Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Countdown Day 9 - Walk Among Us (1982)

There must be some bugs running around my little old head. How could I have a Halloween series without at least once mentioning the Misfits?

The granddaddies of horror punk first got together in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey. Their first album Walk Among Us was released a mere year before they broke up when lead vocalist and founder Glenn Danzig left to form his own group named (surprise) Danzig.

Y'see, what you've got here is 13 songs in a mere 25 minutes. Listening to this album is like watching every late night B-movie ever produced all at the same time while they're being fast forwarded through your ancient VCR.

Death, mayhem, Martians, zombies, werewolves and vampires. Glenn croons and groans his way through tunes that are catchy, fun, and timeless. The first time you get to hear his 'woaah woaah woaahs' being played over brutally sped up 1950's guitar riffs and the pounding drum work indeed. With a day from Halloween, this record deserves a spin. 

What is that you say? Don't own a copy. Well, good fortune for you! The whole thing is on Youtube.

Until next time.

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