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Famous Monsters
Misfits
Famous Monsters
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Special edition of 1999 album from Glenn Danzig's influential punk/ metal group in a limited edition digipak with three bonus tracks added, including the Japanese edition's extra cut, 'Devil Doll', plus '1,000,000 Years B....  more »

      
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All Artists: Misfits
Title: Famous Monsters
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Roadrunner Records
Original Release Date: 10/5/1999
Release Date: 10/5/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016861865825

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Special edition of 1999 album from Glenn Danzig's influential punk/ metal group in a limited edition digipak with three bonus tracks added, including the Japanese edition's extra cut, 'Devil Doll', plus '1,000,000 Years B.C.' & 'Helena 2'. 21 tracks total

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Patrick C. (MeadowbrookManor) from SEATTLE, WA
Reviewed on 7/19/2008...
Good clean monster punk from a one-of-a-kind band...

CD Reviews

THE MISFITS RULE
Cyber-Punk | 08/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

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OK, lets get this stuff out of the Way:

- Danzig-Era Misfits were Awesome...but if Danzig is going to be a pre-madonna about letting Jerry Only continue with the band that he helped form....then Danzig should just shut up and cash his royalty checks

-Michale Graves is at LEAST as talented as Danzig....(if not more.) Proof positive, listen to Michale's solo material and compare that to Danzigs. If you can maintain your sanity after listening to the Danzig albums after the 3rd one, then you're a better man that I

I hate making this comparison, but the same way Dio replaced Ozzy in Sabbath - Graves did with the Misfits. Its a different era of the Misfits now (more camp, less true horror)...lets put it this way; the Misfits of the 90's are of the same gene pool as Rob Zombie (Dragula, American Witch...) Danzig was more like King Diamond (Abigal, Spiders Lullaby.) You can't compare them as they're different.

So, what's to say about "Famous Monsters?" It's great punk, has some filler - but also has some true classics ("Scream," "Forbidden Zone," "Die Monster Die.")If you dig The Ramones, the original Misfits or horror/camp - then give this album and the preceding one ("American Psycho") a chance.

Project 1950 isn't too bad either...but Jerry doesn't have the vocal chops to do another album. (Jerry, if you're reading this find a new singer...I hear Deep Purples' Ian Gillan has some spare time...hah ha ha)

If you dig this album, be sure to check out The Lords of the New Church here Killer Lords

And, if you're interested in hard rock/electro with a touch of camp (check out their cover of Oingo Boingos "Dead Man's Party" and their track "Virus") - check out The S1nd1cate here Reloaded




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Cheesy cover,awesome album!!
Dream Warrior | san francisco | 01/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow. I just discovered this one. I used to have American Psycho on CD along time ago and never knew they made another one with this same line up. Man, I missed out! This blows AP away, although there are stand out tracks on that record, everyone of the songs on FM Kicks ASS! They all blend into each other very nicely, all the tracks are melodic with plenty of feeling in the lyrics and guitars. Danzig era Misfits might have the memorable songs (I always smile when listening to American Nightmare or I Turned Into A Martian:) but this is the most complete Misfits album in my opinion. Also, if you just don't like Danzig and his style of making himself the center theme in all of his music, then you will appreciate the fact that Graves does not bring that to this later version of the Misfits. BUY IT!"