Around Halloween I mentioned that I have been on a serious Misfits kick as of late, and that still hasn’t settled down yet. I’m sure all you punkers know who The Misfits are (if you don’t, they were a punk band from NJ formed in the 70s who mixed catchy aggressive melodies with B-rated horror film themes), and the one I’ve been listening to the most lately is Walk Among Us.
Released as The Misfits debut full length back in 1982, Walk Among Us was actually the 3rd album the band recorded as the band had a hard time generating label interest… (way to drop the fucking ball on that one labels). Consisting of 13 songs in 25 minutes, The Misfits played a style of punk rock blending “in your head all fucking day” chord progressions with Danzig’s “blues crooner on bath salts” to make some of the most high energy songs of their time.
The band really took the 1950s and 1960s influences that early punk had to heart with plenty of “whoas” and oldies chord progressions, but instead of lyrics about lost loves we get songs about collecting skulls and zombies from outer space exterminating all humans.
Walk Among Us is a rowdy damn good time and a classic punk album that you should definitely have.