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HOT TUB TIME MACHINE
every damn product.
we were so innocent back then
original member left.
Hole and the Smashing Pumpkins being prime examples.
Then again, I've happily watched the Misfits on two occasions with 2 and 1 original members in the line-up respectively. However, they had drafted in Black Flag's Dez Cadena and Robo plus Marky Ramone rather than Johnny Sessionista.
must be one or the other
No merchandise from him, but as ever the Misfits money making machine was in full swing. They must offer a wider range of gear to buy than any other band with the exception of Kiss.
There must have been 25 tee shirt designs alone, they make Pop Will Eat Itself look restrained.
They're more like a merchandise range with a band attached now. But they used to be sooo very good.
The ubiquitous skull tee shirt has been everywhere for years. I've seen people wearing it who would never know who Misfits were in a million years, then again I've spoken to people who thought that Sonic Youth was some kind of streetwear label.
'I went to see the fake Misfits in Liverpool a few years back (God knows why) and the line up was Marky Ramone, Dez Cadena and Jerry Only.
Jerry Only, clearly coked up to the eyeballs, spent about ten minutes - two horribly rendered, yowling, awful Misfits covers into the set - screaming at the audience about how all three guys in the band WERE THERE... IN THE SCENE... WHEN IT MATTERED... and how kids these days didn't understand anything.
On top of the fact that Marky Ramone could've been any session drummer, Dez Cadena got pretty much booted out of Black Flag when they became too musically adventurous for him and Jerry Only didn't write ANY of the Misfits songs, I felt it was a bit rich anyway but it got worse when he then started informing us that all punk had its roots in 50s pop and that the Misfits had recorded "The 1950s Project" (Only and his knobby mates BUTCHERING classic 50s songs, for anyone not familiar) to show the kids the true roots of punk.
They then went into a strangulated, drunken-fat-sweaty-uncle-on-the-karaoke-box-quality version of "This Magic Moment" and I walked the fuck out.
It was amongst the very worst things I've ever seen on a stage.'
you'd probably have paid £15 or so to get in.
They were alright on the two occasions I've seen them, but it's just novelty rock n roll karaoke nostalgia. I always cringe when I see those adverts in the back of Sunday newspapers for Freddy and The Dreamers 40th anniversary tours and so on, but I guess those Newfits tours are just as bad.
but it's far better than ''Til Death Do Us Part' which was, i'm sure you'll agree, a stinking turd.