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The Misfits are a Horror punk band formed in 1977 and led by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig (born Glenn Anzalone) and later, bassist Jerry Only (born Gerald Caiafa). They were highly influential on the genres of heavy metal, punk rock and rock music in general. Though they ceased recording and performing in 1983, a new version of the band (led by Only and without founder and former frontman Danzig) began operations in 1995 (see below).

The early Misfits were often quite melodic, featuring Danzig's versatile singing, which had a style rooted in Italian tenors such as Mario Lanza and in 1950s doo-wop. Musically, the band has also displayed some rockabilly influences (but not as much as psychobilly bands). Early Misfits songs tended to have catchy, sing-along choruses, initially backed by Danzig's distorted keyboard accompaniments (circa 1977), and later by willfully crude guitar-rock. The band began as a largely untrained ensemble. After several lineup changes and increasing international acclaim, Danzig disbanded the original Misfits in 1983.

The band often wore ghoulish makeup when performing, and bassist Jerry Only reputedly invented a hairstyle called the devilock, with the bangs coming to a point in front of the nose or chin, a style still worn by fans today and contributed to the foundation of Horror Punk.

When the band originally reformed, it featured Michale Graves on vocals, Jerry Only on bass, Dr. Chud on drums, and Jerry's brother Doyle on guitar. Doyle is currently estranged from the group and is working with a new group named Gorgeous Frankenstein, which formed in 2005. Doyle recently reunited with Glenn Danzig's band Danzig to perform special sets of Misfits songs on Danzig's Blackest of the Black 2005 and 2006 tour.

A third, "touring" incarnation of the band, without original singer Danzig, is presently led by the only other "constant" original member, bassist Jerry Only. Members of the touring group have included Marky Ramone (of the Ramones), and both drummer ROBO (who was a member of the original band), and guitarist Dez Cadena of Black Flag fame.

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  • New Flash Box Anyone?

    Ok you can start leaving comments pretty much wherever, with suggestions for a new flash box... by The Misfits... looking for ur favorite misfits song, you never know it might be the flash box if we can find it on utube :D
    yours truly

    10 Comments 309 weeks

  • This Sucks

    Yea if u guys are wondering we cant put any songs on the page because they are the artiests original work... bleh we arnt even allowed to any more same goes for the rob zombie page... which u should join by the way... but it is really gay, at least we have a flash box but yea the gay tards at bebo inc. wont let us because of some stupid copy right violations.

    2 Comments 327 weeks

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