Misfits – Walk Among Us

ARTIST: Misfits                       220px-Misfits_-_Walk_Among_Us_cover

TITLE:  Walk Among Us

YEAR RELEASED: 1982

CHART ACTION: None

SINGLES: None

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: I’m sure the converted know them all.

LINEUP: Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, Doyle, Arthur Googy

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: First released full-length album after a boatload of singles and EPs.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: After false starts, band changes, label reluctance, and instability in general, the (in) famous Misfits finally released a full length album in 1982. Was it worth the wait?

Well, maybe. It depends on who you talk to.

It’s punk rock with horror ethos, which is fine. Glenn Danzig conveys the requisite evil emotions, and the band plays with fervor. What’s happening here is the same-same-same of a lot of the tracks, especially the ‘whoa-ho-whoa’ backing vocals.

I’m not part of the cult – I missed that railroad, and I’ve always been skeptical. This didn’t really convert me, but it’s NOT bad, really. It’s decent enough, and enough time has passed where it’s not really ‘scary’ anymore except to some zealot fundies.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: They had an album ready to go in 1978, but shelved it due to band changes and no record company interest.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No

 GRADE: B: Honestly, it’s not as good as the hype, but it’s also near the end of their road.

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