Music: Halloween LP 2 – The Misfits, “Walk Among Us”
They have become a bit of a joke now, more a Hot Topic black sweatshirt then a real band. That’s fine because they only made one great LP and a couple of good singles and everybody’s got to make money somehow.
Here’s what allmusic.com has to say, “The Misfits’ 1982 debut full-length, Walk Among Us, rapidly became a legendary effort of U.S. punk, the more so because it so willfully violated many rules which were already ironically straitjacketing the scene. Utterly devoid of political confrontation or social uplift, embracing a costume sense that might have given Kiss pause and generally coming across like the horror-movie nightmares they looked like on the cover, the Misfits just wanted to entertain and do their own thing — and that they did, brilliantly. Nearly every song on the album — 13 total, delivered in a light-speed 25 minutes — is a twisted classic, with the band’s trademark ’50s/’60s melodies run through a punk/metal meatgrinder on full display.” – Sounds about right and it is the perfect Halloween soundtrack.