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Famous Monsters Ltd Digipack [Limited Edition]

Misfits Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Oct 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B000025ANY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 227,773 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Kong At The Gates
2. The Forbidden Zone
3. Lost In Space
4. Dust To Dust
5. Crawling Eye
6. Witch Hunt
7. Scream!
8. Saturday Night
9. Pumpkin Head
10. Scarecrow Man
11. Die Monster Die
12. Living Hell
13. Descending Angel
14. Them
15. Fiend Club
16. Hunting Humans
17. Helena
18. Kong Unleashed
19. Devil Doll
20. 1000000 Years BC
See all 21 tracks on this disc

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Considering the late 90s' resurgence in horror films (Scream, The Haunting, The Blair Witch Project), the return of the Misfits makes perfect sense. Formed in 1977 by bassist Jerry Only and vocalist Glenn Danzig, their doom-laden hardcore punk served as an absolutely appropriate backing for an often hilarious and always morbid lyrical fascination with slasher flicks and real-life murder. They split in 1983 to become an enduring (and highly collectible) legend, only to reform 14 years later--without Danzig, who had his own megalomaniacal path to follow. Famous Monsters sees the band back on familiar territory, concerning themselves with such infamous cinematic terrors as King Kong, Pumpkinhead and the rampaging mutant ants from Them! The music veers from punky chant-a-longs through bloody psychobilly to a simplistic and insistent metal, singer Michael Graves slipping from a melodramatic Bruce Dickinson-style rap & wail to consciously sugary melodies recalling cod-tragic 60s' ballads like "Tell Laura I Love Her". A convinced and convincing freak-fest. --Dominic Wills

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alright! Lets do it! 29 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
Now you listen to me! dont listen to anyone else, this is an album worth buying twice!
Some say its too clean and not like the older stuff, but if it was, that would just be silly. some say its not as agressive as DANZIG, but please, let me enlighten you...
In the song SATURDAY NIGHT, he sings about how he kills all of his girlfriends, in the song SCREAM, he sings about how he wants to hear his victims scream (funny enough) and in the song HUNTING HUMANS, well, you can kinda guess cant you?
So if you can find a song on there that isnt catchy, E mail me, i challenge you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Misfits - Famous Monsters 9 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic album, combining the original Misfits feel with much better produced sound, notably Doyle's guitar and Michale Graves' new improved voice, which is distinctly better than the vocals on "American Psycho". Jerry Only said once that if he ever made a record that was not better than his last, then he would quit the business. Well it is obvious to see that this is not necessary, as this is a clear improvement. The horror jokes wear thin after a while, but the music more than makes up for this. There is a clear Fifties fell to a couple of the tracks, such as the doo-wop inspired Saturday Night, and the hellish rockabilly-style Scarecrow Man, which show that the 'fits acknowledge their roots. Highlights of the album include Forbidden Zone, Scream and hunting Humans. True, one or two songs might be considered mediocre, but then there are 18 songs on the album. Essential listening for any fiend.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST Misfits album 23 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album gets alot of bad rap because it's not like Danzig-style Misfits. Well I love the Danzig style (I have the coffin set) but I still adore this album.
The comic book presentation of this album gives an idea that this is going to be quite the "fantasy" album. That it is, the death-obsessed lyrics of the 80s are still there as well as a more mature approach (i.e. Saturday Night) and a classic comic book idea (i.e. Forbidden Zone and Lost in Space).
The album is so much futher than the old (and great) dirty old school punk style and is more like a punk metal album. Heavy riffs, amazing solos, great vocals...a great album. The best Misfits album and one of the best albums ever made.
Best songs include Forbidden Zone, Scream (which they made a good music video for), Saturday Night, Descending Angel and Helena. Get this CD, it's amazing. The 3 extra tracks are a bonus too (even though Helena (2) is near identical to the first one).
Anyway get this album, it's an uplifting and heavy album and sounds nothing like Elvis (unlike Danzig's voice).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even hard-core Fiends should like it... 17 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
Okay, so Cpt. Glenn is noticeably missed, and it hasn't got that gravelly, untamed sound to it as Walk Among Us or Earth A.D- but what the Misfits have produced with new front man Michale Graves is impressive nonetheless. The sound quality is greatly improved, Michale Graves brings a different and updated quality to the vocals - lets face it, he had bloody big boots to fill after Danzig, and it was obvious he would never be able to fit them, or imitate Glenn's unique style.
Despite Famous Monsters appalling cover artwork, its an enjoyable album, filled with instantly howl-along songs to perhaps rival Last Caress, Attitude or Die die my darling. It also features some amazing songs such as Scream, Helena and Descending Angel that definitely deserve a listen to even by the most hard-core Fiend.
So it's not Danzig, but Jerry Only is still there, Doyle is awesome on the guitar and Michale Graves seems much more comfortable than he was on American Psycho.
I would definitely recommend buying Famous Monsters...
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5.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly brilliant! buy it now! 25 Sep 2010
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When I first heard about this cd, i thought it would be pretty bad considering they were without danzig, but actually the songs sound awesome! Graves' voice fits the song styles perfectly. They sound quite different to the songs from the danzig era but don't be put off, songs such as the forbidden zone and lost in space are both masterpieces! so if your a misfits fan, buy this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars wow!!! 15 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD
well i have only been a misfits fan for say almost a year now and i originally started with the misfits collection vol.1 and was blown away by that. so i decided to buy famous monsters and wow was it a good choice!!! its simply pure awesomeness!!! i love it and if you want a good misfits album in your collection then i suggest this one!!! stand out tracks for me are, fiend club, dust to dust, helena and scarecrow man!!! get it now!!!
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By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
people predicted the misfits would suffer when they returned with michael graves on voclas instead of glenn danzig,this is proof that was never gonna happen,graves does a fantastic job leading one of the greatest bands of all time,the shock horror rockers are in immense form here and they are taking no prisoners here,simple as that really.

the album is filled with misfits classic after classic,cracking 3 minute or under anthems that sound immense live and superb on cd as well,songs like forbidden zone,dust to dust,witch hunt and the startling scream which has a killer video highlight the quality of this album,helena is a moody,brooding number which is class yet again,the misfits know how to write a catchy number,they do it better than most,there isnt a bad song on here,the album was produced by roadrunner records who didnt appreciate this band or album enough,shame on them
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4.0 out of 5 stars yes, its not Danzig. But that doesn't make it bad
I like this album a lot. Its true, it wont appeal to all fans of Danzig-era Misfits, but this is very different. Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2004 by "thesonandtheheir"
5.0 out of 5 stars horror punk lives, whatever anyone says!!
why does this album get so much stick??? o.k, so maybe it doesn't live up to the danzigesque stylings of "walk among us", but thats cause it's not supposed to. Read more
Published on 10 Mar 2003 by "sent-2-kill-s-club"
5.0 out of 5 stars A BRILLANT ALBUM
ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS I HAVE.THE VOCALS ARE DIFFERENT FROM GLENN DANZIGS AND THE MUSIC IS AS GOOD AS THE OLD STUFF, MR GRAVES DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB. Read more
Published on 9 May 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars This is the worst Misfits record committed to disc!
Where do i start? This would have Glenn Danzig spinning in his coffin. This record is a million miles from Danzig era Misfits, it's too clean, way over produced - the gitarz are so... Read more
Published on 23 April 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars the misfits have the propensity for immensity
Pornography for your ears.This is the best album i have ever heard, the heavy guitars mixed with the sweet vocals is amazing.Buy this album.NOW! Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2001 by general_vanderwacker@yahoo.co.uk
5.0 out of 5 stars Monsterously Masterful!
As a Metallica fan, I am already familiar with the Misfits in their original guise (e.g. "Die, die, my Darling") - Cliff Burton was totally dedicated to the 'fits - but... Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2000 by BJ
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the most awesome album I have ever heard
I have only recently discovered the misfits, and I only wish that I had discovered them earlier. This album rules, with it's punk/goth music and lyrics producing one of the... Read more
Published on 8 Dec 1999 by peter4781@hotmail.com
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