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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great starting point for new fans,
If you're new to the Misfits, this is the best place to start in my opinion. As the booklet in the CD says, Static Age was recorded very quickly and comes off sounding really raw and dirty as a result - but that's not a bad thing! The band obviously know what they're doing, and storm through the songs with real energy. Static Age is full of great tracks, some highlights being 'Last Caress', 'Attitude', 'Bullet' and the simple yet brilliant 'We Are 138'. Top notch punk, a lot of fun to listen to.
This version of the CD comes with two hidden tracks, the first of which is a 8 minute collection 'Outtakes' from the recording sessions - it's just a lot of snippets of the starts of songs, or band members commenting on tracks... nothing spetacular, but cool none the less.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite albums,
This record is all the Misfits I will ever need. Sure other records are good and some are even great, but this one is a true masterpiece and I like how it's as much Elvis and Jim Morrison as it's punk rock. There's a depth to this album that was never heard again from the Misfits. Top notch record.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic,
I first heard this album after I had heard some of the later Misfits albums (American Psycho, Famous Monsters etc)and although not as tight and well produced as the later recordings this is one of the truly great albums from the danzig era. The songs are catchy and have some brilliant vocal melodies. It's a far better album than Earth AD (one of the worse Misfits albums) and any self respecting punk fan should buy this album right now. One of punk music's finest hours
5.0 out of 5 stars Hybrid Moments,
This review is from: Static Age [Explicit] (MP3 Download)
Bought this album for hybrid moments but it's got plenty of great tracks on there, misfits will always be a favourite for me
5.0 out of 5 stars The Misfits at their best!,
This might have been one of their first albums but you can see where they have influence from. From the Ramones guitars to Elvis/Jim Morrison on vocals. It has so much high octane energy right from the start! An album such as this might not be for everyone as their lyrics talk about death, shootings and sex.
I would certainly recommend this album if you want some fantastic punk rock from a bygone era in music!
5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horror inspired Punk! Let the good times roll!,
The Misfits were started more than 25 years out of a
young Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only's desire to make
great music. Little did they know that they would
soon become one of the most popular and succesful
bands of all time. They took the title of Marylin
Monroe's last film as their name and used it as a way
of imortalising their image, and set out to make a big impression.
From the start the misfits were playing strong,
aggressive punk rock and were playing it to the
Their original formulae was to play 50's inspired
rock and roll, as well as playing it with a shared
love of Horror Movies as an influence in their lyrics
and style of playing. Though this love of horror movies
also influenced the way they dressed and this soon earnt
them their reoccuring title as goths. The misfits were
called a goth band as they were often spotted with long black 'Devil Lock'hairstyles, wearing
make up, leather jackets, and various other
items of gothic clothing.
The Misfits are also well known for the skull icon
on their boots, jackets and equiptment andthis was
soon recognised as being the misfits main logo, known
to fans as the 'fiend skull'.
The original Misfits survived a succesful 18 years
until their split with Glenn danzig in the mid 80's
which ended the bands long running carrer inwhich they
had released 4 full length albums and released 10 7"
singles. The Misfits stayed dead as Danzig formed bands
such as Samhain and Danzig in his absence from the band.
In 1997, founding member reformed the band but this time
with a new drummer, a new lead singer Michael graves and
a much heavier sound! The Misfits were back and back to
stay and have since released 3 new albums 'American psycho', 'famous monsters' and their
brand new 50's
cover album 'Project 1950'. Who knows where the
misfits will go from here but one things for sure,
you cant keep a good band down!
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