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on 9 August 2003
I had a feeling this wasn't going to disappoint and it certainly didn't. This is one of the very, very few CDs that I've ever bought that I've played repeatedly (and I mean repeatedly!) since the day it arrived.
In case you didn't know, it's The Misfits giving classic songs from the 1950s the punk treatment and with the exception of "Great Balls of Fire" (a bit of a dud I thought)they sound absolutely terrific. Only one of 'em clocks in at over three minutes! - my only complaint is that 10 short tracks doesn't exactly fill a CD (Mind you too much of a good thing and all that).
Misfits die hards will probably argue it's not really The Misfits but Jerry Only (orignal Misfit), Dez Cadenza (ex Black Flag) and Marky Ramone (ex, er, The Ramones) and guests have come up trumps here.
Go on, treat yourself and I can all but guarantee:
1. You won't be able to resist smiling (especially to "Monster Mash");
2. You won't be able to stop yourself singing along at the top of your voice (especially to "You Belong To Me")and;
3. You'll marvel at the backing vocals (including Ronnie Spector on a couple of tracks).
and, oh yeah, if you play it loud in the car you'll probably find it gets your adrenalin pumping so hard your heart will start beating harder. Mine did.