The Misfits: Static Age Revisited!

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Another great show at the Korova happened on Sunday. The Misfits came to town with She Demons  and a few other local San Antonio acts including Grave Babes, The Sandworms and The Deceased. Unfortunately, I was not able to make it out to this show but regardless, it was definitely a show worth going to.

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This wasn't just an ordinary Misfits show. The theme of the show was to revisit a very throwback Misfits record. It is one of their most popular albums from the 70's entitled "Static Age." This record has some of their greatest and most influential hits that the band has ever made including, "Last Caress", "Return of the Fly", "Teenagers from Mars", "Hybrid Moments," and many more!

The Misfits have gone through many lineup changes over the years, and only one member remains from the original Static Age Lineup. That man is Jerry Only, the bassist and current lead vocalist for the band. He's the one that keeps the band active and the other members have gone their separate ways to work on solo projects and there have been a few lawsuit disputes over contracts of the name and image.

Here's a little bio of them that they included with the promotions of the tour for those of you not familiar with them:


"From the hell they came… 30 years ago in a small town in New Jersey called Lodi. It was there, at the dawn of the punk movement in April 1977, that the Misfits were born. Taking for their name the title of Marilyn Monroe's final movie, they set out to make an impression. They wound up making history and creating a legacy which has withstood the test of time. Today, boasting a massive catalog of music old and new, a new lineup and an influence felt around the world, the Misfits are generating more interest than ever before.

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From its inception, the Misfits were primal. Their music was aggressive, confrontational and dangerous with violent lyrics as seen through the eyes of a monster, coupled with timeless vocal melodies bred from 1950's rock and roll. Immortalizing black and white B horror films in their music, the Misfits developed a ghoulish and totally unique persona, from their hand made musical weapons to the stiletto hairstyle they called the "devil locks." It was the early days of punk and they had created a rebellion all their own."

1 comment :

  1. Looking to buy the orange and black poster, but where?!

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