DEFORMED WASTE, 7/98 -------------------- the MISFITS LINEUPS ================================================================== #/date Vocals Bass Drums Guitar ================================================================== 1-6/77-?/77 Glenn Danzig Jerry Only Manny 2-?/77-1/78 Glenn Danzig Jerry Only Manny Franche' Coma 3-1/78-11/78 Glenn Danzig Jerry Only Mr.Jim Franche' Coma 4-11/78-?/80 Glenn Danzig J.Only Joey Image Bobby Steele 5-?/80 Glenn Danzig J.Only Arthur Googy B.Steele 6-10/80-1982 Glenn Danzig J.Only Arthur Googy Doyle 7-1982-9/83 Glenn Danzig J.Only Robo Doyle 8-10/31/83 Glenn Danzig J.Only Brian Damage Doyle ================================================================== In the 60's when people noticed that the hippy/psychedelic era sucked there was the Stooges-the original shock rockers. In the 70's when people noticed that disco sucked there was Alice Cooper and later Black Flag. It was time for a new scene all together. A scene that would change punk rock forever. That scene originated from the mind- warping, violent hardcore stylings of The Misfits!! Brainchild of madman, Glenn Danzig, who did all the songwriting and almost all of the artwork. In June of 1977, Danzig and Jerry Caiafa met through a mutual friend named Manny Martinez and formed the Misfits. After the release of their first(and by far the worst) record, Cough/Cool, they found a guitarist named Franche Coma. They were offered 30 hours of recording studio time when Manny bailed. They got Mr.Jim from Whodat and Boojang and released their second effort, Bullet. This is when Jerry started using the name Jerry Only. After that, Franche' Coma left because of tour-fobia. Soon after, Mr.Jim left as well and that's when they got their buddy, Bobby Steele to play guitar and Joey Image to play drums. Horror Business would be the forth-coming classic 7" and scene. This is when the horror obsession caught up with them and the crimson ghost possessed their records. The devilocks were mere bangs but they were there. After a cancelled tour of England, Joey Image left the band and they released Night of the Living Dead. They released Beware, their first 12" release, in January of 1980. They now had a following called the Fiend Club and a new drummer called Arthur Googy. In 1980, Bobby Steele was getting fucked up on drugs and alcohol and stopped showing up to practices. This could not be tolerated so they kicked him out and he immediately started the Undead. They let Jerry's little brother, Paul Caiafa (aka Doyle) in the band to play guitar. He attracted chicks and his head attracted beer cans. Doyle played his first Misfits show on Halloween of 1980. They continually played shows and released records until 1982 when the first album was released. Walk Among Us is STILL a big success especially among the punks. They released it on Ruby/Slash instead of their own Plan9 label. Slash set up a tour of California. One night, a classic incident happened at one of their gigs. In SF, On Broadway, somebody kept throwing beer cans at Doyle's head. A few were full. After they played "We Are 138" with Henry Rollins singing backup, they got fed up. Googy and manager, Rocky Caiafa jumped into the crowd to get the guy. Doyle made a failed attempt at pulling him towards the stage with his guitar and ended up breaking it over his head. He was walked out the backdoor by the pigs. So the Misfits kept touring when one night at McDonald's, Glenn and Goggy got in a fight. Googy wanted two cheeseburgers and Glenn said one because they were low on cash. It ended up being bigger than it needed to be and Arthur left the Misfits. Black Flag drummer, Robo, was looking for a band and the Misfits were looking for a drummer. In 1983, a deadlier, bloodier, speedier, hardcorer album was released. This classic was called Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood and it brought hardcore to a new level. Sooner or later it was time for Robo to get into a fight with Glenn and leave the band. Since they were long fed up with going from drummer to drummer for 7 years, and since Jerry and Glenn stopped getting along, they did their farewell show in Michigan. The last song the Misfits ever played was "Night of the Living Dead". The next day, they drove home in Jerry's car and the Misfits sadly died. Glenn went on to form another bloody hardcore band called Samhain and later Danzig. Jerry and Doyle went on to form metal band Kryst the Conquerer and later the Newfits' AMERICAN PSYCHO era. But don't worry, their spinal remains are still available in stores everywhere. I suggest getting COLLECTION 1 since everybody already has COLLECTION 2.