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THE UTNE READER (July/August 1996)
THE MISFITS: Box Set (Caroline).  The Misfits weren't the only band to
blend B-movie camp with rock 'n' roll, but their black costumes and songs
about gore, mutilation, and flying saucers made them if not the heart then
certainly the blood and guts of what became known as Gothic rock. The 100
minutes of music in this coffin-shaped box set cover the group's entire
six-year history, documenting it's progression from an instrument smashing
caricature of every parent's worst heavy-metal nightmare to a ghoulish
burlesque act whose songs ("Devil's Whorehouse" and "Green Hell," for
example) are, in the end, suprisingly catchy.
			-Patrick Smith