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Recording Sessions

In The Studio
Like many other bands, The Misfits recorded at several different studios over the years and had recording sessions that took place over the course of several months, with long breaks in between studio visits. Very few written records were kept, and it is very possible that tapes were lost or stolen.

The Misfits recorded "live in the studio" directly onto two-inch multi-track tapes, usually with 8 or 16 tracks. A multi-track tape plays and records in only one direction and has a certain number of tracks or channels onto which music is recorded. For instance, a song on an 8-track tape might have three tracks devoted to guitars, one for bass, one for vocals, one for drums, and two for background vocals. Multi-track tapes include almost everything recorded during the session, from the band talking to alternate takes of the songs.

After recording, the band selected the best takes of each song, mixed them, and transferred them to a 1/4 inch master tape. The mixing process usually involved the band members and an outside producer selecting which tracks to use in a song, which tracks to re-record, and where and when to add new tracks. Mixing also involves adjusting the volume levels of the tracks and adding effects, if necessary. Occasionally, as in the case of "In The Doorway," the final mix of a song used portions from different takes of the same song. The producer than transferred the final mixes to a 1/4 inch master tape. This mix-down tape, in turn, was mastered (by adjusting the high or low end, for instance). With The Misfits, many songs were re-mastered years later for release on compilations. All Collection II versions were re-mastered in 1987 by Glenn Danzig or 1995 by Tom Begrowicz. Begrowicz also re-mastered all the tracks on The Misfits Box Set in 1995.

Recording Sessions
The following section lists all recording sessions and all known mixes of the songs produced. Each entry includes the song title, playing time, album of release, and additional session information. The publishing credits listed are for the original releases of the songs; all Glenn Danzig tracks were later published by Evilive Music.

Album Chart
12H 12 Hits From Hell
3HH 3 Hits From Hell 7"
BEW Beware 12"
BS1 The Misfits Box Set CD1 (collections)
BS2 The Misfits Box Set CD2 (albums)
BS3 The Misfits Box Set CD3 (sessions)
BS4 The Misfits Box Set CD4 (Static Age)
BSS Box-Set Sampler Edition CD
BUL Bullet 7"
CO1 Collection I or Misfits
CO2 Collection II
COU Cough/Cool 7"
DIE Die, Die My Darling 12"
EAD Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood or Earth A.D.
HAL Halloween 7"
HOR Horror Business 7"
LOB Legacy Of Brutality
NLD Night Of The Living Dead 7"
NWH New Wave Halloween compilation
PL9 Walk Among Us (original Plan 9 Records track list) +
STA Static Age
TFM Teenagers From Mars 7"
WAU Walk Among Us
WKM Who Killed Marilyn? 7" (Glenn Danzig)
+ In late 1981, Glenn Danzig distributed cassette copies of an early version of Walk Among Us for fanzines to review. This version of the album (listed here as PL9) was intended for release on Plan 9 Records with a track listing different from that of the later, official release.
06//1977 Rainbow Studio; New York, NY
# Song Time Release
1 Cough/Cool 2:06 COU, BS3
2 She 1:15 COU, BS3
Format: 8-track tape
Lineup:
Glenn Danzig: electric sync-piano, vocals
Manny: drums and percussion
Jerry Only: bass
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Blankety-Blank Music
Notes: According to Danzig, the band may have recorded a third song at this session. Danzig used a Fender Rhodes electric piano run through a fuzz-box. The tracks were mastered at The Spectrum in Brooklyn, NY. Because the original master tape for this session was lost, Caroline Records re-mastered a DAT copy of Eerie Von's Cough/Cool 7" for The Misfits Box Set.
01//1978 - 02//1978 C.I. Recording, Inc.; New York, NY
# Song Time Release
1 Static Age 1:46 TFM, BSS, BS4, STA
2 TV Casualty 2:23 BS4, STA
3 Some Kinda Hate 1:59 BSS, BS4, STA
4 Last Caress 1:55 BS4, STA
5 Return Of The Fly 1:34 CO2, BS4, STA
6 Hybrid Moments 1:40 BS4, STA
7 We Are 138 1:40 BUL, BEW, CO2, BS4, STA
8 Teenagers From Mars 2:48 TFM, BSS, BS4, STA
9 Come Back 4:57
4:57
BS4, STA
(mixing tape)
10 Angelfuck 1:36 BS4, STA
11 Hollywood Babylon 2:17 BUL, BEW, CO1, BSS, BS1, BS4, STA
12 Attitude 1:28 BUL, BEW, CO2, BS4, STA
13 Bullet 1:36
1:37
BS4, STA
BUL, BEW, CO1
14 Theme For A Jackal 2:35
2:36
BS4, STA
(mixing tape)
15 She (not mixed) 1:22  
16 Spinal Remains (not mixed) 1:24  
17 In The Doorway (not mixed) 1:24  
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Dave Achelis
Lineup:
Franché Coma: background vocals (songs 1-5, 7-8, 11-12), guitar
Glenn Danzig: guitar (songs 1-2), keyboards (song 14), vocals
Mr. Jim: drums
Jerry Only: background vocals (songs 1, 3-5, 7-8, 11-12), bass
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Static Age Music (songs 1-16)
Evilive Music (song 17)
Notes:

Recording
This session was taped with a 16-track recorder onto three reels of 2" tape. Since Franché Coma had not yet learned all the songs when they first entered the studio, Danzig laid down the initial guitar tracks on "Static Age" and "TV Casualty," and Franché added his own guitar tracks later. Franché played barre or open chords and used both up and down strokes on all 17 songs. He added one or two extra guitar tracks to each take selected for release; "Attitude," "We Are 138," "Some Kinda Hate," and "Spinal Remains" had three guitar tracks and "Theme For A Jackal" had four.

Mixing and mastering
The band mixed songs 1-14 in February 1978 onto two 1/4" tapes; songs 1-8 on the first and songs 9-14 on the second. This original mix, which is still available on bootleg tapes, included a microphone pop at the end of "Come Back" and talking before "Theme For A Jackal," both of which were edited out when the Static Age album was released. Interestingly, the original mix of "Bullet" lacks the "1-2-3-4" introduction later included on the Bullet and Beware versions. "Last Caress" was remixed for release on Beware (see 09//1979). Danzig also overdubbed and remixed songs 1-3, 6, 9-10, 14-16 for Legacy Of Brutality (see 1985). Collection II versions were re-mastered in 1987 from Danzig's mix-down tape, and The Misfits Box Set and Static Age versions were re-mastered in 1995 from Franché Coma's mix-down tape. Caroline Records later mixed and mastered songs 15-17 (see 02/24/1997).

01/26/1979 - 02/05/1979 C.I. Recording, Inc.; New York, NY
# Song Time Release
1 Who Killed Marilyn? 1:58
1:55
BS3
LOB, BS2
2 Where Eagles Dare 2:00
1:57
BS3
LOB, BS2
3 Horror Business 2:42
2:42
BSS, BS3
HOR, BEW, CO1, BS1
4 Teenagers From Mars 2:32
2:41
2:33
BS3
HOR, BEW, CO1
BS1
5 Children In Heat 2:05
2:05
BS3
HOR, CO2, BS1
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Dave Achelis
Lineup:
Glenn Danzig: guitar, vocals
Joey Image: drums
Jerry Only: background vocals, bass
Bobby Steele: background vocals, guitar
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music (song 3)
Static Age Music (songs 1-2, 4-5)
Notes:

Recording
The band recorded one take of "Where Eagles Dare" and several takes of the other songs. Although they usually segued from "Teenagers From Mars" to "Children In Heat" while performing live, they made several mistakes recording the pair this way in the studio. Instead, they recorded them separately and mixed them to sound as though they were played continuously. Danzig used a 1957 Gretsch guitar for the backwards feedback intro to "Where Eagles Dare" (CO1, BS1).

Mixing and mastering
The songs were mixed on 02/05/1979, although the Horror Business single insert incorrectly says 02/28/1979. The original mixes of all five songs are included on the Sessions disc of The Misfits Box Set (BS3) with Bobby Steele's guitar tracks only. At the end of the recording session, Danzig overdubbed an extra guitar track onto all the songs and remixed them (BEW, BS1, BS2, CO1, HOR, LOB). The Collections disc of The Misfits Box Set (BS1) includes a version of "Teenagers From Mars" with Dave Achelis's introduction edited out. "Where Eagles Dare" was remixed for Collection I (see 1986).

06//1979 The Song Shop; New York, NY
# Song Time Release
1 Night Of The Living Dead 2:02 NLD, BSS, BS3
2 Where Eagles Dare 1:51 NLD, BS3
3 Rat Fink 1:50 NLD, CO2, BS1
4 Vampira 1:36 BSS, BS3
5 Violent World 1:50 BS3
6 Who Killed Marilyn? 1:50 BS3
7 Spook City U.S.A. 2:13 BS3
8 Horror Business 2:32 BS3
Format: 8-track tape
Engineer: Wayne Vlcan
Producer: Danny Zelonky and The Misfits
Lineup:
Glenn Danzig: vocals
Joey Image: drums
Jerry Only: background vocals (songs 2-3, 5-8), bass
Bobby Steele: background vocals (songs 3, 5-8), guitar
Author: Glenn Danzig (songs 1-2, 4-8)
Allan Sherman / Wills / Anderson (song 3)
Publisher: Hell-bent Music (song 1)
Hill + Range Music (song 3)
Evilive Music (songs 4-8)
Static Age Music (song 2)
Notes: This session was recorded, mixed, and mastered in June 1979.
09//1979 C.I. Recording, Inc.; New York, NY
# Song Time Release
1 She 1:22  
2 Return Of The Fly 1:34  
3 Last Caress 1:55 BEW, CO2
4 Theme For A Jackal 2:35  
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Dave Achelis
Remix: 01//1978 C.I. Recording
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Static Age Music
Notes: In preparation for Beware, Glenn Danzig and Bobby Steele returned to the studio to remix tracks from the January 1978 session. According to Bobby Steele, "these mixes are slightly cleaner, and we added reverb to the vocals." The remix of "Last Caress" was used on Beware and re-mastered for Collection II. The others have never been released.
08/05/1980 - 09/05/1980 Master Sound Productions; Franklin Square, NY
# Song Time Release
1 Halloween 1:46 LOB, BS2, NWH
2 Vampira 1:19 CO1, BS1
3 I Turned Into A Martian 1:49 BS3
4 Skulls 1:52 BS3
5 London Dungeon 2:33 3HH, CO1, BSS, BS1
6 Night Of The Living Dead 1:51 CO1, BS1, BS3
7 Horror Hotel 1:25 3HH, PL9, CO2, BSS, BS1
8 Ghouls Night Out 1:56 3HH, PL9, CO1, BS1
9 Astro Zombies 2:13 BS3
10 Where Eagles Dare 1:37 BS3
11 Violent World 1:34 BS3
12 Halloween II 2:28 BS3
13 London Dungeon (2nd take not mixed) 2:39  
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Ben
Producer: Robbie Alter
Lineup:
Robbie Alter: guitar (songs 5, 11)
Glenn Danzig: guitar (song 12), vocals
Doyle: guitar (songs 1-4, 6-11)
Arthur Googy: drums
Jerry Only: background vocals (songs 1-6, 8-12), bass
Bobby Steele: background vocals (songs 3, 11-12), guitar
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes:

Recording
The Misfits began this recording session on 08/07/1980 with Bobby Steele on guitar and completed and mixed on 09/07/1980 with Doyle. For each song, Bobby laid down three guitar tracks (one lead track and two rhythm tracks). Doyle later added guitar tracks to most songs, which were then mixed with his guitar sound in the center. Two songs also include additional guitar by producer Robbie Alter. Excluding overdubs, each song was recorded in one take, except "London Dungeon," of which the band recorded two takes.

Mixing and mastering
"Skulls" and "Astro Zombies" were later remixed for Collection I. The Misfits later recorded a different drum track for "Halloween II" and remixed the song for the Halloween 7" (see 1981). Bill Inglot and Andrew Garver of Rhino Records re-mastered "Halloween" for the New Wave Halloween compilation album. All 13 songs were later remixed for 12 Hits From Hell (see 07/26/2001)

03//1981 Mix-O-Lydian Studio; Boonton, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 Archangel 6:15  
Format: 16-track tape
Lineup:
Glenn Danzig: drums, guitar, vocals
Jerry Only: bass
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: According to interviews with Glenn Danzig, Steve Zing, and Al Pike, "Archangel" was recorded by Danzig and Jerry Only at Mix-O-Lydian Studio in 1981. Dave Vanian of The Damned was supposed to join them in the studio later to add his own vocal track, replacing Danzig's. When this did not happen, Danzig abandoned the song until August 1983 when he overdubbed new tracks with Samhain for release on Initium. The Misfits version is longer than the later Samhain recording, with less rhythm guitar and additional choruses after the guitar solo. Unlike the Samhain version, it comes to a complete ending and does not fade out. It has never been released.
04//1981 Mix-O-Lydian Studio; Boonton, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 Who Killed Marilyn? 1:43 WKM
2 Spook City U.S.A. 2:08 WKM
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: George Germain
Producer: Glenn Danzig
Lineup:
Glenn Danzig: bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Static Age Music
Notes: Glenn Danzig recorded these two songs, which are often mistaken for Misfits recordings, for his solo release because The Misfits had no plans to release their versions. He used a Prophet 5 keyboard for effects.
06//1981 Newfound Sound Studios; Fair Lawn, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 20 Eyes 1:59 (bootlegs)
2 I Turned Into A Martian 1:57 (bootlegs)
3 Astro Zombies 2:03 (bootlegs)
4 Nike A Go Go 2:37 (bootlegs)
5 All Hell Breaks Loose 1:39 (bootlegs)
6 Devils Whorehouse 1:53 PL9
7 Hate Breeders 3:07 BS3
8 American Nightmare 1:42 PL9, LOB, BS2
Format: 16-track tape
Lineup:
Rocky Caiafa: clapping (song 8)
Glenn Danzig: guitar (song 8), clapping (song 8), vocals
Doyle: background vocals (songs 1-2, 4, 6-7), clapping (song 8),
guitar (songs 1-7)
Arthur Googy: drums
Jerry Only: background vocals (songs 1-7), bass, clapping (song 8)
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: According to Jerry Only, the name of this studio may actually have been New Found Sounds. On "American Nightmare," Danzig used a 1957 Gretsch guitar. Songs 3-6 have been widely distributed on bootlegs such as A Walk Among The Dead. "20 Eyes" is extremely similar to the August 1981 version but has a simpler drum beat, a different guitar strumming style, and a slightly different vocal track. "I Turned Into A Martian" differs slightly from later versions with its vocal track and ending. "Astro Zombies" has a simpler drum track and prominent background vocal track absent from later versions. "Devils Whorehouse" has an extra vocal track in the background and slightly different instrumentation from later versions. All songs are slower than later versions and include much guitar feedback. A later mix of "Hate Breeders" appeared on Walk Among Us (see 01//1982). This studio was previously erroneously listed as "Newsoundland" and has been corrected throughout.
08//1981 Mix-O-Lydian Studio; Boonton, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 20 Eyes 2:07 PL9, BS3
2 I Turned Into A Martian 1:57 PL9, BSS, BS3
3 Astro Zombies 2:13 PL9, BS3
4 Vampira 1:26
1:19
PL9
BS3
5 Devils Whorehouse 1:44 BS3
6 Nike A Go Go 2:47
2:38
PL9
BS3
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Mike Taylor
Lineup:
Glenn Danzig: keyboards (song 6), guitar, vocals
Doyle: background vocals (songs 1-2, 4-6), guitar
Arthur Googy: drums
Jerry Only: background vocals, bass
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: This take of "Devils Whorehouse" was remixed for release on Walk Among Us and Collection II (see 01//1982 and 08//1986). The extended version of "Vampira" with a bass feedback ending exists on bootleg tapes (PL9). Song 6 was probably originally part of this session, although it was stored on a separate tape. One mix of "Nike A Go Go" has no guitar solo and a high volume keyboard track (PL9); the other has a guitar solo, a different vocal track, and a low volume keyboard track (BS3). Although The Misfits never recorded there, The Misfits Box Set incorrectly attributes songs 1-5 to Reel Platinum studio, because Danzig stored the master tape in a Reel Platinum box.
1981 Mix-O-Lydian Studio; Boonton, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 20 Eyes 1:45  
2 I Turned Into A Martian 1:41 CO1, BS1
3 All Hell Breaks Loose 1:44 PL9
4 Nike A Go Go 2:16  
5 Night Of The Living Dead 1:57 PL9
6 Skulls 2:00 PL9
7 Violent World 1:46 PL9
8 Braineaters 0:56  
9 Die Die My Darling 3:07  
10 Halloween 1:50 HAL, CO2, BSS, BS1
11 Halloween II 2:11 HAL, CO2, BS1
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Mike Taylor
Producer: The Misfits
Lineup:
(songs 1-10)
Glenn Danzig: guitar, vocals
Doyle: background vocals (songs 1-2, 4-9), guitar
Arthur Googy: drums
Jerry Only: background vocals, bass
Overdub:
08//1980 Master Sound (song 11)
+ Glenn Danzig: drums
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: This listing is a combination of several possible Mix-O-Lydian sessions that may have occurred over the course of the year. Songs 1-8 were later remixed and overdubbed for Walk Among Us (see 01//1982) and "Die Die My Darling" was remixed for Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (see 07//1983). This version of "Halloween II" has a more complex drum track (which according to the tracking sheets was added by Glenn Danzig) than the Master Sound Production version, and lacks the final "Halloween" chorus (see 08/07/1980).
01//1982 Quad Teck; Los Angeles, CA
# Song Time Release
1 20 Eyes 1:45 WAU
2 I Turned Into A Martian 1:41 WAU
3 All Hell Breaks Loose 1:47 WAU
4 Vampira 1:26 WAU
5 Nike A Go Go 2:16 WAU
6 Hate Breeders 3:08 WAU
7 Night Of The Living Dead 1:57 WAU
8 Skulls 2:00 WAU
9 Violent World 1:46 WAU
10 Devils Whorehouse 1:45 WAU
11 Astro Zombies 2:14 WAU
12 Braineaters 0:56 WAU
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Pat Burnette
Producer: The Misfits
Overdub:
06//1981 Newfound Sound Studios (song 6)
+ Glenn Danzig: guitar
08//1981 Mix-O-Lydian (songs 4, 10-11)
+ Glenn Danzig: guitar
+ Glenn Danzig: vocals (song 4)
1981 Mix-O-Lydian (songs 1-3, 5, 7-9, 12)
+ Glenn Danzig: guitar
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: During this session, Chris D. of The Flesheaters and Glenn Danzig remixed previously recorded songs for the Walk Among Us album, at which time Danzig reportedly overdubbed his own guitar tracks onto the songs.
10/03/1982 Unicorn Recording Studio; Santa Monica, CA
# Song Time Release
1 Earth A.D. (instrumental) 2:08 (bootlegs)
2 We Bite 1:14 (bootlegs)
3 Demonomania 0:43 (bootlegs)
4 Wolfs Blood (instrumental) 1:11 (bootlegs)
5 Queen Wasp (instrumental) 1:30 (bootlegs)
6 Devilock 1:25 (bootlegs)
7 Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight? (instrumental) 1:59  
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Spot
Lineup:
Glenn Danzig: vocals (songs 2-3, 6)
Doyle: guitar
Jerry Only: bass
Robo: drums
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: The Misfits recorded from around midnight on until 8:00 in the morning on October 3rd after the Florentine Gardens show in Los Angeles. Danzig slept for most of the session, providing complete vocals on only three songs, some of which feature different lyrics from the final versions. All songs end with extended guitar feedback. During "Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?" Danzig was awakened to do the vocals for the brief break in the middle of the song. When the rest of the vocal tracks were recorded, his original vocal track was left intact, causing the echo affect heard in the completed version. All seven songs were completed at Fox Studio a few months later (see 07//1983). A recording of songs 1-6 from this session exists among bootleg collectors.
06//1983 Mix-O-Lydian Studio; Boonton, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 Earth A.D. 2:08  
2 We Bite 1:14  
3 Demonomania 0:43  
4 Wolfs Blood 1:11  
5 Queen Wasp 1:30  
6 Devilock 1:25  
7 Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight? 1:59  
Format: 16-track tape
Overdub:
10/03/1982 Unicorn Recording Studio
+ Glenn Danzig: vocals
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: During this session, Danzig added vocals to the songs from the 10/03/1982 session. These tracks were completed the following month at Fox Studio (see 07//1983).
07//1983 Fox Studio; Rutherford, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 Earth A.D. 2:08 EAD, CO1, BS2
2 We Bite 1:13
1:13
DIE, EAD
CO2, BS1
3 Demonomania 0:43 EAD, CO2, BS2
4 Wolfs Blood 1:11 EAD, CO1, BS2
5 Queen Wasp 1:30 EAD, CO2, BSS, BS2
6 Devilock 1:25 EAD, CO1, BS2
7 Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight? 1:58
1:59
DIE, BS1
EAD, CO1
8 Death Comes Ripping 1:53 EAD, CO1, BS2
9 Green Hell 1:52 EAD, CO1, BS2
10 Bloodfeast 2:28 EAD, CO2, BSS, BS2
11 Hellhound 1:13 EAD, CO2, BSS, BS2
12 Die Die My Darling 3:07 DIE, EAD, CO1, BSS, BS1
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Spot
Producer: The Misfits and Spot
Lineup:
(songs 8-11)
Glenn Danzig: vocals
Doyle: background vocals (songs 8, 11), guitar
Jerry Only: background vocals (songs 8, 10-11), bass
Robo: drums
Overdub:
06//1983 Mix-O-Lydian (songs 1-7)
+ Glenn Danzig: vocals
+ Doyle: background vocals (songs 1-2, 5, 7), guitar
+ Jerry Only: background vocals (songs 1-3, 5-7), bass
Remix: 1981 Mix-O-Lydian (song 12)
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: This recording session was stored on two 16-track tapes. The first tape included previously recorded songs 1-7 (see 10/03/1982 and 06//1983) and the second included songs 8-11. At this session, the band added vocals and extra instrumentation to songs 1-7 and recorded tracks 8-11 for the first time. According to Danzig, "Die Die My Darling" was taken from the Walk Among Us sessions (see 1981) and remixed to sound like the other tracks from this session. The extended version of "Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?" (from Collection I and the cassette/CD release of Earth A.D.) ends with an extra second of feedback. Collection II includes a version of "We Bite" with the "1-2-3-4" introduction edited out.
1985 Reel Platinum; Lodi, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 Static Age 1:45 LOB, BS2
2 TV Casualty 2:33 LOB, BS2
3 Some Kinda Hate 2:04 LOB, BS2
4 Hybrid Moments 1:38 LOB, BS2
5 Come Back 4:59 LOB, BS2
6 Angelfuck 1:34 LOB, BS2
7 Theme For A Jackal 2:36 LOB, BS2
8 She 1:21 LOB, CO1, BSS, BS1, BS2
9 Spinal Remains 1:23 LOB, BS2
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Bob Allecca
Producer: Glenn Danzig
Overdub:
01//1978 C.I. Recording
+ Glenn Danzig: bass, guitar
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Static Age Music
Notes: The Misfits recorded the original versions of these tracks in January 1978. In 1985, Danzig added extra bass and guitar overdubs (see "Black Market #6," 1986). He removed the "1-2-3-4" introductions to "She" and "Angelfuck" from the original mixes, but added a similar introduction to "Some Kinda Hate." Unlike the original mix, this "Theme For A Jackal" comes to a complete stop as the music fades out.
1986 Reel Platinum; Lodi, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 Where Eagles Dare 2:06 CO1, BS1
2 Skulls 1:56 CO1, BS1
3 Astro Zombies 2:09 CO1, BS1
4 20 Eyes 1:45 BS3
5 Violent World 1:36 BS3
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Bob Allecca
Producer: Glenn Danzig
Remix: 01/26/1979 C.I. Recording (song 1)
08//1980 Master Sound (songs 2-3, 5)
01//1982 Mix-O-Lydian (song 4)
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: In 1986, Danzig remixed these songs at Reel Platinum for inclusion on Collection I (songs 1-3) and the Enter At Your Own Risk compilation album (songs 4-5), which was never released. The mixes of songs 4-5 are almost identical to the original mixes.
08/08/1986 - 09/10/1987 Reel Platinum; Lodi, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 Mephisto Waltz 1:43 CO2, BS1
2 Hate Breeders 2:43 CO2, BS1
3 Cough/Cool 2:14 CO2, BS1
4 Braineaters 0:57 CO2, BS1
5 Nike A Go Go 2:13 CO2, BS1
6 Devils Whorehouse 1:47 CO2, BS1
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Bob Allecca
Producer: Glenn Danzig
Lineup:
(songs 1-2, 4-5)
Glenn Danzig: guitar, vocals
Eerie Von: background vocals, bass, drums
Overdub:
06//1977 Rainbow Studio (song 3)
+ Glenn Danzig: drum machine, guitar, keyboards, vocals
+ Eerie Von: bass
08//1981 Mix-O-Lydian (song 6)
+ Glenn Danzig: drum machine, guitar, vocals
+ Eerie Von: bass
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Evilive Music
Notes: According to Eerie Von, five of these songs (all except "Cough/Cool") were intended for a proposed Walk Among Us 2 album. He and Danzig recorded songs 1-2 on 08/08/1986, song 3 on 09/03/1987, and songs 4-6 on 09/10/1987. For "Cough/Cool," Danzig re-recorded the vocals and keyboards, and also added additional guitar and drum machine tracks; Eerie provided the distorted bass track. For "Devils Whorehouse," they added extra guitar, bass, vocals, and an electronic drum accent to the August 1981 mix of the song. Danzig later included all of the songs on Collection II after giving up on the Walk Among Us 2 idea.
02/24/1997 West West Side Music; Tenafly, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 She 1:22 STA
2 Spinal Remains 1:24 STA
3 In The Doorway 1:24 STA
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Alan Douches / Tom Bejgrowicz
Producer: Tom Bejgrowicz
Remix: 01//1978 C.I. Recording
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Static Age Music (songs 1-2)
Evilive Music (song 17)
Notes: At this session, Caroline Records mixed and mastered these three songs to sound like the rest of the songs from Static Age. For "In The Doorway," they used the music and the first half of the vocals from the second take of the song, and the second half of the vocals from the first take.
07/26/2001 - 07/27/2001 West West Side Music; Tenafly, NJ
# Song Time Release
1 Halloween 1:46 12H
2 Vampira 1:19 12H
3 I Turned Into A Martian 1:49 12H
4 Skulls 1:52 12H
5 London Dungeon 2:33 12H
6 Night Of The Living Dead 1:51 12H
7 Horror Hotel 1:25 12H
8 Ghouls Night Out 1:56 12H
9 Astro Zombies 2:13 12H
10 Where Eagles Dare 1:37 12H
11 Violent World 1:34 12H
12 Halloween II 2:28 12H
13 London Dungeon (2nd take) 2:39 12H
Format: 16-track tape
Engineer: Alan Douches / Tom Bejgrowicz
Producer: Tom Bejgrowicz
Remix: 08//1980 Master Sound
Author: Glenn Danzig
Publisher: Hell-bent Music
Notes: Caroline Records remixed and remastered all 13 takes from the Master Sound Production session for release on the cancelled 12 Hits From Hell album. These mixes feature a hybrid sound with both Doyle and Bobby Steele's guitar tracks mixed into the center.