Rock Song of the Week

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29 Oct 2021

Misfits - Dig Up Her Bones

appears on American Psycho (1997)

It's that scary time of year again. No, I'm not talking about the time when the tax man comes a-knockin', or when your significant other decides it's a "We need to talk" moment. Nope, it's that time of year where we're all, regardless of age, given permission to dress up and run around our collective neighbourhoods as werewolves, zombies, ghosts and ghouls and not be arrested. So, before you squeeze yourself into that dodgy Squid Game inspired boiler suit and mask you purchased that looks suspiciously like a hastily recycled Telletubby costume and head out into the night, enjoy our Halloween pick of the week.

The world of rock has a lot of acts to choose from when it comes to scares and theatrics, and there's few better than the infamous Misfits. Formed in 1977 in New Jersey, USA, the band quickly differentiated themselves from other punk acts at the time by drawing inspiration for both their lyrics and now iconic appearance from horror and science fiction B movies (and some would argue, the gym).

Despite numerous lineup changes over the years, the band's output falls into two distinct categories with the two albums put out in the early 80s with original lead singer Glenn Danzig generally considered their peak. But I'm not going to pick a track from those first two albums, for that would be too easy! I'm going to go with Dig Up Her Bones which appears on their 1997 album American Psycho recorded after the band reformed with a new line up in the mid 90s. It might not be classic Misfits, but it's damn catchy and I'll spit whiskey at anyone who dares say otherwise!

Posted by Cooper "has ruled out doing the mash" Crawley

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