“All I want… to kno-ow! All I want!”

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The Misfits, to me, are genius, and I don’t know why they don’t get more credit as essential pop-punk forefathers. So many great, two-minute punk rock songs, major-key and ecstatic. And they had what I find an often essential and hard to come by element in music, a refusal to take themselves too seriously. I respect U2, they’ve made some great music, but at some point, pomposity becomes a real impediment to making joyful music.

Glen Danzig is the true heir of Elvis Presley, by the way.

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11 thoughts on ““All I want… to kno-ow! All I want!”

  1. God, they were awesome. “Saturday Night” is one of the greatest love songs ever written. Also swell: “Little Angelfuck” and “Last Carress” (possibly the greatest anti-love song ever written).

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  2. And I can remember when I saw her last
    We were running all around and having a blast
    But the back seat of the drive-in
    Is so lonely without you
    I know when you’re home
    I was thinking about you,
    There was was something I forgot to say
    I was crying on a Saturday night
    I was out cruising without you,
    They were playing our song
    Crying on Saturday night

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  3. Good time to mention that fucking goddamn “Viva La Vida” is “Song of the Year.”

    http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/02/song-of-the-yea.html

    What I’d give to see Glenn Danzig assault Chris Martin — brutally! And not Danzig in his prime. Like, I’m imaginging fat, burnt-out GD open palm slapping that pompous d-bag across the face in front of MTV nation, and then maybe pissing on him or chewing on his fingers.

    Melt his face!

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  4. Freddo, you ever heard of Christian Death? Not a big fan in general, but they have one truly inspired song that is reminiscent of vintage Misfits, but a bit more serious and well composed. These are live versions, so they;re a little rough, but if you like the feel, consider downloading the real deal.

    Without further ado, “Romeo’s Distress,” by Christian Death.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8TTVAQU4oA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLfZ0hw323Y&feature=related

    (Two versions, the second minus the original singer, but of better quality besides that.)

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  5. My buddy Jason and I used to have this plot where we’d go to some sad boy music show like Coldplay or such and then burst on stage and run through a set of Napalm Death, just really blow the doors off all those fuckers.

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