MISFITS - Project 1950 To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks
October 6, 2014, 4 years ago
Originally issued in 2003, Misfits - Project 1950, will be reissued on October 28th as an expanded edition, debuting three never-before released bonus tracks (with Misfits drummer Eric "Chupacabra" Arce rounding out the lineup), newly expanded CD packaging art by Tony Squindo (Metallica), liner notes and more. The tracklisting is as follows:"This Magic Moment"
"Great Balls Of Fire"
"Only Make Believe"
"You Belong To Me"
(Bonus Track) - "Witchcraft"
(Bonus Track) - "Daughter Of Darkness"
(Bonus Track) - "(You're The) Devil In Disguise"
The LP format pressed on 180-gram Ltd Ed vinyl with exclusive variant cover art (pictured below) by Tom Whalen, retro-style jacket and first pressing on fluorescent yellow colored vinyl is available while supplies last at this location or via the Amazon widget below.
The Misfits special project showcasing punk covers of 1950s era rock 'n' roll classics assembles an all-star line-up to bring this creature to life! Founding member Jerry Only frontlines a spiked jukebox on bass and lead vocals, with Black Flag alum Dez Cadena utilizing an arsenal of guitars to achieve a dynamic that best suits each song, and much more.
'60s pop-rock icon Ronnie Spector (known for timeless classics like "Be My Baby" and "Baby I Love You") makes a special guest appearance lending her inimitable vocals to "This Magic Moment" and "You Belong to Me". The expertise of Jimmy Destri (Blondie) shines on keyboards for re-workings of "Runaway" and "Great Balls Of Fire". Longtime Misfits and Ramones collaborator John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar) contributes melodic punk-pop backing vocals to "Dream Lover", "Monster Mash" and "Runaway", plus Ed Manion ('50s icon Dion, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band), appears on sax for select tracks. The gamut of '50s era music has been reinterpreted along with a couple of '60s era hits that were must haves for this theme driven collection.
Notably the highest charting release in the band s entire 37 year-long legacy, Misfits - Project 1950 debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart at #2, and Billboard's Top Independent album chart at #5 in its initial release over a decade ago.