This is by no means a new release, but I've recently gotten back in to it.
Most people have a misconception about The Misfits. Yes they have recorded some very 'crap' songs, and the newly re-vised band and almost everything Danzig has done lately is complete garbage in my eyes, however the original Misfits early recordings, circa 1975-77 are simply amazing.
'Cough/ Cool' is a Hammond/ Fender Rhodes driven, atmospheric masterpiece. Danzig croons like Jim Morrison in this emotionally charged ballad(?). Granted, the lyrics are kind of dark, "scent of blood when you cough, cool, cool, cool, cough, cool ", and most of the other words are relatively indeciphrable, yet shockingly 'pretty'...at least in their tonal quality.
The song is very scaled-down and under produced (organ, electric piano, bass and drums), but this is a good thing, it's part of its charm. The amount of reverb and slap-back echo on Glenn's voice is brilliant.
So, I urge anyone who has never listened to The Misfits due to the forementioned reasons to get off their collective 'high horses' and give it a listen, they have some really great songs.
Other good tracks from the same era include;
"Return of The Fly", "She", "Hybrid Moments", "Come Back", "American Nightmare", etc...
from the single Cough/ Cool (Caroline) available on CD - Coffin Box Set (Caroline)
yoakamae: Ya I'd have to say, the Misfits were an amazing band during the 70's.
Their old work was all so original, I can't get a feel for Danzig's new material with his current band.
Last Caress is a great old track as well, one of my favourites with that awesome guitar riff, circa '79?