Misfits 1978Fotos de la biografíaThe Misfits -1978 Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, Franche Coma, Mr Jim. the Misfits were formed by Glenn Anzalone and Jerry Caiafa in Lodi, NJ, in 1977. Their first single, “Cough/Cool”, was recorded as a trio, with a Manny on drums along with the newly minted Glenn Danzig on vocals and electric piano and the rechristened Jerry Only on bass. By the end of the year, Mr. Jim & Franche Coma joined on guitar and drums, respectively, and the keyboard went by the wayside. The Static Age album was recorded in early ’78 but wasn’t released until 1996 (a large chunk of it wound up on the Beware EP and the “Bullet” single over the next year or so, however, and then there’s the whole Legacy Of Brutality controversy, but that’s a story for another time). By this time, Glenn had formed Plan 9 Records and, in true DIY style, the Misfits were a totally self-contained unit. Jim & Franche were replaced by Bobby Steele and Joey Image, who stuck around for the “Horror Business” and “Night Of The Living Dead” singles, and both of these guys were replaced by Jerry’s teenaged brother Doyle (guitar) and Arthur Googy (drums) by the time the Three Hits From Hell EP was released in 1981. The “Halloween” single and the Evilive EP followed, and the band’s first full-length LP, Walk Among Us, was released by Ruby/Slash in 1982. Googy apparently quit the band around this time over not being allowed to get a second cheeseburger at McDonald’s, and Black Flag vet Robo took over the drum throne. The ‘Fits’ final album, Earth A.D./Wolfsblood, was released in ’83 and was fully immersed in hardcore/thrash, and then the wheels finally fell off when Robo left and the band imploded soon after at a show in Detroit that Halloween. The Die, Die My Darling EP came out posthumously the following year, Glenn started Samhain (which evolved into Danzig), and the legend of the Misfits grew out of a myriad of limited edition colored vinyl releases, college radio shows, Thrasher Magazine articles, a coffin-shaped box set, and lots and lots of t-shirts.