Happy B-Day to The Misfits Founder Jerry Only….
On this day in 1959 Jerry Only was born in Lodi, NJ. He remains the “only” Misfits member to appear on all Misfits recordings and in live performances.
Jerry Only also has the distinction of being one of the few musical artists to step inside the WCW Wresting Ring to compete. Others like Alice Cooper appeared outside the ring as managers or accomplishes, but Jerry battled Dr. Death in the Steele cage back in 1999…can’t believe it’s been that long.
The Misfits continue to stun audiences and set records for sell-out performances. Here’s hoping the Post-Covid world will be treated to a new Misfits World Tour. We will be there!
Rock Hard! Kbonz
From the advent of the music industry, the bands we listen to and revere defined us in our formative years. We paired off into groups that gravitated to musical genres. Pop music always had the largest following with fans that may or may not be passionate. As you descend into other genres, fandom becomes more intense and vital to who you were, and are. Punk and Metal would most often square off and choose sides with an occasional cross over. However, there are a few bands that transcend musical genres, and even pop culture. Such is the case with The Misfits. From humble beginnings in Lodi NJ, Jerry Only and all the various lineups have had something for all. From original singer Glen Danzig, thru the more metal releases with Michale Graves, the following of the band has been among the most loyal in music. The formation of The Misfits established the Horror/Core/Punks, but heavy metal too really dug things right off. Cliff Burton of Metallica flew the Misfits flag on-stage with the Fiend skull tee-shirt on stage at Day at The Green, Oakland 1985. His arm was also tatted with The Fiend. With the flick of the wrist the band can re-unite today and sell out arenas anywhere in the world. They are a rarity…something all camps enjoy and agree on as cool and important.
Yesterday marked the anniversary of the 1st Full length Misfits album release, “Walk Among Us.” Album “American Psycho” and the “Dig Up Here Bones” track is still a fav here at KnuckleBonz. Relive or discover some Misfits today…
Rock Hard! Kbonz