Release Date: 10/27/14
The Misfits special project showcasing punk covers of 1950's era rock 'n' roll classics assembles an all-star line-up to bring this creature to life! Misfits founding member Jerry Only frontlines the spiked jukebox on Bass and lead vocals for every track--along with Black Flag alum Dez Cadena utilizing an arsenal of guitars to achieve a dynamic that best suits each song, and much more...60's 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' & 'Great Balls of Fire'. Also featured is longtime Misfits & Ramones collaborator John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar) contributing melodic punk-pop backing vocals to 'Dream Lover', 'Monster Mash' and 'Runaway'. Ed Manion (of Bruce Springsteen's E Street band) who has performed with a wide variety of artists--including 50's icon Dion, provides saxophone for 'Diana' and 'Runaway'. The gamut of 50's era music has been reinterpreted along with a couple of 60's era hits that were must haves for this theme driven collection.Notably the highest charting release in the band's entire legacy, 'Project 1950' is presented in an all-new expanded edition featuring three never-before released bonus tracks with Misfits drummer Eric 'Chupacabra' Arce rounding out the lineup. All three songs ('Witchcraft', 'Daughter of Darkness' & 'Devil in Disguise') have an underlying horror-centric common thread, and are newly recorded exclusively for this release!A monster lurking in the mind of Jerry Only for years is unleashed as Misfits Records presents 'Project 1950'.
|Label: Misfits Records|
|Run Time: 32 mins|
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