If you’re new to the Misfits, there really isn’t a better jumping-off point than “Collection II.” The compilation album is one of the band’s most high-fidelity projects highlighting the songwriting genius of hit songs like “We Are 138,” “Last Caress” and “Halloween.”
Punk is for misfits, and the Misfits define punk. Or at least a particular punk aesthetic, with their B-film horror movie makeup and costumes to their iconic “crimson ghost” skull. The New Jersey band would become synonymous with Halloween and general teenage high-jinks after dark. The evil Elvis himself, Glenn Danzig also contributed to the band's iconic sound with his mumbly, sometimes slurred vocals. Perhaps one of the most legally troubled bans ever, Misfits’ history is as rough as their recordings, but as the lord intended, the band has healed and can shout “I ain’t no goddamn son of bitch,” until they croak.