Misfits – Land Of The Dead Review

Misfits - Land Of The Dead

It’s been ten years since The Misfits released new original material (the did release a cover album in 2003, Project 1950). 1999s Famous Monsters with Micheal Graves singing…

In 2009 The Misfits are made up of Robo on drums, Dez Cadena on guitar and Jerry Only on bass and vocals.

This two track Single  is a great taster for (hopefully) a new full length studio album. The line up works well with each other and Only is a surprisingly good vocalist.

Both tracks have a nice punk feel to them. Fast power chords on the guitar and thumpy drums… what more did you expect.

The only downside is that the two tracks take up a mere five minutes, but as you can download the single for the small sum of £1.20, it isn’t really much of a problem.

In all, a great release. Easy on the wallet and the ears… now we need to let them know we want a full album!!!

9/10

Black Stone Cherry – Glasgow Barrowlands – 17/10/09

The first show to sell out on Black Stone Cherry’s autumn tour was at the Glasgow Barrowlands, and I just happened to be there.

Openers The Parlor Mob, were… pretty average, they didn’t really do anything special and the crowd just didn’t seem into it.

Next up were Duff McKagan’s Loaded, and this set was very special to me. you see, the night before the show, i tweeted to Duff asking him to play new rose (The song by legendary punk band The Damned, also performed by Guns N’ Roses with Duff on Vocals) and before the gig my dad and I started speaking to the Loaded bassist ( really nice guy BTW) and turns out, Duff got my tweet and it was added to the setlist, needless to say i was over the moon, what made it even better was the absolutely fasntastic set that Loaded played, featuring songs such as Flatline, Dark Days, Sick and covers of Attitude by The Misfits, It’s So Easy by Gn’R (not to mention New Rose).

Then, the headliners took to the stage, straight into opener Rain Wizard, which sounded even better than on the album. Then during second song Backwoods Gold, the lights went out, as guitarist Ben Wells said, because “they were rocking so hard!” So the band played in the dark for the rest of their set, it really added to the atmosphere. Chris Robertson, Lead vocalist and guitarist looked overwhelmed with awe and gratitude as the fans basically sung every word of the set, the highlight was Peace Is Free, where he didn’t really have to sing at all. Their superb set included songs from their self titled debut album, Folklore & Superstition and even tracks from the re-release of  that album, plus they even threw in little snippets of Sweet Home Alabama, by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix. Black Stone Cherry are an unbelievable band and deserve every bit of praise they have ever got.

£15 a ticket for two awesome bands and one… not just as awesome, is fantastic value. This is the kind of thing that stay with you all your life, I know i wont ever forget it.