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The Misfits and Dr Know @ HOB 11/13/07

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As a teenager, the Misfits kind of passed me by. They were an East coast band, and I was listening to local SST bands and 70s glammy-junkie punk bands. Like ANGELIC UPSTARTS, it seemed like MISFITS was just another band to paint on your leather jacket. A few years ago I got turned on to their box set, and I felt like I had really missed out. This Ramones - meets - Sabbath - meets Alice Cooper - meets absolutely shredding guitars is just the kind of fast, yet melodic punk I like.

Last night I was able to see the Misfits live at the House of Blues. Some people feel like without Glenn Danzig in the band, it is just not the same anymore. But they tore the roof off that mother. They gave those kids exactly what they came for. With Robo on drums and Dez Cadena on guitar, the band was actually more original Black Flag than it was original Misfits. And they didn't try to ignore that fact - they went for it. Along with Misfits classics like Halloween, Dig up her Bones, Skulls, Last Caress, and Crawling Eye, they played Flag classics Jealous Again, Thirsty and Miserable, Six Pack and Rise Above. But in spite of Jerry Only being outnumbered, he was never upstaged. There is something about him that is bigger than life in that professional wrestler kind of way.

(more and more and more after the jump!)