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The Misfits

The Misfits is a 1961 film starring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. It was both Monroe's and Gable's last film.


The band The Misfits formed in 1976 at the height of the punk rock movement, in the town of Lodi, New Jersey. Taking their name from Marilyn Monroe's last movie, they released a number of full length albums. These consisted of mostly melodic punk rock, with a lyrical focus on science fiction and horror film (or horror fiction) themes, strongly influenced by B-movies. The band often wore ghoulish makeup when performing, and bassist Jerry Only[?] invented a hairstyle called the devilock which, although rare, is still worn today. They also released many different 7" singles, which, because of their scarcity, are considered collectors items. A number of bands have imitated The Misfits' style, such as Blitzkid, and these bands have become known as horror punk[?]. In 1983 (see 1983 in music), singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig left the band to dedicate his full attention to a side-project, Samhain[?]. Samhain later metamorphosed into Danzig. Meanwhile, Jerry Only and his brother, Misfits guitarist Doyle, played in a heavy metal band called Kryst The Conqueror[?] until Only won the performing rights to the Misfits in 1995 (1995 in music). Only reformed the band with Doyle and newcomers Michale Graves[?] on vocals and Dr. Chud[?] of Sardonica[?] on drums. The new incarnation of the Misfits released three full-length albums until Michale Graves and Dr. Chud left the band on October 25, 2000. The band later became a three-piece featuring Jerry, Dez Cadena of Black Flag, and Marky Ramone[?] of The Ramones. Meanwhile Michale Graves and Dr. Chud had formed their own band, Graves[?], which released a single album before breaking up. As of 2003, Michale Graves currently sings in Gotham Road[?] while Dr. Chud is pursuing a solo career. Discography

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