Shuffle Song Of The Day (4/13/18): “Scream!” By Misfits

“Scream!” is a song by punk rock legends Misfits off of their 1999 album Famous Monsters. Misfits became famous for their use of horror-themed imagery in their music, creating the punk sub genre of honor punk. For this music video, they teamed up with one of my favorite directors of all time, the late George A. Romero, to create a mini zombie movie. Romero is the king of the zombie genre, having directed such classics as Night of the Living Dead and the rest of the “Dead” series, so it only made sense for the Misfits to pick him to direct their zombie-themed music video. This video does a good job showing how shitty working in a hospital would be during a zombie apocalypse. Being a nurse and working a 15 hour shift sucks, but getting your face eaten off during said shift would suck even worse. Misfits is one of those bands that has been around forever, and because of this and several lineup changes and copyright disputes, they’ve split their own fanbase in 2. Older fans tend to like the much more traditional punk sound of the The Misfits led by Glen Danzig in the 70’s and 80’s before he went solo. Younger fans tend to like the more traditional rock sound of Misfits (Had to drop The in the name because of a contract dispute with Danzig) led by Michael Graves in the 90’s. I like them both, but if I had to choose, I’d pick Graves era Misfits. No offense to Danzig, but he seems like a huge dickhead because of all the trademark disputes with his former bandmates, especially since the band ended up being better without him. Also quite the coincidence this song came on shuffle on Friday the 13th, and I hope this isn’t a bad omen that leads to me getting

Favorite Lyric(s)

A chill runs up your spine,
It crawls into your brain,
The freezing touch of fear,

It’s driving me insane,
Although you try to fight,
Dragged from the silence where you hide

I Can’t wait to hear you scream

Shuffle Songs Of The Day Spotify playlist

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