MISFITS MEET THE NUTLEY BRASS: Fiend Club Lounge: CD

Ahh, this is genius. If you’ve never heard the Nutley Brass, they do lounge-style covers of punk songs. It sounds like a stupid idea, I know, but when I first heard their Ramones tribute album a few years back, my mind was changed. Now they’re back with a Misfits tribute and boy is it fun! It’s all mid-period classics, with a few early hits (“Hybrid Moments,” “Some Kinda Hate”) and goes as far up as Die Die My Darling. I only wish they’d attempted something from the Earth AD thrash era (by far the best period in the Misfits’ career). Beautiful cover art painted by Basil Gogos (the guy that did all those rad Famous Monsters of Filmland covers in the ‘60s). This is a really cool, fun CD and a definite must for hardcore Misfits fans.

 –ben (www.misfits.com)