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Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk’s most iconic bands 

Formed in 1977, the Misfits deeply influenced the genres of punk rock and metal alike by blending their music with horror film themes and imagery. This is their visual story as told through the original ephemera that helped define their legacy. Scream With Me spotlights the band’s iconic and inf
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published December 17th 2019 by Harry N. Abrams
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David Paco
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic collection of the visual history of the “original” Misfits. One truly gets the opportunity to appreciate their DIY ethos and the way that Glenn created their aesthetic. The recollections from peers and fans are great. Reading stories of Glenn and Jerry hanging out at film screenings and breaking into graveyards on Stanton Island together helps to overlook their years of legal battles and appreciate what they accomplished in six short years.
Tom
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Misfits have been one of my favourite bands since I was 13 so I knew that I was gonna be a sucker for this book. This was a fantastic behind the scenes collection of rare photos, merch, setlists, fiend club memorabilia, and oddities spanning back and covering the entirety of the Danzig era Misfits.

There’s also interviews with some high profile fans/musicians such as Kirk Hammett, Jacob Bannon, Walter Schreifels, Barney Greenway, Dwid Hellion and many others.

I really loved the in-depth analysis
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Kevin Gentilcore
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Admittedly when I bought this book I just assumed it was a biography of The Misfits. To my surprise and fucking delight it's much more of a visual history of the original era of the band. There's a bit of band history there but it's more the history of their visual design and look, something I've always thought the Misfits fucking nailed, perhaps even more than their music. Not to say the music isn't classic, it fucking is, but the look and design of the Misfits has endured so much longer than ( ...more
Jose
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Scream With Me the enduring legacy of the Misfits Book is Fiendishly good but it is more of a memorabilia book with some photos,captions and brief intro by some dude in SC who like some in the book get the wrong impression of my favorite band going way back. Never one for political punkmusic, the band was horror not antiestablishment and that's why I love them. I highly recommend it even though it's a quick read hardcover with no dustjacket. This book ,the stains book,Eerie Von's misery obscura ...more
Ty Stranglehold
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
A lot of emphasis placed on the visual/graphic aspect of the band. Beautifully laid out. I would have liked a little more substance and information on the written side of things. That can be forgiven though because the book is so damn nice to look at.
It's too bad the band's core members are too old, cranky and focused on litigation to be bothered to take part in something like this. With their participation, this could have been the definitive tome the Misfits deserved. Without them, it is stil
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Benjamin Van Buren
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A hardcover visual history of the Misfits, this book is absolutely gorgeous: the rich colors and overall design are completely striking and the selection of band artwork, records, flyers and memorabilia is thorough and informative. Can’t believe they couldn’t get a pull quote from Rollins (a Misfits superfan) to add to the list of contributors, but that’s just wishful thinking on my part. Highly recommended.
John Spiller
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of prime period Misfits (77-83), then this collection of Misfits ephemera is pretty swank. Gig flyers, variants of the single pressings, t-shirts, set lists, studio tapes, etc. professionally presented with personal remembrances from the cool (Chris Gates) to "who is this?" (some dude from Avenged Sevenfold). ...more
Bryan
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My early teenage self would’ve LOVED this book as I was obsessed with the Misfits during those years. At the time the internet was in its early stages so I would frequent Misfits fan pages to see photos and artifacts of the band’s stuff!

Big applause to the peeps that put this together. Nice little nostalgic trip down memory lane.
CHAD FOSTER
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is essential for any Misfits fan. It is a visual experience that transports the reader back to the band's early years. The often grainy photos communicate what Glenn, Jerry, and the boys were (and are) all about. The blend of low-budget sci-fi and horror movies combined with raw bass and guitars to give the band a distinctly original image and sound. ...more
Joe
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great visual history into the seminal punk band the Misfits. L. It’s also a snapshot of late 70.s NYC punk scene. In it are anecdotes by various musicians and fans along with original flyer artwork, t shirt designs, and fan club mailings created by Glenn Danzig. A must have if you are a fan.
Jim
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
All of the photos, art, and artifacts of this book are great. I wish there'd been a bit more history and stories from people a bit more connected to the band, but overall a great book for Misfits fans. ...more
Tj
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The interviews and quotes from guys like Kirk Hammett and Jake Bannon were great, and the art and flyers were awesome. Gonna be cranking Misfits jamz all weekend now.
Craig Garrett
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great look at zine era punk art.
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