As goofy as the photo above is, maybe if that was the first photo I saw of the Misfits I'd have paid attention. But, as it happened, I only saw the photos of just a couple years later. The trying too hard era was in full swing. They were already becoming caricatures of themselves. No big deal; in the late seventies and early eighties, there were more than enough bands vying for my measly expendable cash. A message to bands who try too hard for that unique image: don't. Some people will dismiss you. Particularly if they had already seen the rise of Kiss.
These are from the Misfits third single, released in 1979, a year after the above photo was taken. The original pressing was 2,000 copies, and a couple dozen promo copies. Which of course makes it hot stuff for punk collectors. Which of course gets the eyeballs rolling.
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