The Misfits Get…Cute?

by Bridgette Miller


With Halloween right around the corner, the Misfits will soon be in heavy rotation on my turntable. Not that they aren’t usually on my playlist; I’m a die-hard Danzig fan, I’ve rocked a devilock, and my now-boyfriend’s inclusion of Pajo’s stripped-down version of “Hybrid Moments” at the end of a mixtape is what won him a third date. I am also a fan of cute girls, and a downright sucker for a lady with a ukulele (YouTube knows this, and as such, my “recommended videos” include almost as many uke babes as they do Danzig interviews). 

So when I saw this list of the “Top 20 Cutest Misfits Covers Performed by Young Ladies,” I thought I’d died and become a Crimson Ghost (seriously–some of these are so sweet they made me blush).  Ukulele and acoustic-guitar-strumming girls galore! Misfits jams (good ones, too!)! I had no idea that there were so many of us singing Misfits alone in our rooms (I prefer a jazzy, scat-inflected take on “Static Age” myself)!

I would like to congratulate this young woman for delivering the line “I want your skull” in such a chill manner that I briefly weighed the relative merits of decapitation, and I invite her to be my new best friend:

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And this one is cute and all, until you get to the very end and realize she’s singing to a baby and then it’s ADORABLE:

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I’ve always found the Misfits’ music to have a fascinating, complex relationship with women, sexuality and culture (I regularly gogo dance/strip to Misfits/Danzig), so it’s interesting to hear their songs from a female perspective (and for pretty much the opposite of the the covers on this list, see Bitchfits). It’s especially telling that, when slowed down and sung in a decidedly more angelic voice, they could be considered “cute.” I’m not offended; while I do prefer my Misfits tunes fast, angry, and original, I think it’s good to hear so many ladies making these songs their own. You go, ghouls!

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[photo of Christina Gummi via YouTube]


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