MISERY OBSCURA is Required Reading for Punks Old and New

I loved this book and then decided I had to pass it on to the next generation of music fans. Our (second) youngest writer was the logical choice to share my love for horror punk with – well, notably the Misfits, Danzig’s post-Misfits work does nothing for me. But I digress…

Even if Samhain and Danzig aren’t my thing, Eerie Von’s book is fascinating and his photography is incredible. I felt honored to share this experience with one of the coolest damn teenagers in America. And, as you’ll read in a moment, good punk rock (that’s the Misfits, in this case) and great art (that’s your photography I’m referring to, Eerie) knows no generational bounds. As we’ve been told by one Roger Daltrey time and time again, “The kids are alright” (Justin)


While I’m not one for super hardcore punk, Misery Obscura was pretty interesting to read. It’s so cool how Von spent his whole life working around music and loved every second of it.

It’s amazing to see the progression throughout the book between the music, marketing, and styles of clothing and hair.

I was inspired by the amount of effort these seemingly scary dudes put into their music and their look. (Kaitlyn)


My work here is done. (Justin)

Kaitlyn Fanrak
Coolest Person in the Room / Dope Emcee
Katie is the second youngest person here on Farsighted - the youngest who's allowed to watch a rated R movie or listen to the music she wants to (Cash is 8, but he's getting there). She listens to pretty hardcore music for someone who is 5’1. It’s pretty fun to see people’s reactions when she reveals her usually hidden rapping skills.
thepaintedman
Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here, a bit less regularly at Cinapse, and on occasion at Cinepunx.. He previously wrote for several other sites, but he forgets some of them and others no longer exist. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy. He also likes to ramble... on... and... on... and...
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