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)