Mar 16, 2020
Almost lost to the sands of time (well, in an official sense), Static Age was the first album the Misfits ever recorded, before being ditched save for a few singles and the occasional re-recording of some songs by primary (at the time) songwriter Glenn Danzig. The album lived on though in what seemed like an endless tape copy circle amongst fans.
They would later go onto double down on the horror gimmick to record and release a “proper” debut album in 1982 called Walk Among Us, and for years fans clamoured to hear what they recorded all the way back in 1978.
Their dreams came true in 1996 when it was released as part of a new boxset, and it seemed to live up to the hype. Indeed, some even say that if this was released as intended it may very well be remembered as one of the most important punk albums ever written, and a highlight from the punk’s first wave.
Misifts are almost certainly not an unsung band - their logo and the famous “crimson ghost” image is iconic. But is Static Age unsung? You decide.