| Studio album by |
|Released||October 5, 1999|
|Producer||Daniel Rey, Ed Stasium|
|Singles from Famous Monsters|
Famous Monsters is an album by the American punk rock band Misfits, released on October 5, 1999. It is the second in the post-Danzig era of the band, and the last album to feature Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Michale Graves, and Dr. Chud, who would all quit the band in 2000.
The album's title is an allusion to the horror/sci-fi magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland , from whom the Misfits borrow their classic logo font. The UK release also exclusively includes the song "1,000,000 Years BC", which was later re-released on Cuts from the Crypt in 2001.
The song "Scream!" was turned into a music video directed by George A. Romero. In addition, the band appeared in Romero's film Bruiser . "Kong at the Gates" was the theme music for WCW alumnus Vampiro.
The song "Descending Angel" was re-recorded and released as a single in 2013, with Jerry Only on lead vocals.
The song "Helena" is based on the film Boxing Helena .
All tracks are written by the Misfits (Michale Graves, Jerry Only, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, and Dr. Chud), except where noted.
|1.||"Kong at the Gates (Instrumental) (based on King Kong)"||1:22|
|2.||"The Forbidden Zone (based on Planet of the Apes)"||2:23|
|3.||"Lost in Space (based on Lost in Space)"||2:27|
|4.||"Dust to Dust" (Misfits, Daniel Rey)||2:43|
|5.||"Crawling Eye (based on The Trollenberg Terror)"||2:22|
|9.||"Pumpkin Head (based on Pumpkinhead [ disambiguation needed ])" (Contains line of "Pumpkinhead", written by Ed Justin)||2:16|
|11.||"Die Monster Die"||2:00|
|12.||"Living Hell" (Misfits, Rey)||2:54|
|13.||"Descending Angel" (Misfits, Rey)||3:46|
|14.||"Them (based on Them!)"||2:43|
|16.||"Hunting Humans" (Misfits, Rey)||2:06|
|17.||"Helena (based on Boxing Helena)"||3:20|
|18.||"Kong Unleashed (Instrumental) (based on King Kong)"||0:46|
|19.||"Devil Doll"||Doyle, Graves||3:12|
|20.||"1,000,000 Years B.C."||Only||2:22|
|21.||"Helena 2"||Graves, Doyle||3:21|
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