November 29th, 2011 @ 3:48 pm
so either the ny rangers twitter or one of the fan-powered twitter accounts posted about this recently, and i haven’t thought about this song in years! but it re-warms my heart because it’s two of my favorite things EVER, joined together… it’s almost as good as hearing the bouncing souls “ole” during my first ranger game as an adult… (i was on a hockey hiatus for years.)
long story short (in case you didn’t feel like reading through the wikipedia page), the misfits took over this fun/fast hockey song because the ramones had retired. it was a spin-off of “airborne ranger”, intended to play at ranger games at madison square garden to get the crowd pumped. the song was rejected because the word “danger” was in it. UH HELLO, small children can watch players pound each others faces but not hear the word “danger”? that’s ridiculous…
hearing this song again just made me super happy and i wish it did in fact play at the garden, because i LOVE michale grave’s voice. i wish it’d fill up my favorite arena<3
this leads me to thinking about all the “new” misfits haters that i’m sure twitch at the thought of the song…
that shit drives me crazy. i mean, i get that it isn’t glenn danzig singing (get over it, he moved on from the misfits himself, people…), but it’s still really good. grave’s voice is amazing and it’s simply geared more towards metal than punk rock… it’s horror, it’s fun and it was a new start for them and jerry only wanted to keep the misfits going… i love the fact that there’s old and new misfits. (i just realized that i haven’t listened to anything past the 1950’s project.) now if jerry only wasn’t such a prick, it’d be awesome if they’d reunite with danzig AND graves… my life would then be complete.
i wonder what danzig thinks of graves… #mustgoogle
oh, i forgot to mention the fact that my amazing boyfriend took me to see danzig last month! homie performed danzig, samhain AND misfits WITH DOYLE IN TOW. it was #best.
so i’ve seen the misfits 93798373987 times and now i’ve seen danzig perform the misfits… so it’s kinda like i have seen the misfits, lol. (well, aside from an original drummer)… i even got to see graves perform helena with them during one of the halloween shows the misfits played years ago at “the world” in times square (2002). it leaves me a very happy fiend camper.