Glenn Danzig Comments On Misfits
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Michael Christopher of DelcoTimes.com recently conducted an interview with Glenn Danzig. A few excerpts from the chat follow:
On "The Lost Tracks":
"It'’s all unreleased stuff from the third DANZIG record up until now. There's also a SAMHAIN song that we did with (producer) Rick Rubin when DANZIG first got together that never was released."
"'When Death Had No Name' is a track that has long been kicking around the band’s earliest sessions. Two versions show up on the set, a late '80s and early '90s version both stark in contrast but representative of the singer’s sonic evolution, something that was difficult to capture with the condition of the masters.
"We had to bake them, because they spin on the reel and start flaking off and it won't play. There are people out there that actually bake old tapes so you can transfer them to a hard drive or whatever you want to do."
On his rumored collaboration with ALICE IN CHAINS' Jerry Cantrell:
"I don't know if that’s going to actually happen or not, because right now he's busy with this ALICE IN CHAINS thing. It's going to be a blues record, but it's not going to be new blues, it's going to be old, dark, creepy acoustic blues; guitars and vocals."
On teaming up with MISFITS' guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein for a quick set of classic tracks on DANZIG's most recent tour:
"People wanted to see it — I'm not stupid. And obviously it's never going to happen otherwise. People dug it; I never thought I needed to validate it. We always had a pact that we were never going to do it unless we were all going to do it; and someone broke that pact [referring to Jerry Only — Ed.]."
On bass player Jerry Only, who still tours under the MISFITS banner with a group of old-school punkers questionably trying to fill out the ranks:
"I just think it’s sad that Jerry doesn't have the confidence to call it 'THE JERRY ONLY BAND.' I did SAMHAIN, I did DANZIG, I never had to do that and I never would — it was something special."
On being a horror film buff:
"I'm happy that people are discovering Japanese horror; I've loved it for decades. It's really funny when people are like, 'Hey, have you seen 'The Ring'?' and I'm like, 'Yeah — 10 years ago!'"
"There are so many good horror movies, and I tell people a lot of it is based on real [life] and they're like, 'Oh — OK.' A lot of people don’t know 'The Hills Have Eyes' is based on a real story or that 'Psycho' was based on a real story. Some people don't even realize that there are actually crazy people out there waiting to kill you, they're so insulated."
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