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Famous Monsters
Famous Monsters
is a 1999 album by the Misfits. 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.


1 Album
information 2 Reception 3 Track listing 4 Chart positions 5 Credits 6 References

information[edit] The album's title is an allusion to the horror magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. 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
Jerry Only
on lead vocals. Reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

Allmusic [1]

CMJ (10/18/99, p.36) - "treads familiar Misfits territory...this classic band shows why it's one of the most revered names in punk rock."

Track listing[edit] [1][2] All tracks written by the Misfits (Michale Graves, Jerry Only, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, and Dr. Chud), except where noted.

No. Title Length

1. "Kong at the Gates (Instrumental)" 1:22

2. "The Forbidden Zone" 2:23

3. "Lost in Space" 2:27

4. "Dust to Dust" (Misfits, Daniel Rey) 2:43

5. "Crawling Eye" 2:22

6. "Witch Hunt" 1:31

7. "Scream" 2:33

8. "Saturday Night" 3:28

9. "Pumpkin Head" (Contains line of "Pumpkinhead", written by Ed Justin) 2:16

10. "Scarecrow Man" 3:10

11. "Die Monster Die" 2:00

12. "Living Hell" (Misfits, Rey) 2:54

13. "Descending Angel" (Misfits, Rey) 3:46

14. "Them" 2:43

15. "Fiend Club" 2:52

16. "Hunting Humans" (Misfits, Rey) 2:06

17. "Helena" 3:20

18. "Kong Unleashed (Instrumental)" 0:46

Total length: 44:42

European and Japanese edition bonus tracks[3]

No. Title Writer(s) Length

19. "Devil Doll" Doyle, Graves 3:12

20. "1,000,000 Years B.C." Only 2:22

21. "Helena 2" Graves, Doyle 3:21

Total length: 53:37

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak Position

Billboard 200 138[4]


Michale Graves
Michale Graves
- Vocals Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein
Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein
- Guitar Jerry Only
Jerry Only
- Bass Dr. Chud - Drums


^ a b Huey, Dave. "Famous Monsters: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-29.  ^ Famous Monsters
Famous Monsters
(CD). the Misfits. New York City: Roadrunner Records. 1999.  ^ Cuts from the Crypt
Cuts from the Crypt
(CD). the Misfits. New York City: Roadrunner Records. 2001.  ^ "The Misfits Album
& Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 

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Jerry Only Glenn Danzig Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein Dave Lombardo

Manny Martínez Franché Coma Mr. Jim Bobby Steele Joey Image Arthur Googy Robo Brian Damage Dr. Chud Michale Graves Marky Ramone Dez Cadena Myke Hideous Eric Arce Jerry Caiafa II

Studio albums

Walk Among Us Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood Static Age American Psycho Famous Monsters Project 1950 The Devil's Rain

Live albums

Evilive Evillive II Dead Alive!

Compilation albums

Legacy of Brutality Misfits Collection II The Misfits Cuts from the Crypt


Beware Evilive "Die, Die My Darling" "Horror X-Mas" "Friday the 13th"


"Cough/Cool" "Bullet" "Horror Business" "Night of the Living Dead" 3 Hits from Hell "Halloween" "Dig Up Her Bones" "I Wanna Be a NY Ranger" "Scream!" "Monster Mash" "Day the Earth Caught Fire" "This Magic Moment" "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" Psycho in the Wax Museum "Land of the Dead" "Twilight of the Dead" "Descending Angel" "Zombie Girl" "Island of Misfit Toys"

Associated acts

The Undead Black Flag Samhain Kryst the Conqueror Danzig Dr. Chud's X-Ward Gorgeous Frankenstein Graves Gotham Road Ramones Osaka Popstar Murphy's Law

Related articles

Discography List of members List of cover versions 12 Hits from Hell Violent World Hell on Earth Fiend Club Lounge Plan 9 Records Misfits Records

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