Halloween is the best holiday. If not for the candy, movies, or parties, then make it about the music!
Appearing on a 7 inch, Halloween and Halloween II make up one of my favorite pieces of Misfits history. Both versions are incredible but II is my favorite.
I can’t figure out what exactly the producer did, or if Glenn had anything to do with it, but the mixing on this version makes for a completely different sound. This seems like Glenn Danzig foreshadowing towards his later projects Samhain and then eventually Danzig.
It also helps that the verses are entirely in Latin:
Formulae ueteres exorsismorum et excommunicationum
Strigas et fictos lupos credere
Daemon pellem lupinam
In trunco quodam cauae
“ancient formulas of exorcisms and excommunications
That witches and those made wolves believe
I maim now the demon clothed in wolfskin
Having to hide in the hollow of a tree
I believe that they so can be changed
I present two gifts from this legendary punk band and a few excellent covers.
And now for the covers!