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Legacy of Brutality

MisfitsAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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listen  9. Who Killed Marilyn? 1:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen13. American Nightmare [Explicit] 1:42$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 6, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caroline
  • ASIN: B000000I3U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,826 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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'Legacy of Brutality' is a compilation album from American punk/rock band Misfits, featuring selections of their early work, including rare singles and alternate takes. 'Legacy of Brutality' draws from Misfits recordings made between October 1977 and June 1981, though the majority of the material comes from unissued tracks off of the Misfit's 1978 debut album, 'Static Age'. Also included are A-sides of singles, 'Halloween', 'Who Killed Marilyn?', and, 'American Nightmare' - 'Legacy of Brutality' is the only place besides 'Box Set' where you can find the latter track. The material from 'Static Age' was overdubbed and remixed by Glenn Danzig, the lead singer of Misfits. The Misfits still stand as the benchmark for punk, and 'Legacy of Brutality' is an intriguing look into their earlier, and more alternative, material.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everybody's Got a Favorite Misfits Record March 26, 2005
Format:Audio CD
So I started listening to the Misfits with Earth A.D. around 1985 and I thought that was the bomb. Around 86, I was able to get my hands on Legacy of Brutality. I think I listened to this record every day for years. Legacy of Brutality is the first Misfits record (yes record, I've got an original pressing) that I pick up even to this day.

From a historical perspective, Legacy of Brutality is really what a lot of people think when they think Misfits. This record basically defined them because it was the first full length LP you could buy (at least where I lived). Everything else was either bootlegs or EP like Die, Die, My Darling.

All the stuff on the new releases like Static Age, I only had as bootleg vinyl and it was tough to listen to on a regular basis becuase the quality was so bad. I don't know where I'd come down if I just heard the Misfits today. All I can say is that there is no other record that defines the Misfits more than Legacy of Brutality. On top of that songs like Attitude, Bullet, Last Caress, Die Die My Darling, London Dungeon, etc.. really fit in with the sound of Legacy of Brutality more so than the stuff from Earth A.D. So I'd say if you really wanted to capture the Misfits from both a musical and historical perspective, there's no better place to start than Legacy of Brutality.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good clean Misfits fun January 2, 2001
Format:Audio CD
For me, few albums ring with nostalgia like "Legacy of Brutality." I know that "Static Age" is a little more definitive, but I heard "Legacy of Brutality" first. It has the more familiar versions to me. This is the band at their rockabilliy best, before the disastrous move towards metal. Good catchy pop music with great hooks and lyrics. Excellent tunes include "Hybrid Moments," "Angelfuck," "Who killed Marilyn," and "American Nightmare."
For people who have never heard the Misfits before, this is a good starting place. A true classic for the years.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You be the judge February 27, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Misfits fans tend to be divided on this album, especially since the release of Static Age. More than half of these tracks date back to the original Static Age sessions and were not released prior to this album, albeit with slightly different instrument tracks and mixes. (After the band split Danzig went back with Eerie Von and re-recorded alot of the instrument tracks, the result being a big, full-sounding heavy drum and guitar sound, with almost zero bass and big, reverb drenched vocal tracks). Most fans tend to favor the newer Static Age LP versions, with a more punkish production (ie: punchy bass and a tight compact copressed tone). I like both versions but I REALLY love the LOB mixes, they sound much cleaner and LOUDER, and Glenn's vocals come out much more clear and refined than they do on SA, which, to me, sounds more amateurish and dated.

Even if you prefer the ST Age versions you cannot pass on this LP, the version of Halloween on this album tops all other versions available and it also contains what I feel to be the Misfits greatest song "American Nightmare" (one Glenn claims was recorded during the Walk Among Us Sessions), truly indispensible.

This album also appears in its entirity (tho scattered here and there) on the Coffin Box Set, but if you're putting that one off, you could do alot worse by not getting this. It, to me, is a much better choice than Collection 1 or 2; but everyone seems to disagree with me on that. They can all burn in hell, this album is one of the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give this a spin and you'll be a Fiend for Life May 25, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD before the Static Age album was available. Some of my favorite Misfits songs are on here. "Static Age", "TV Casualties", "Bullet", "Angelf**k", and "Who killed Marilyn" are staples in every Fiends collection. If you do not have the Static Age album, this is a great album to get. If you already have Static Age, you may still want to pick this up. Fans have said the songs on this album are more raw, it is true. This is what the Misfits sounded like when they got 30 free hours in a studio when they gave up their rights to the 'Blank Records' name. A smart move by Glenn. Otherwise these songs may never have been recorded except for bootlegs at live shows or garage recordings.

The only other thing I can say is, if you spend a lot of time driving and delivering pizzas like I do, this is a great CD to play.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the other static age album.. September 30, 1999
Format:Audio CD
these songs where recorded during the static age sessions, these are the other versions of the songs on static age, get both.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as Static Age, but in a different way January 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Lots of people compare Legacy of Brutality unfavorably to Static Age and I'm not sure why. Maybe because SA features the original versions of many Misfits classics and fans regard LOB as a bid to cash-in by releasing new recordings of those old tunes. Neither album has great production but each is good in its own way: Static Age has a compact, punchy sound while Legacy has a bigger, more reverb-y sound. I like them both, and Legacy of Brutality's very distinct, '50's rockabilly vibe contrasts nicely with the band's horror lyrics and imagery. By both albums and listen for yourself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars definitive and original April 4, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This early compilation easily deines what this band truly is, incredible! Not to many albums from this era comes close to what The Misfits achieved with these early recordings. Amazing music and lyrics back up these claims and after listening to this treasure, you will agree that this album was way ahead of it's own time. Major thumbs up to Hybrid Moments and American Nightmare.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars the LEGACY version of this song -- perhaps their best song -- is still...
This is a classic album. Prior to the release of STATIC AGE, LEGACY OF BRUTALITY was the only record with such gems as "Theme For A Jackal," "TV Casualty" and "Hybrid Moments"... Read more
Published 19 days ago by MasonBishop
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great item. just what i ordered
Published 2 months ago by Adam J. Rickabaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for every Misfits die hard fan
I'm not american I'm from El Salvador a little contry where you may think nobody knows about the Misfits but you're wrong we really love the Misfits. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Roderick
5.0 out of 5 stars UNRIVALED
Unbeatable, Indomitable, Classic, and Legendary hardly begin to describe the intensity and sheer genius that is the voice, the music, and the man... excuse me, the band. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Xavier Spade
5.0 out of 5 stars Original misfits
A must for any misfits fan. To get the true effect of this record, you need to listen to it on vinyl.
Published 15 months ago by C. Mott
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Misfits Album
This album sounds great on vinyl! It's a great package of vintage Misfits tracks, from real early stuff to better known tracks. Many are different takes/mixes of the songs. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Nightwing's Fan
1.0 out of 5 stars Not even for fans
Now dont get me wrong i love the misfits, whether that danzig, grave or even the new record with jerry only but this is complete crap. Read more
Published on August 24, 2012 by K. Gardner
4.0 out of 5 stars Green Andy Reviews: The Misfits - Legacy of Brutality
The Misfits album that nobody needs. Or do they? This 1985 compilation album has been rendered almost redundant by history: initially released as a way to get out the sessions that... Read more
Published on October 4, 2009 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Misfits album.
If you told me the last track "American Nightmare" was an Elvis song and I didn't know any better, I'd believe you. Read more
Published on July 14, 2007 by M.
3.0 out of 5 stars not their best work...
was kinda dissappointed with this one in comparison to walk among us and collection 1. who killed marilyn and amaerican nightmare are so-so songs... Read more
Published on July 25, 2006 by Derek Killman
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