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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 6, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caroline
  • ASIN: B000000I3U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,287 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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This is their best album to date.
Brittany
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.
Roderick
Who Killed Marilyn is my favorite next to Where Eagles Dare and Hybrid Moments.
Jason

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By john bebop on 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 By Zack Davisson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 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 By King Rob on 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 By Johny Bottom on 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 By Charles White on 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 By billy joe on 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 By A Customer on April 4, 1999
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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