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Classic Album Review: The Misfits | Project 1950

Well, one Misfit — along with Marky Ramone & Black Flag's Dez Cadena — cranking out ghoulish punk covers of ’50s & ’60s rock ’n’ roll classics for some weird reason.


This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


When is a Misfits album not a Misfits album? When it’s Project 1950.

First off, there’s only one Misfit in sight — bassist Jerry Only, joined by drummer Marky Ramone and ex-Black Flag guitarist Dez Cadena. Second, there aren’t any Misfits songs. The whole thing consists of predictably ghoulish punk covers of ’50s and ’60s chestnuts like Dream Lover, Diana, Donna, Great Balls of Fire, Runaway and the like. Granted, it has its moments — especially when Ronnie Spector shows up to sing backup — but it’s hardly groundbreaking. And finally, at a scant 24 minutes, Project 1950 barely qualifies as an album (although you do get a bonus DVD of live footage that almost justifies the price). What could be worse? Well, they could be calling themselves Black Flag or The Ramones.


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