Astro Zombies This song is based on the 1968 horror movie "The Astro-Zombies."
"And your face drops in a pile of flesh... And then your heart, heart pounds
Till it pumps in death... Prime directive, exterminate
Whatever stands left.... All I wanted to say... And all I gotta do
Who'd I do this for.... Hey, me or you"
Welcome to the world of Ghoul Punk! The Misfits, best known for their early 80s work, are covered by so many bands... their music was highly influential in both the punk and metal realms. Metallica, Aiden, Pennywise, NoFX, The Kung Fu Killers, Dropkick Murphys (You knew they had to be in here didn't you?), the Lemonheads and The Dead Miklmen have all done covers of Misfit songs and so have many others.
Isn't this a lovely doo? The Misfits are also credited with creating and popularizing the "devilock" look. Jerry Only says he based this look on Eddie Munster's hair.
The Misfits do specialize in the horror and sci fi genres.
We Are 138 is based on THX-1138... George Lucas's 1971 sci-fi thriller.
"Do you think we're robot clean... Does this face look almost mean
Is it time to be an android not a man... The pleasantries are gone
We're stripped of all we were... In the eyes of tiger
We are 138..."
The Misfits were formed in 1979 and were active until 1983 when the band split.
and a cast of revolving musicians. After the break-up members split into various other bands. Jerry and Doyle Only began Kryst the Conqueror, a Christian heavy metalband that did not last long. Danzig began the band Samhain.
"Some say that's where man began... On this wasted piece of land
Where evolution's yet to show... Forbidden zone
Blasting into outer space... The planet of the apes... Evolution's one hero"
Unfortunately, I cannot find any older or clearer versions of this song.
Here is another 80s band you may know... Oingo Boingo and their own Forbidden Zone song. You may recall seeing Danny Elfman's name on all sorts of movies, the Simpsons,etc. for his musical scores.
As for life... Max came down to stay the night last night. :) Squeaky came home from camping with friends after a night at the Bear's. Max will be off again to his new home, but it was mighty nice to have him here so soon.
Squeaky on the other hand is a pain in the neck... as many folk his age can be. He came in the door crabbing and demanding that I drop everything and feed him. I cannot wait to load him into the car with all his games and computer crap and drive him in to P'land to leave him with his best friend's family for a month! Yay!
I find that I truly do enjoy the quiet and calm when my house is empty. Not that I do not miss them. I do! But quiet and calm is very nice too.
I only caught two small trout yesterday. But there are lots of days to fish and lots of fishing spots yet to visit this year.
The Bear and I are going to do the Eagle Creek hike this weekend.
Oh I keep forgetting to tell you... my feet and knee have been kicked out of physical therapy. YAY! I only have to go back one more time... because the therapy god has something he wants to give me. Hummmm... I wonder what that is? Maybe a bill? Ha. No, he says its something he wants me to have that he forgot at home. So we shall see what that mystery turns out to be. I am glad to be released, but I have to tell you... I am going to miss those foot massages that the therapy goddess gives. She has magic hands. And don't worry... I will take it easy with the hike. If it gets too much, I'll stop and rest then go back. I'm not going to have unhappy feet again.
With my boy-os back home for a day, I'm on top of the world! I hope that you have nice surprises awaiting you too... but only good ones.