Misfits Project 1950

A Misfits album in name only, this disc is actually a vanity project for band founder Jerry Only, who recruits former Ramones skin basher Marky Ramone and former Black Flager Dez Cadena on guitar for this collection of covers of some of Only's favourite songs from his dad's childhood. Included here are punked up versions of "This Magic Moment,” "Great Balls of Fire,” "Runaway" and of course "Monster Mash" along with six more golden oldies. Long-time fans of the Misfits will find interest in this love letter to the music of yesteryear, but the versions themselves are nothing special; although full marks for securing Ronnie Spector to sing back-ups on a few tracks. The two-disc set also includes a DVD of five of the tracks being performed live. (Rykodisc)