It’s that time of year again, when people defile perfectly serviceable gourds and wear more make-up than Ru Paul, all in a never-ending hunt for diabetes. Yes, Halloween is back, and so is Sean Hoen/White Gold Scorpio with another Misfits cover! This year: American Nightmare, a song that as a more than 20 year fan of the band I now realize I never knew the actual words to. Also a personal favorite, oddly enough, as it really was a great combination of punk, rockabilly, goth/horror, and Danzig’s obsession with Elvis Presley (plus, not to harp on it too much, but the number of hours I kept rewinding my Legacy cassette, trying to figure out the words…do people still do that in the internet age?).
Your holiday message from Sean:
Dead Fiends,At the last minute, Dan and I were bullied into recording the annual Halloween jingle. We tracked it yesterday in Dan’s new Brooklyn living room–– a cover of The Misfits 1979 “American Nightmare.” It’s a deep cut from the Legacy of Brutality album. The original is, as always, far superior, so look it up if you want the real thing.Hope all is well.Love,SeanBTW, Dan and I have an ongoing project called White Gold Scorpio. You can download our debut collection of home-recorded songs here: http://whitegoldscorpio.com/epk.php