For some reason, white people love Halloween. They start chattering about their elaborate plans for costumes and themed parties around August of every year, getting themselves worked up like little kids on Christmas Eve. Except they are like 28 with kids and some halfway-respectable office job. Anyway, it’s not that I hate Halloween or anything, I just don’t get why whites always have to make things into a big deal (see also the recent white person trend of ‘bloggable weddings‘). For whatever reason they seem to be really into things that give them an excuse to dress up in gimmicky costumes, regardless of whether the thing itself is inherently interesting.
True fact: this song is fucking unbearable, and if it wasn’t called “Halloween” nobody would ever listen to it twice
For example, dinosaur punk band THE MISFITS. Don’t get me wrong, I like them just fine and I loved them when I was 14 just like everyone else, I’m just saying that in the grand scheme of things they get a lot more dap than they probably should. The truth is that for every good song in their catalog there are like 10 stinkers, not to mention the fact that there are like 5 versions of every song, most of which are either horrible demos or live recordings, so it’s a huge pain in the ass to find the tolerable versions of what good songs they do have. I’m not even going to get into the post-Danzig stuff, that speaks for itself in terms of how shockingly awful it is, although it’s extra-hilarious that apparently there are people who like it?!
I kind of wanted all their songs to sound like “Mommy Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?” Also, thinking about it now that song title is fucking gay as hell…
The other thing that kind of sucks about the Misfits is their fans. I’m going to lump them in with fans of Social Distortion and Dropkick Murphys under the heading of “bands who are popular with girls who do rollerderby, are into old cars, have fat arms and a bald, chubby boyfriend with a rockabilly haircut.” They also attract a lot of record collector types, who are basically the worst people on earth.
Speaking of terribly overrated bands, we can probably blame Metallica’s cover of this stupid song for a big part of the Misfits popularity with retarded, white trash teenagers. To be fair, it IS better than the original though.
Given how much white people love gimmicks, I’m pretty sure that the main reason the Misfits are so popular is because they have a sweet logo, cool cover art (“Earth AD” has the dopest cover ever) and they wear dumb costumes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the Misfits suck or anything. They’re definitely good, I’m just saying that I can’t think of a bigger disparity between the actual quality of a band’s music and the size of their fanbase over such a long period.
Mad Marc Rude going hard as fuck– one of the best covers of all time, hands down!
Imagine if Bring Me The Horizon were popular for another 25 years– you’d be like “Really??! I mean, they’re not bad… but really???” That’s pretty much how I feel about Misfits. Much like BMTH has decent music, but their appeal clearly is based on the fact that little girls want to bang Oli, it’s obvious to me that the Misfits are popular mostly because chubby white people love Halloween and horror movies.
Are the Misfits overrated as fuck?? Are they the John Waters of punk? Do you know anyone who actually likes the post-Danzig shit? What’s wrong with Dropkick Murphys and Social Distortion fans? Why are they all so fat and old???? Why do whites love Halloween so much?