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Hell on Earth: A Tribute to the Misfits

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Undeniably, one of the most popular rock shirts since the mid-'80s has been the Misfits "undead" smiling skull face. But is their influence music-based, or is their popularity largely based on the fact that various members of Metallica have worn Misfits shirts to photo shoots and on-stage? The 2000 release, Tribute to the Misfits, offers evidence that the ghoulish group from New Jersey has certainly left their mark on punk and metal, as a wide variety of hard rockers pay their respects. While the Hellacopters' version of "Bullet" and the Backyard Babies' run-through of "Teenagers from Mars" don't stray far from the original versions, Entombed gives "Hollywood Babylon" some added metal muscle, while an electronic make over of "Devil's Whorehouse" by the Electric Hellfire Club is barely recognizable. In other words, Tribute to the Misfits is exactly like the majority of other tribute sets on the market.

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