Friday, November 2, 2012

We Are 138 by the Misfits

Misfits Week has come to an end at The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll. We might be 138 in the eyes of the tiger. The song of the day for November 2, 2012 is 'We Are 138' by the Misfits.

 I hope everyone has enjoyed Misfits Week at the Lost Soul of Rock and Roll. My selection for today is 'We are 138', and I have no idea what the 138 represents in this song. Glenn Danzig, the lead singer of the band, is rumored to be the only one who knows, and said it represents violence. Apparently, this will remain a mystery.

I didn't know anything about the Misfits until the late 1990s. However, I first heard Danzig circa 1991 during a high school biology class. Our teacher was ill that day, so our athletic director was our substitute teacher. He was the kind of guy that didn't care much about teaching, so when he showed up to class as a sub, then you knew anarchy was imminent.There was this one guy in class with a Danzig video, and he asked the athletic director if we could watch it during class. The athletic director looked at the video with a 'WTF?' look on his face and said, "I don't care." There was no biology that day, kids. We rocked out to Danzig.

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