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The Misfats: L to R Foil von Franknbeans guitar, Glen Hamzinger vocals, Jerry Baloney bass, Dr. C.H.O.A.D drums in the background
The Misfats: L to R Foil von Franknbeans guitar, Glen Hamzinger vocals, Jerry Baloney bass, Dr. C.H.O.A.D drums in the background
10/29/2015

The return of the Misfats - Q&A

By DAVE PLOW //

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The Misfats are putting down the BBQ Ribs and 72oz. Steaks to reunite for one night only, Halloween! It has been years since Portland has seen these gluttonous bears grace a stage. Once you are done trick or treating and the kids have gone to sleep in their sugar comas, go to the Twilight Bar and bring your feed bag. This will be a epic buffet for your ears.

Who are you and what do you do?  

Glen Hamzinger: WHO ARE YOU TO DEMAND SUCH INFORMATION OF ME, GLEN HAMZINGER, EARTH-BOUND GOD OF MIRTH AND EXCESS?!?

Well, actually, we are The Misfats and, this year, we're reuniting because we love you all just that much.

How did the idea behind the Misfats come about? 

YOU DON'T QUESTION THE SOURCE - YOU FALL TO YOUR KNEES AND THANK THE HEAVENS YOU'VE BEEN GRANTED SUCH A GIFT! (cough) Again, umm, well, we said to one another, "You know what? We're sick of these bands taking themselves so seriously. You know what would be dumb? A Misfits parody act - because it'd be so damn genius."

Do you consider yourselves a satire/parody or a tribute band? 

YES!!! Okay, gotta agree with that loud-voiced guy this time...more parody than anything else BUT where else are you going to hear these great Misfits songs performed?

You've been on a lengthy hiatus and are now coming back out of the kitchen to play a halloween show. What have you guys been up to all this time? 

WE HAVE NOT BEEN IN THE KITCHEN!!! WE HAVE BEEN IN THE BATHROOM AND IT HAS BEEN GLORIOUS!!! Geez, how does that guy keep getting in here? Actually, we've spent that time traveling to each and every single one of our fans and thanking them in person for their support. That's a lot of fans so that's a lot of time, ya know?

Is this a one off show on halloween or do you have more things planned? 

YOU CANNOT FATHOM THE PLANS WE HAVE FOR YOUR PUNY, SKINNY WORLD!!! I'll translate this time for him, "Yes, this is just a one-off, unless we get a call from Colbert or Kimmel."

Has Glenn Danzig or Jerry Only ever heard or seen the Misfats? And have you ever communicated with them? And if so what was their response? 

WHO ARE THESE PRETENDERS OF WHICH YOU MENTION?!? BAH! BANISH THEM FROM YOUR MOUTH FOREVER! Wow, someone's got attention issues. In any event, we've heard tales from other bands mentioning us to former Misfits, with the range of responses being suspicious disdain to full-bellied laughter.

What's your favorite buffet to eat at? 

GORGON'S MEAT-AND-FLESH PALACE ON KULUTIA PRIME! Seriously, it's just the best - if you're ever in the area...

What was the best and worst gig you have played? Did you ever get a negative response? Hate mail? 

EVERY GIG IS OUR BEST AND OUR WORST - HAVE YOU NOT BORNE WITNESS TO OUR GLORY?!? Umm, again, gotta agree with the Loud Guy. And the only groups that don't seem to like us are crusties (take this stuff far too seriously) and kids (not secure enough yet in their punk rock to mock it).

Is there a misfits song in their catalog that you just couldn't turn into a song about food? 

BAH! EVERY SONG IS FODDER FOR THE MIGHTY MISFATS CONVERSION MACHINE! True, but some just don't work well at all so we've left pretty much alone (I'm looking your way, "Skulls").

Shamelessly promote whatever you want.

OCTOBER 31, 2015, YOUR PUNY-SKINNY-EARTH HALLOWEEN, AT THE TWILIGHT CAFE IN SE PDX, WITH STAY TUNED AND BRIDGETOWN HOMICIDES - COME BEAR WITNESS TO THE GREATEST EVENT YOUR LIVES WILL EVER ATTAIN!!! Yeah, what he said!

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