Come see me read from my book tonight at Lili Cafe on Dobson St @ 7PM. I’ll have some copies for sale and I’ll sign anything you want.
Here are the rest of the dates on the Earth R.E.A.D./Ain’t No Goddamn Son Of A Book Tour, which I should have posted decades ago:
11/14 – Cleveland OH @ Visible Voice 6PM
11/15 – Columbus OH @ Book Loft 6PM
11/18 – Minneapolis MN @ Boneshaker 7PM
11/23 – Seattle WA @ Cafe Racer 9PM
11/25 – Portland OR @ Powell’s on Hawthorne 7:30PM
Hope to see all you fiends out there!
The Misfits bring their Earth A.D. Tour to the Goleta Valley Community Center in Goleta, CA, January 21, 1983. Top, L-R: a closeup of Doyle’s upper right arm ink; Jerry screaming through the strands of his devilock. Middle: the crowd packs in tight to get a glimpse of Danzig up close. Bottom, L-R: Robo and his perfectly level drums (save that one cymbal); Doyle, Danzig, and a sea of sweaty heads. Photos by Kevin Salk.
Possession of the mind is a terrible thing: Glenn Danzig performing at the Whiskey a Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA during the Misfits’ Walk Among Us Tour, April 13, 1982. Photos by Glen E. Friedman.
A couple of cool shots from a December 1982 Misfits stand at the Piast in Jersey City, NJ. Top: Glenn Danzig leads the singalong while Jerry Only pounds away. Bottom: all Danzig upfront, nothin’ but Doyle in the back. Eerie Von definitely snapped the lower pic; upper pic photographer also believed to be Eerie.
Glenn Danzig lets us know he thinks the Damned’s “Love Song” is number one (Doyle appears unconvinced; perhaps he’s examining something else). This photo looks like it was taken April 17, 1982 at L.A.’s Vinyl Fetish during the autograph session the Misfits held with Vampira but I reserve the right to be utterly and disgustingly wrong. Photographer unknown.
Leave it to Doyle to make “Star Trek” look tough. The third Misfits guitarist (fifth if you count the hyper-brief tenures of Jimmy Battle and Rick Riley) rips it up at New York City’s Irving Plaza, June 25, 1982. Photo by Eerie Von.
Supportin’ the scene: Doyle and Jerry front and center for a Black Flag gig circa 1982. Behind singer Henry Rollins (who appears to be performing with his usual gusto) is part of future Misfits guitarist Dez Cadena. Photographer unknown.
I Interviewed Bobby Steele About The Undead
Some Misfits questions snuck in there, of course…
JG2: Now, I imagine people ask you about the Misfits at least once every day, maybe even once every hour.
BS: [laughs] Yeah.
JG2: Does that ever bother you? Do you ever wish you could step away from that?
BS: No, not really…I remember when I was young reading this article in Rolling Stone about Linda Ronstadt blowin’ off her fans, like blowin’ people off on the street, and that pissed me off…like, the fans are the reason I’m here, the least I can do is give them fifteen minutes…if fifteen minutes is gonna make them happy or make their day, why not?
Read the whole thing over here.
Julio Roberto Valverde Valencia (a.k.a. Robo) makes his Misfits debut, September 24, 1982 at the Big Room in Akron, OH. He may have lacked devilock, but coming off a stint with the legendary Black Flag no one was questioning this drummer’s cred. Photographer unknown.
Texas is the reason? The Misfits bring the Earth A.D. Tour to Austin’s Ritz, January 29, 1983. Clockwise from top left: Doyle (as seen from the front row); Jerry and Glenn wildin’ out; Glenn snarling up close; Glenn buttressed by the spike-laden Caiafa brothers. Photos by Bill Daniel.