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SAMHAIN: Live 1984
(Music Video Distro) 1984. 48 minutes. Samhain was formed by Glen Danzig after the Misfits disbanded ad this video captures one of their shows played in California at the Stardust Ballroom. Most of the forty-eight minute set is devoted to Samhaim originals, “The Shift,” “Unholy Passion,” “He Who Can Not Be Named,” etc. However, some Misfits’ tunes are played, “Die, Die, My Darling” and one of my all time Misfits’ tunes, “Horror Biz.” 
     While the audio/video quality is better than bootleg quality, the audio sometimes drops off and the video shows the action from the side of the stage. Although I thought the band took too much time between songs, the energy in the room appears to have been pretty nutty while the music cranked. The show can be watched from start to finish, or you can access particular songs via the menu. An audio only version is also offer, which is odd because this is a DVD, but who cares, it’s an extras. If you dig The Misfits, Danzig , or Glen Danzig (he’s the man!), you’ll enjoy this DVD. – Denis Sheehan



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