Gorgeous FrankensteinDecember 30, 2010 // Posted by: admin // Category: PUNK'S NOT NOISE
Jillian’s on Fremont Street – Las Vegas, NV
August 22, 2008
Less than a year ago, Gorgeous Frankenstein performed in Vegas at the House of Blues in support of Danzig. During that particular show, I heard that Doyle came on stage with Danzig and they did a twenty minute set of classic Misfits’ songs. Being an avid Misfits’ fan, needless to say I was disappointed to have missed that particular show. However, I was very happy to get a photo pass for tonight’s performance.
For this evening’s show, I was really impressed with Doyle’s choice of guitars: Multiple copies of an eerie, bat-shaped body with what looked like a single super demon pick up. These types of guitars give off an awesome graveyard type sound and squeal like bats leaving their cave for the night.
Doyle’s stage presence resembles an actual Frankenstein character, as he towers over the rest of his band mates with a six foot plus height. His wife, George, does the crowd control and keeps the fans’ energy up by dancing around on stage throughout the entire performance. Bassist and vocals man Argyle was trying to keep things in focus, but unfortunately, he kept having bass amp problems for the majority of the show. His vocals were outstanding, however, even during the Misfit tunes they played. Going from early Danzig days to later Michael Graves’ era, this was enough to bring back memories of the first time I ever heard those songs.
Joining Gorgeous Frankenstein this time around was Dr. Chud, Michael Graves’ era Misfits. I could hear his drumming but the structure of the drum set prevented me from getting any real good photos of him. Being able to say I actually got the chance to catch a piece of punk legend history is quite an accomplishment in my book. I still have high hopes that one day all of the original Misfits’ members will say “Let’s reunite and give our fans what they’re hungering for.”