EVILLIVE on LP boasts cleaned-up sound, pleasantly reproduced original artwork and a bevy of songs not captured on the original EP. Expanded to a full-length album (with 12 songs instead of seven), it is a testament to how dynamic and exciting a band the Glenn Danzig-era Misfits were live. It wasn't all face paint and hair gel-the boys could actually rock when they felt like it.
Live marginal studio cuts such as 'Devils Whorehouse' gain extra punch, even rivaling classic Misfits rave-ups like 'Horror Business' and 'Astro Zombies.' An extra uncredited bonus is Danzig's onstage expletive-filled warning to ex-Misfit and future Undead member Bobby Steele, who was allegedly throwing bottles at his ex-employers. Henry Rollins sings back-up vocals on 'We Are 138,' which, given his prominent Misfits tattoo, is probably not much of a surprise.