Alex North

Alex North

The Misfits Soundtrack


The Misfits, although, not a great film, is certainly one of importance: it’s the last screen appearance of stars Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. And co-star Montgomery Clift didn’t last much longer, either. The movie, which I haven’t seen (I just “know” about it) is about cowboys in Nevada who capture wild horses for whatever purposes (probably dog food companies) and how it’s not all that easy to live in the 19th century while the 20th is already half-over. Oh, and Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable get it on. And yes, it is from this film that Glen Danzig took the name for his band.

The music is a mixture of lonely honky-tonk jazz that’s perfect for a story about lonely, confused, frustrated people. The CD is enhanced and comes with an interesting trailer with web links to where you can buy the move on tape, etc. Rykodisc, Shetland Park, 27 Congress St., Salem, MA 01970;

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Nala Sinephro
    Nala Sinephro

    Space 1.8 (Warp Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Looped

    A fading film star still can turn up the heat in this outrageous comedy.

  • The Book of Merman
    The Book of Merman

    A parody musical about a parody musical about a parody religion.

  • Flood Twin
    Flood Twin

    Flood Twin. Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Los Lobos
    Los Lobos

    Native Sons (New West). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Adam Bloom
    Adam Bloom

    Sugar Sweet (Indie). Review by Christopher Long.

  • Alonso Ruizpalacios
    Alonso Ruizpalacios

    Generoso speaks with director Alonso Ruizpalacios, whose dynamic new feature, A Cop Movie, utilizes a unique and effective hybrid documentary style to examine police corruption in and around Mexico City. A Cop Movie was the winner of the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival.

  • Sarah McQuaid
    Sarah McQuaid

    The St. Buryan Sessions (Shovel and a Spade Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Hearty Har
    Hearty Har

    Radio Astro (BMG). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Junkwraith

    A young woman abandons a promising skating career only to be chased by her inner demons.

From the Archives