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This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Danzig songs
(FROM LEFT) CHUCK BISCUITS, GLENN DANZIG, EERIE VON AND JOHN CHRIST MEMBERS OF DANZIG.

(FROM LEFT) CHUCK BISCUITS, GLENN DANZIG, EERIE VON AND JOHN CHRIST

With legendary frontman Glenn Danzig set to release his Skeletons covers album (read review), it’s time to take a look back at the early Danzig recordings, featuring the now-classic original lineup of Danzig (vocals), John Christ (guitars), Eerie Von (bass) and Chuck Biscuits (drums). This lineup was active from 1987 to 1994 and released the most iconic and revered albums among fans with Danzig (1988), Danzig II: Lucifuge (1990), Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992) and Danzig 4 (1994). Not to discredit Danzig’s later recordings, but much like the songs on Skeletons were a huge part of Glenn Danzig’s youth, songs from these albums were of mine, and they helped to shape me into the metalhead I am today. Here are my top 10 Danzig songs.

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This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Danzig songs

Here are my Top 10 Danzig songs of the now-classic original lineup of Danzig (vocals), John Christ (guitars), Eerie Von (bass) and Chuck Biscuits (drums). This lineup was active years 1987-1994 and released the most iconic and revered albums among fans with Danzig (1988), Danzig II: Lucifuge (1990), Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992) and Danzig 4 (1994).

Danzig47. “Can’t Speak”
(Danzig 4, 1994)

Danzig had already had a few ballads under its belt, but in 1994 “Can’t Speak” became an MTV hit and only Danzig’s second single to chart. The band has said that the song was originally meant to be “Let It Be Captured” (also on Danzig 4) played backwards (as a ode to those accusing the band of Satanic messages), but it ended up becoming a new song, “Can’t Speak.”

 

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Danzig songs

Here are my Top 10 Danzig songs of the now-classic original lineup of Danzig (vocals), John Christ (guitars), Eerie Von (bass) and Chuck Biscuits (drums). This lineup was active years 1987-1994 and released the most iconic and revered albums among fans with Danzig (1988), Danzig II: Lucifuge (1990), Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992) and Danzig 4(1994).

Danzig48. “Until You Call On the Dark”
(Danzig 4, 1994)
Danzig at his most evil, his most occult. “Until You Call on the Dark”‘s sinister guitar riff and chanting chorus are the perfect soundtrack to a ritual. The song is so evil, in fact, that Polish death metal overlords, Behemoth covered the song in 2005. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on in the video, nor had I ever seen it until now, but check it out below:

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Danzig songs

Here are my Top 10 Danzig songs of the now-classic original lineup of Danzig (vocals), John Christ (guitars), Eerie Von (bass) and Chuck Biscuits (drums). This lineup was active years 1987-1994 and released the most iconic and revered albums among fans with Danzig (1988), Danzig II: Lucifuge (1990), Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992) and Danzig 4(1994).

Danzig49. “Brand New God”
(Danzig 4, 1994)

Though “Brand New God” may or may not be in other fan’s Top 10 lists, I distinctively remember this pummeling opening track of Danzig 4 because it was the first song they played when I saw Danzig live November 29, 1994 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, Md. Type O Negative and Godflesh were in support.

Danzig-lost-tracksLongtime fans of Danzig, including me, still await the day when this man gets his due. Where’s the respect? The recognition? Of course, there were The Misfits, in which Danzig started the subgenre of horror-punk. Then Samhain, which introduced a dark, yet simplistic style of punk-metal. And ,of course, there is Danzig’s solo career, which made him a household name for metal fans and secured his stature as a living legend with classic albums and numerous hits branded with his dark, bluesy metal. Fans have known for a while that over the years Danzig has stockpiled recorded material that never saw the light of day (with the exception of a few leaked songs). But now these “lost” tracks finally get their official release. (more…)