Song of the Week: “Where Eagles Dare” by The Misfits

by Douglas Cowie on 22 February 2013

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

Here’s “Where Eagles Dare” by The Misfits:

The Misfits — “Where Eagles Dare”

The Misfits tear some pages out of the Ramones book of songwriting here, and there’s nothing wrong at all with that, but what I really love is the line, “I ain’t no goddamn son of a bitch”: it’s threatening, it’s menacing, but it’s also just a little bit vulnerable; Glenn Danzig is a bit miffed that somebody implied or assumed or told him straight out that he’s a goddamn son of a bitch.  Because he ain’t one.  Think about it, baby.

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