Cultural Gutter: Martian Man Hater
On the Cultural Gutter, I’m writing about Angry Red Planet:
Like pretty much every punk rocker in history, my first exposure to Angry Red Planet was the cover to the Misfits album Walk Among Us, which depicted the band being menaced by a giant…rat-bat-spider…thing. Or maybe it was working for them. The monster, like the album, was pretty incredible, but this being the 1980s, I didn’t have any way to find out what the heck it was from. For a while, I think I even assumed the band itself had designed the monster. I can’t remember when it was I finally discovered the origin of the creature, but when it did happen, it sparked a long and surprisingly difficult search.