While I hold the current Misfits line-up at arm's length and warily await Devil's Rain, I have never been ashamed to profess my admiration for the Michale Graves-led incarnation of the band. Cuts from the Crypt was a great posthumous odds-and-sods roundup (staggering that it's now a decade old with virtually nothing noteworthy from the band since) with several outstanding tracks, the absolute best of which is "Fiend Without a Face."
With both music and lyric credited solely to Michale Graves, this track, along with "Bruiser," was recorded for the band's cameo in George A. Romero's Bruiser. And this is a Graves track through and through. The tempo, the dreamlike lyric, the 50s rock hybrid hooks (think "Saturday Night")... it's original rock encompassing the sound Only could only pay homage to on his Project 1950 covers record.
Jerry offers little by way of specifics in the album's liner notes: "'Fiend Without a Face' took Mike about a week or two of throwing it around until complete. Doyle helped with the ending." Seems to me a killer track tied to a film by a horror master would merit a little more commentary and I would love to hear Graves' insights on this number, one hell of a great song.