Out Of The Wardrobe One thing about the Misfits album -- for all the talk about the band "streamlining" its sound, it's actually as diverse and eclectic as any Kinks piece of work. After one of the fiercest tracks the band ever recorded fades out, the album transitions to a gentle folk-rock ballad -- the first few verses sound like Ray doing his best Dylan impression. This song (whose title is a twist on "out of the closet") is often cited as a rehash of "Lola", but the similarities begin and end with the main character being a cross-dresser; the background stories are very, very different. Here the protagonist Dick (real subtle, Ray) is married, suddenly reveals to his wife Betty Lou he's a transvestite, and his wife eventually learns to deal with it, and even winds up embracing the situation. It's a pretty racy narrative for 1978, but Ray's vocal pulls it off with aplomb as if this were the most normal thing in the world, and Dave turns down the knobs and provides restrained, tasteful strumming. Gosling's organ swells are my favorite part of the record, though -- he will be missed. Really wish he hadn't used the f-word, though.