3 Hits from Hell (written as 3 hits from HeLL) was the sixth release from Lodi, New Jersey horror punk band Misfits. The 7" EP was released in April 1981 as Plan 9 Records number PL1013. While there was no actual insert, some of the first pressing included a Misfits Fiend Club ad.
All three songs were recorded on 2" 16-track tape at Master Sound Productions in Franklin Square, New York, on August 7, 1980, with Bobby Steele on guitar for the main riff of "London Dungeon" and producer Robbie Alter playing the chords while Jerry Only's younger brother, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (Paul Caiafa), played the rest of the songs on September 5, 1980, following Bobby's departure. It was during this session that Doyle officially joined the band as Bobby's replacement.
While none of the other ten songs from this session were released until 1985, after the band had broken up, all 13 tracks were later remixed for the 12 Hits From Hell release.
"London Dungeon" was written by Glenn Danzig about his experience while jailed in Brixton on December 2, 1979. Both "Horror Hotel" and "Ghouls Night Out" were based on horror films: Horror Hotel (a 1960 Christopher Lee vehicle) and the 1958 Ed Wood film Night of the Ghouls, respectively.
A London Dungeon
B1 Horror Hotel
B2 Ghouls Night Out