The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 (1996 / 1997-2002 / 2005-2006/ 2018)
The band was formed in 1996 by Wednesday 13, who left Maniac Spider Trash with band mate Sicko Zero and a guy named Seaweed. The band’s members changed a lot off and on recordings and shows but here is a break down of some of the main stuff.
(The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 original line up early 96 era… Seaweed, Wednesday 13 and Sicko Zero)
The band based themselves as trio at first that dressed in loose dresses, bad wigs, aweful make-up with a loud punk metal sound. Being influenced by the past band Maniac Spider Trash, Kiss, Alice Cooper and possibly the New York Dolls this band started to play underground bars in North Carolina.
Wednesday 13 was vocalist and guitar player, Seaweed was now bassist and Sicko Zero was the drummer. In the first two weeks the first record was written and recorded within 2 days of that. The Late, Late , Late Show got released and was sold at the shows which were not overly popular at first. The stag show was bad up of parts of Halloween decorations, dolls, a chicken named Omar and anything else the band could find including a masked man by the name of the Confederate Crusader (for 197666). Wednesday 13 reflects back to his time as funny as the band did anything they could at the time to piss the audience off instead of trying to gain a following.
(The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 original line up early 96 era with 197666 star Confederate Crusader)
By the end of 1996 Wednesday 13 fired Seaweed and was replaced with a guy named Rat Bastard and then finally Sicko Zero quit and the band broke up.
In 1997 the band reformed again with Wednesday 13 as vocals and guitar, Seaweed on bass, a new guy named Creepy on guitar and a new drummer named Scabs. Creepy did not last long in the band (about 2 weeks) to be replaced by Abby Normal. The band went from a trio to a quartet and when things just started to get back to normal Scabs left the band to be replaced with a new drummer named R.S. Saidso. With this line up the band recorded a unnamed EP and was sold only at shows along with a FDQ sticker.
During the tour late 1997 Abby Normal had a fallen out with drummer R.S. Saidso which lead to be being dismissed by the band and replaced by guitarist Sydney.
(R.S. Saidso, Sydney, Seaweed and Wednesday 13 in 1997)
Not long after as funny as it sounds R.S. Saidso then quit the band to form Dragster 66.
In 1998 Sicko Zero rejoined the band again as the drummer. The new line up was Wednesday 13, Sydney, Sicko Zero and Seaweed. the band went into the recording studio and recorded their second record Night of the Living Drag Queen.
(The Frankenstein Drag Queens during the 97 -98 era with Sicko Zero back and they dropped the wigs)
(The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 ’98 era (return of Sicko Zero) and the wigs)
After a semi successful underground tour Sydney decided to leave the band and Wednesday 13 left the band again as a trio.
(1998-1999 era as a trio again, Seaweed, Sicko Zero, Wednesday 13)
In 1999 the band went back into the studio again to record their third record called Songs From the Recently Deceased. During this time the band also released a rare demo copy of the lost track Hey Mom I Just Killed a Chicken.
(Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 98 -99 era as a trio again)
The toured on support of the record and in 2000 they band decided to add a guitarist named Ikky and this displeased Sicko Zero so he left the band yet again.
2001 the band welcomed back drummer Scabs and the band decided to change their look at the same time. They dropped the wigs and looked even more uglier with the wild make-up and cross dressings.
They recorded their fourth record called Viva Las Violence just during the process Seaweed left the band half way through and a new player named JaCkY Boi had to finish it. The band toured hard for this record and did other recordings while on the road. JaCkY Boi left the band and was then replaced with another bassist named IT.
(The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13′ 2001 era with IT, Wednesday 13, Ikky and Scabs)
By 2002 Wednesday 13 announced that he would be leaving to join a new project known as the Murderdolls.
After huge success of the Murderdolls Wednesday 13 decided in 2005 to release new recordings of classic The Frankenstein Drag Queen from Planet 13 material and a new track called Your Mother Sucks Cocks In Hell. This new record was called 6 Years, 6 Feet Under the Influence and all the instruments were done by Wednesday 13 himself. After the success of the Murderdolls there was a demand from new fans of Wednesday 13 to see and hear the classic The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. So in 2005 Wednesday13 brought the band back with Abby Normal and Sicko Zero and did select shows. The band continued with the dresses and wigs again until in 2005 they disbanded totally for his solo project.
The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 ‘2005 era (return of Abby Normal and Sicko Zero)
In 2006 they released a box set of records and rare tracks called Little Box of Horrors. Since that Wednesday 13 has worked on his many other projects.
October 2018 Wednesday 13 did his Halloween again in the UK but this time he split it up over the weekend. The Friday night they did Skeletons from beginning to end to celebrate the 10th anniversary. (also Roman proposed to his girlfriend Shelly D’ Inferno on stage)The Saturday night Wednesday 13 did a special Frankenstein Drag Queens Set with the current members of the band.
(The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 show in 2018 (Roman Surman, Troy Doebbler, Jack Tankersley, Kyle Castronovo, Wednesday 13))