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The Confederate Crusader

The Confederate Crusader (1996 – 1998)

The Confederate Crusader  was created  by the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 band.  The Confederate Crusader was Jeff Clayton from Antiseen who would do random shows during the mid 90’s with the band.  He was on the early recording of 197666 from the first record The Late, Late, Late Show.

The Confederate Crusader would be dressed in a redneck outfit and have the confederate flag over his face like a mask. He would play the role on stage being the father of Frankenstein Drag Queens before jamming into the 197666 song.

Jeff when singing for the band Antiseen was known for slicing his head open with barb wire on stage including a barb wired bat (before The Walking Dead Series)

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Rat Bastard

Rat Bastard (1994 /1996)

Found on some earlier demos of Maniac Spider Trash is that Eddie Ford played drums for the band before Sicko Zero.

Rat Bastard (aka Crazy Eddie Ford) replaced Seaweed on bass for the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 late 1996.  Eddie and Wednesday 13 went to high school together and were good friends. Not much more is known of Rat Bastard except that he jumped on bass and did a number of live shows before himself and Sicko Zero called it quits and it ended the band for that time.

(Rat Bastard and Sicko Zero in late 1996)

(Sicko Zero, Rat Bastard and Wednesday 13 late 1996)

Ikky

Ikky (2000 – 2002 / 2004)

Ikky joined the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 in 2000 as something new for the sound of the band as he was a keyboardist. Ikky also had the ability to play guitar so they used him also as a addition for that. When he was brought into the band,  Sicko Zero was uncomfortable with this and he soon left for the band for the second time.

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(Ikky)

Ikky during his time in the band was part of the Viva Las Violence recording with Scabs, Wednesday 13  and Seaweed. Much like the other members of the band when they disband after the tour in 2002 Ikky was done with the band.

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Ikky on the far left

(Ikky live during the Viva shows)

Ikky was best known in the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13  as the one member that kept the wig during that era and he was scary as hell looking as he represented a old doll .

Ikky was asked to join Wednesday 13 again in 2004 when the Murderdolls stopped and took a break and he need a guitar player for his first solo venture called Graveyard A Go-Go with other members of a band called Death Becomes You.  But it was not long before Ikky got replaced by a guitarist named Matt Montgomery.

 

 

 

 

 

Scabs

Scabs (1997  / 2001-2002)

Scabs real name is David Hughes, he joined the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 after the band reformed the first time in 1997. At this time he did not stay long in the band about 2 weeks along with guitarist Creepy.

Scabs returned in the band in 2001 and was part of the recording of Viva Las Violence as he replaced Sicko Zero. This was around the time  the band still wore make-up during this period, they removed their wigs. He finished the tour with the band but was no longer part the band after disbanded in 2002.

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Scabs on the far right

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Scabs on the far right

(Wednesday 13 and Scabs on drums)

In the spring of 2016 Scabs passed away from complications of high blood pressure.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13 (197666 – Present)

Born on August 12th in 1976(66) under the name of Joseph Poole in Lexington, North Carolina  Wednesday 13 came to be. Taking the stage name from the daughter of the Addam’s Family and 13 from the address number of The Munsters and using his influences for music, horror movies, pop culture, G.I Joe, He-Man and anything dark and campy the man came to be.

In 1992 Wednesday 13 (he still used his real name at this point) he played guitar in the band Mizery, which later became Psycho Opera and which featured guitarist Abby Normal, drummer Jeff Washam, bassist Michael Patrick, and lead vocalist Todd Cage. Wednesday 13  left the band to form Maniac Spider Trash as lead vocalist, alongside Abby Normal and Michael Patrick joined by Sicko Zero on drums.

 

Maniac Spider Trash played local bars and the underground scene from 1992 till 1996. At first the band looked like your average high school band but as the music progressed the band started to take on an odd ball look of goth meets cat in the hat. The band recorded an EP called Dumpster Mummies and a full length record called Murder Happy Fairytales until the band disbanded.

(Wednesday 13 during the Maniac Spider Trash era)

In 1995 Wednesday 13 joined as a guitarist to the band Silly Scream. In the Early 90s (around 95) Rayen fronted the punk band named Silly Scream. The band went through a few members and even released a CD but this is when Rayen first met Wednesday 13 as he joined as a guitarist to the band before Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. This was also around the time Wednesday started to use the stage name Wednesday 13.

In 1996 Wednesday 13 took his image a bit higher when he created his next band called Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. This band included Maniac Spider Trash’s drummer, Sicko Zero. On bass we introduced a new member named Seaweed. The band dressed up as drag queens in flowing dresses, wigs and crazy ass make-up.  He wrote songs that were surrounded around murder, horror films, pop culture and just damn dark straight satire.

(Wednesday 13 during 1996 with FDQ)

While in the band he went through multiple members changes, even some back and forth and released a large collection of records. The Late, Late, Late Show (1996), Night of the Living Drag Queens (1998), Songs from the Recently Deceased (2000), Viva Las Violence (2001) and a couple of  after collections like 6 Years, 6 Feet Under the Influence (2004) and Little Box of Horrors  (2006). The stage presence of the band was normally dark, weird and a tad creepy. From the early stages of the live sets with chickens, dolls and Halloween decorations playing in small underground venues. The horror punk band would be jumping all over the stage during their presence.

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(Wednesday 13 during Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 era of 96 – 2001)

The band officially broke up in 2001 – 2002 when he decided to calls the project quits and joined The Rejects. But he did rejoin the band again 2006 and then called it quits again in 2007.

In 2001 Wednesday 13 got asked to join as a bassist to a  new band called The Rejects. He changed his name at the time to Wednesday 6. Created by guitarists Tripp Eisen and Joey Jordison at the time singer Dizzy  Draztik (who introduced Joey to Wednesday 13 and Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 music).  Dizzy Draztik left the band because of personal issues Wednesday 6 changed his name back to Wednesday 13 and  stepped into the vocals role and was found as the new driving force behind the band.

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The Rejects changed their name to the Murderdolls at this time. The band stayed within the goth image with a touch of old school Motley Crue and they released their first EP in 2002 called Right to Remain Violent which was consistent of three redone old Frankenstein Drag Queen from Planet 13 songs.

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Not long after the band members got settled did they release their first full length record Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls (which also was mostly redone Frankenstein Drag Queen from Planet 13 songs with one Maniac Spider Trash song). The record was a big success and the band started to play in big metal shows like Big Day Out and toured the world. After the release of EP single of a remake of Billy Idols White Wedding in 2004 the band called it quits (but did not break up).

(Wednesday 13 during Murderdolls era 2002 – 2004)

2004 Wednesday 13 decided to do another kick at the can with the Frankenstein Drags and released a greatest hits called 6 Years, Feet Under the Influence. He figured with the success of the Murderdolls and getting his name out now was the time to do some limited shows and present some of the old school music. To support the shows he dressed back up in dragged, Abby Normal on bass and Sick Zero on drums.

(Wednesday 13 Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 2004 era)

In 2004 Wednesday 13 decided to do some solo shows called Graveyard A Go-Go which he used members of a band called Death Becomes Her for support. This was not to turn out to be anything big but what happened was he liked the idea and created a more dedicated band for support which included past Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 guitarist Ikky and started to tour again under the name Wednesday 13.

(Graveyard A Go-Go with Death Becomes You era 2004)

(Wednesday 13 with wife at the time Roxanne)

In 2005 Wednesday 13 released his first solo record called Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead. He stayed true to his horror themes and was a cross between Alice Cooper and his old group Murderdolls. He created a new supporting band for the record and the tour including opening for Alice Cooper himself and playing Donington.

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(Wednesday 13  2005  91210 era)

Also in 2005 after finishing his first solo tour Wednesday 13 created a second group called Bourbon Crow. Unlike his past projects he joined former Wednesday 13 bassist/former Lunatic Candy Creep  front man Rayen Belchere (Kid Kid) under the alias of Jessie Crow. Wednesday 13 during this project changed his alias to Buck Bourbon and the music for the band was a total step away from the norm for them as it was old country.

(Bourbon Crow , Rayen Belchere (Kid Kid) and Wednesday 13)

In 2006 he released his second solo record called Fang Bang and toured for that record with past Murderdolls member Eric Griffin.

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(Wednesday 13 during the Fang Bang era)

 Also in 2006 Bourbon Crow released their first record called Highway to Hangovers.

(Wednesday 13 as Buck Bourbon for Bourbon Crow)

2008 Wednesday 13 went back to his solo product and released his third record Skeletons along with a side EP called Bloodwork. The tour and record was a success so he released a live DVD and live CD to match it called Fuck it , We’ll Do it Live.

(Wednesday 13 during Skeletons era)

In 2009 Bourbon Crow recorded their second record called Long Way to the Bottom. 

Wednesday 13 decided around this time to start yet another product but pulling away from the horror themes and the backwoods country and more to his influence roots of glam rock. He got together with Todd Youth and created a new group called Gunfire 76. He cut his hair and went more for the 80s rock feel with power anthems and ballads feel. They recorded their first record called Casualties & Tragedies and toured lightly for it.

(Wednesday 13 during the Gunfire ‘ 76 era)

2010 Joey Jordison and Wednesday 13 started talks again about bringing Murderdolls back. They started to write and record a much darker record and with all new material. They also decided not to reunite with any of the past members for this round. Women and Children Last was the name of the record and toured lightly also for this record and in 2011 Wednesday 13 announced the band was officially done.

(Wednesday 13 during the return of the Murderdolls era)

Wednesday 13 decided to start to focus back to his solo stuff after the success of the first three records. In 2011 he released Calling All Corpses and rebuilt his band. They toured for this record and it had more of campy fun sound this round.

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In 2012 Wednesday 13 released a EP called Spook & Destroy which included two new songs and some remastered  old tracks.

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(Wednesday 13 Calling All Corpses era)

(Wednesday 13 with daughter Zoie)

Wednesday 13 took his band and went right back into the studio and recorded his fifth record called The Dixie Dead in 2013. The record had more of out back hilly billy horror feel and he toured once again in support of the music.

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(Wednesday 13 Dixie Dead era)

(Zoie and Wednesday 13)

In 2014 Wednesday 13 did something a little different and decided to release a unplugged record of old stuff. He called the record Undead Unplugged and with the music there was one new track. This also included some tracks that were found on Spook & Destroy EP.

(Wednesday 13 during Undead Unplugged era 2014)

2015 Bourbon Crow decided to do something a little different as they lost their label so Buck Bourbon and Jessie Crow announced a kickstarter fund to make the third record Off the Wagon on the Rocks.

At the same time of this Wednesday 13 in 2015 he wrote and recorded his darkest and one of his heaviest records called Monsters of the Universe: Come on Out and Plague.

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This record was well reviewed and it was seen as a possible more mature record compared to his past stuff but it still did have a horror theme too it. He toured heavy to support this record and did a number of branched off shows for this. He started to focus more on the show theatrics much like his idols. He would dress in a robe with black make up and have laser lights on the palms of his hands, he had a voice overlay on the vocals at the show so his voice would echo and this was the first tour with the black goat/devil mask and the backwards man mask.

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(Wednesday 13 Monster of the Universe era)

In 2016 he started to record his follow up to Monsters of the Universe called Condolences. He felt the title was fitting as a lot of his rock idols died that year. In 2017 they released the record and started to do rock videos again to support the very dark record. Wednesday 13 felt this was his darkest record to date when it came to lyrics and heaviest when it came to music.

Wednesday 13 started the tour off with a bang with a club show first then headed back to the Download Festival to launch and support the new CD.  The show had pyros and he played some of the new material live. From there they started a tour to support the record through the UK first then into the rest of North America. The theatrics continued as he upped his game with it. He introduced a white devils mask this time along with the bible and continued the backwards man.

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(Wednesday 13 in 2018)

In 2018 he continued to support Condolences across the world. August 2018 due to the death of past drummer Ben Graves, W13, Acey Slade and Eric Griffin did a one night partial Murderdolls reunion in honor of Ben. The show was just about the music as you can sense the personal vibe on the members playing.

(Wednesday 13 live Bloodstock 2018)

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 (not in order of the CD) 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 which the current members dressed in drag to honor the classics. This included a crazy show with large scissors, a blow up man sex doll (Nigel), a headless Donald Trump (screw driver to the head) and of course the classic Rambo gun.

(Wednesday 13 Ozzfest 2018)

(Wednesday 13 Halloween 2018)

 

(Wednesday 13 during the FDQFP13 show October 2018)

Continuing the consent touring of Condolences they did an another round of dates. Wednesday 13 changed the show up again with songs and theatrics. He dressed as a witch from the Wizard of Oz, the white devil mask, black goat devil mask and the backwards man again.

Beginning of 2019 he started to tour again with the band but this time joined as a opener with Cradle of Filth. (with side opener Raven Black). His set list was dropped to  a smaller one as they toured North America again as a opening band. They played tunes with this set list which were darker and dropped I Love to Say Fuck and Bad Things from the set list.  Wednesday 13 did more masks and make up in on this tour which included the hook hand, some glow in the dark body make up, the eye patch and the backwards man.  During this tour they also started to play one new song called Zodiac that will appear on the soon to come record Necrophaze called Zodiac.

(Wednesday 13 2019 showing off the eye patch)

 

(Wednesday 13 new haircut in 2019 to support Cradle of Filth (done recording of Necrophaze)

(Wednesday 13 in early 2019 supporting Cradle of Filth)

After the Cradle of Filth tour mid 2019 Wednesday 13 got added to the Static X / Devildriver/ Dope tour dedicated to Wayne Static. Along with Raven Black (who opened for them on the Cradle of Filth tour) that tour North America, UK and Australia. Summer of 2019 Wednesday 13 joined Devildriver, Raven Black and Dope to celebrate the life of Wayne Static and the new Static X on tour. This included yes a shorter set list again as he was second stage after Raven Black but he started to use even more glow stage make up for effects.

In the late summer of 2019 Wednesday 13 released the first single Decomposed as a sample of what was to come with Necrophaze. Two weeks later a video trailer came out for Zodiac. Which is a 2 min clip of Wednesday 13 posing as the new villain.

In August 2019 Wednesday 13 release the 3rd sample of the new record called Bring Your Own Blood. In September on Friday the 13th he released the title track Nekrophaze.

(Wednesday 13 band in 2019)

Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 – 6 Years, 6 Feet Under the Influence (2004)

6 Years, 6 Feet Under the Influence is the first compilation album by Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 . It was released in 2004 after the success of the Murderdolls. Wednesday 13 did most of the record himself including all the instruments except for drums he hired a drummer named Ghastly.

The record was not seen as a greatest hits as it contained five new tracks and four specially recorded interludes. But it was treated as something for new fans of Wednesday 13 to get some of the hard find Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 material. He did rejoin the band to support the new stuff for the new fans which included select shows and Abby Normal and Sicko Zero were invited back into the band for the live stuff. The band continued with the dresses and wigs again until in 2005 they disbanded totally for his solo project.

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Track List

1 Too Dead to Die (new)
2 Evil Is Good
3 Rambo
4 Good Mourning Dolly (new)
5 We Have to Kill You Now
6 Nightbreed (new)
7 Transmission DEAD (new)
8 Scary Song
9 Rocketship Oddity 13
10 Kung Fu You
11 Darkside of the Tomb (new)
12 I Wanna Rot (new)
13  Chop Off My Hand (new)
14 The Wolfman Stole My Baby
15 Planet of the Apes
16 The Witch Is Dead
17 Death Theme Thirteen (new)
18 Your Mother Sucks Cocks In Hell  (new)

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar, Bass

Ghastly – Drums

Abby Normal – Bass Live

Sicko Zero – Drums Live

Personal View – This record is missing the rawness of the original records so if you’re looking to listen to the classic stuff dig up the older stuff. But this record does have a lot of new material for its time and that alone is worth the CD. Chop Off My Hand is directed to Evil Dead 2 and Your Mother Sucks Cocks In Hell  is directed the famous quote from The Exorcist film. The song Nightbreed is also tied to the classic horror film of the same title and turned out to be a new track in their set list during the select shows.

 

Seaweed

Seaweed (1996 / 1997-2001 )

Seaweed replaced Abby Normal near the beginning of the creation of The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. Many believe that he is one of the original members but some argue that. Wednesday 13 asked Seaweed to be the bassist of the band in 1996 and they recorded their first record called The Late, Late, Late Show. Towards the end of the supporting shows in late 1996 Wednesday 13 fired Seaweed to be replaced by a new player named Rat Bastard. Which not long after the band disbanded.

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In 1997 Wednesday 13 reunited the band and Seaweed once again was asked to be part of it. the band became a quartet this round and they recorded their second record called Night of the Living Drag Queens. At the end of the tour the band became a trio again but Seaweed was still part of this.

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In 1999 the trio went into the studio and recorded their third album, Songs From the Recently Deceased. This was, in comparison to their previous recordings, a far more horror-themed album. The record and tour was a underground success which then led to adding a keyboardist and new guitar player to create the fourth record Viva Las Violence in 2001.

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(Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 (Seaweed on the far right))

In support of the album, the band played many shows, and recorded some songs which would later appear on a Greatest Hits compilation. The band played their last show in Georgia during early 2002 and were disbanded by leader Wednesday 13.

Seaweed never rejoined the group again after this 2002 disband but will never be forgotten as loud screaming bass player and green wig or hair.

Seaweed joined Sicko Zero with Abby Normal to form the Graveyard Boulevard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sicko Zero

Sicko Zero (1992-1996 / 1996 / 1997-2000 / 2005-2006)

Born as Doug McCollum, much like the other members, the drummer Sicko Zero came from North Carolina. He joined Wednesday 13’s band Maniac Spider Trash in 1992 replacing a drummer named Eddie Ford. He was in the band for both their records Dumpster Mummies and Murder Happy Fairytales and did all the shows in that band.

(Sicko Zero during Maniac Spider Trash era)

When the Maniac Spider Trash disbanded he left with Wednesday 13 and Abby Normal to start a new project called The Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13. In 1996 he did the first recording with the band on their first record called The Late, Late, Late Show and did a chunk of the shows until he left in late 1996 and the band ended.

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(In group photo Sicko Zero is in the red wig)

Wednesday 13 started the band again in 1997 but Sicko Zero was not invited until the end of 1997 when he rejoined the band after R.S. Saidso  quit. Sicko Zero recorded the second record Night of the Living Drag Queens in 1998 and that did that tour.

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In 2000 Sicko Zero was also involved in the third record Songs From the Recently Deceased and did the support of that tour until keyboardist Ikky joined and he disliked this change and left the band yet again.

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(Sicko Zero on the far left (era without wigs))

In 2005 after Wednesday 13 released a greatest hits package of  re-recorded songs of The Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 called 6 Years, 6 Feet Under the Influence the year before he decide reunite the band yet again. He recruited Sicko Zero and Abby Normal again to be part of it and did some select shows to support it. In 2006 the band also released a box set called Little Box of Horrors.

(Sicko Zero during 204-2005 era)

Sicko Zero later on joined The Graveyard Boulevard with Abby Normal and Seaweed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 – Night of the Living Drag Queen (1998)

The second release of The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 was called Night of the Living Drag Queens. Drummer Sicko Zero rejoined the group for the recording of this record even after he was fired during the support tour of The Late, Late, Late Show. Much like the previous record this was available on mail order and at shows . This was also the first record with the band now having four members as Sydney joined the band on the last tour as a second guitar player. Much like the last record the writing was surrounded with songs about evil, death, sex, cross dressers and of course B move pop culture.

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Track List

1 Mr.Motherfucker
2 Twist My Sister
3 Let’s Go to War
4 Die My Bride
5 Screwdriver
6 Scary Song
7 Rambo
8 I Love Me
9 Full Metal Jackoff
10 Crossdressing G.D.S.O.B.
11 I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend
12 STD’s
13 Motel Killafornia
14 She’s a Man
15 Foot In Mouth
16 Going to Hell

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals and Guitar

Seaweed – Bass

Sydney – Guitar

Sicko Zero – Drums

Personal View – This is by far the strongest of all The Frankenstein Drag Queen records.  There is not a bad song on this record and a lot of the still classics are on this record including many that were used and re-recorded later by the Murderdolls. Examples of this are Twist My Sister, Let’s Go to War and Die My Bride.

Some of the other songs on this record are still being played by Wednesday 13 randomly live like Rambo , Scary Song and Mr.Motherfucker. Most of the songs on this record were played live during the days of The Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 as they were just that good and when you add the layers of comical audio samples at, the beginning of some of these tunes it adds even more substance. Night of the Living Drag Queens is a screaming classic record period.