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The Rejects – Strung Out, Pissed Off and Ready to Die (2000)

Recorded possibly in 2000 The Rejects recorded their first record called Strung Out, Pissed Off and Ready to Die. Once again it is a CD full of what to be known Murderdoll songs. Yet gain much like the later release of Love Songs for People that Hate, the bass could be some Wednesday 6 and some Ian Wiseman.

Track List

1 People Hate Me
2 Everybody’s Everything
3 Refuse To Rot
4 She’s My Slut
5 Crash Crash
6 Either Way I’m Fucked
7 Everything About You Sucks (Except For Your Drugs)
8 You Suck
9 I Fell In Love With A Zombie
10 Makes Me Hate

Band Members

Wednesday 6 / Ian Wiseman – Bass
Racci Shay – Drums
Joey Jordison (Mr. Pathetic )– Guitar
Tripp Eisen – Guitar
Dizzy Reject – Vocals

Personal View

This record has some classic first like People Hate Me, Everybody’ s Everything (B movie Queen) , Refuse to Rot (Lets Go to War which is odd as it was released as FDQFP13 years before) and I Fell In Love With A Zombie (I’m in Love With a Teenage Zombie) . Much of this records you can hear the everything that the Murderdolls did that was not Frankenstein Drag Queen from Planet 13.  The more I dig and find such gems the more I respect the core and roots of Wednesday 13. Even though it is not Wednesday 13 on vocals this is a must have for hard core fans.  Classic record and was glad I tracked this one down.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rejects – Love Songs for People that Hate (2013)

It is believed that this record was recorded over 17 years before its actual release in 2013. Dizzy Draztik released Love Songs for People that Hate as a collection of The Rejects recordings. We do know that Dizzy Draztik, Joey Jordison, Katie Scabs (replaced Racci Shay) and Tripp Eisen were on all the recordings but which ones if any had Wednesday 13 on them would take some background searching as he was a bassist for a short time and became singer of the band in 2002. Which later on became the Murderdolls.But by credits it states its him on bass as Wednesday 6.

Track List

1. Make Me Hate
2. The Radio Song
3. Suffocate
4. Shez Gonna Go
5. Bastard Avenue
6. I Hate…
7. Punk On Junk
8. You Suck
9. Alice Is Dead
10. Mommyz In Rehab
11. Letz Fuck
12. I Used To Be In Love (Changed My Mind)
13. Put Out Or Get Out
14. Jokes On You
15. Nobody Special
16 .Shut Up And Fuck
17. Love Junk (I Don’t Want Your)

Band Members

Wednesday 6 – Bass
Katie Scabs – Drums
Joey Cocaine – Guitar
Tripp Eisen – Guitar
Dizzy Reject – Vocals

Personal View

Classic punk metal before the horror rock and the name change happened. Dizzy voice might take some time to get use to as he has the influence of Dead Kennedys and more head on punk bands.  Song and lyric wise though you can feel the energy and see where the Murderdolls came from and some of the songs are pre of Dress to Depress (Shez Gonna Go).  This record screams classic, maybe not Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 classic pure still classic. Typical punk with some tongue in cheek lyrics and some of the tunes are actually catchy like Alice Is DeadThe Radio Song and Put Out Or Get Out.   I Used To Be In Love (Changed My Mind) actually has some detailed guitar work for a punk band even.

 

The Rejects (1994 / 1999 – 2002)

The Rejects was created back in 1994 by Joey Jordison and Dizzy Dratik fronting the band. The band had a very underground punk feel at the time and non of the horror related themes. The band broke up when Joey decided to join Slipknot as a drummer.

The band went through members such as Corey Taylor (guitar) and Paul Grey (bass) but in 1999 Joey met up with Tripp Eisen and asked him if he was interested in a project that he was thinking of resurrecting. Tripp said yes and dragged along drummer from Dope Racci Shay (who was in the band earlier) and a  guy named Ian Wiseman on bass from Vampire Love Dolls.  Racci Shay did end up leaving the band and was replaced by Katie Scabs in 2002. 

(The Rejects Joey Jordison, Dizzy Draztik, Ian Wiseman, Racci  Shay and Tripp Eisen 2001 )

Joey also introduced Dizzy the music of the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 and they thought about possibly bringing Wednesday 13 in the band. But it was not until 2001 when they offered Wednesday 13 a position in the band as a bassist. Not long in the band Dizzy left the band as the front man for personal reasons (take care of his mother) and Wednesday 13 became the vocalist. Dizzy and Wednesday 13 (some say he was known as Wednesday 6 at this time) literally played one show together in early 2002. They changed the name of the band to Murderdolls and took on the horror theme and started to re-record old Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 songs in mid 2002.

(The Rejects Wednesday 6, Dizzy Draztik, Katie Scabs, Tripp Eisen, Joey Jordison)

(Dizzy on vocals and Wednesday 6  on bass in the back 2002)

In 2002 The Rejects released a mix of recordings called Strung Out, Pissed Off and Ready to Die.

(The Rejects in 2002 with Wednesday 6, Trip Eisen, Dizzy and Joey)

Dizzy released a CD called Love Songs for People that Hate in 2013 form The Rejects. Some of the recordings were recorded 17 years before the release.

The Rejects Joey Jordison (eyes covered due to Slipknot), Katie Scabs, Dizzy Draztik, Wednesday 6, Tripp Eisen

 

 

Murderdolls – Women and Children Last (2010)

In  2010 the Murderdolls regrouped under the power of Wednesday 13 and Joey Jordison. They announced a new record and released some of the material on their Facebook page. They did not regroup with any of the other old members and recruited touring guitarist Roman Surman, bassist Jack Tankersley  and drummer Racci Shay and later on Jason “Shakes West. Mick Mars from Motley Crue helped on the record also for Drug Me to Hell and  Blood-Stained Valentine Mock film trailers were released for four of the album’s nonsingle tracks:  Drug Me to HellSummertime SuicideDeath Valley Superstars, Chapel of Blood and the first single was My Dark Place Alone.

The record was called Women & Children Last as a pun to the classic Van Halen record. The image of the band was a lot darker and so was some of songs. The band went on the road to support the record. The second single from the record was Nowhere.

In 2013 Wednesday 13 announced the official end of the Murderdolls so this was the last record at this time.

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Track List

1 The World According to Revenge
2 Chapel of Blood
3 Bored ‘Til Death
4 Drug Me to Hell
5 Nowhere
6 Summertime Suicide
7 Death Valley Superstars
8 My Dark Place Alone
9 Blood Stained Valentine
10 Pieces of You
11 Homicide Drive
12 Rock N Roll is All I Got
13 Nothing’s Gonna Be Alright
14 Whatever You Got, I’m Against It
15 Hello, Goodbye, Die

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitars, Bass

Joey Jordison – Guitar, Drums, Bass

Personal View – Personally was very excited for this record when it was announced but the record itself is hit and miss. Some of the record is very dark and heavy like My Dark Place Alone, Chapel of Blood, Death Valley Superstar and Bored ‘ Til Death which are great songs and fit the theme. But some of the songs sit out and stick out as they seem not to fit the record like Nowhere, Nothing’s Gonna Be Alright  and Summertime Suicide. Not that they are bad songs but they do not seem to fit the recipe of this record but maybe something from Gunfire 76.

 

 

Murderdolls – Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls (2002)

After releasing the teaser of Right to Remain Violent the Murderdolls decided it was time  to unleash all they had in their collection of Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 , The Rejects and Maniac Spider Trash playlist. During the writing and re-recording process Wednesday 13 took one track called Hooray for Horrorwood to create the new track Dead in Hollywood. Also the track Motherfucker from Maniac Spider Trash became Motherfucker, I Don’t Care. A few others came from the Rejects days just prior.

Some of the material on this records was also some unreleased demos from Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 so seeing the Murderdolls doing this was fresh for the fans. The band finalized its line-up for to support this  record as not long after Tripp Eisen left the band and was replaced by Acey Slade.

The record went to number 40 in the UK and they played some pretty big shows to support this record. The first single was Dead in Hollywood, second single was Love at First Fright and the third single was the Billy Idol remake of White Wedding.

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Track List

1 Slit My Wrist
2 Twist My Sister
3 Dead in Hollywood
4 Love at First Fright
5 People Hate Me
6 She Was a Teenage Zombie
7 Die My Bride
8 Graverobbing U.S.A.
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10 Dawn of the Dead
11 Let’s Go to War
12 Dressed to Depress
13 Kill Miss America
14 B-Movie Scream Queen
15 Motherfucker, I Don’t Care
16 Crash Crash (bonus track)
17 Let’s Fuck (bonus track)
18 I Take Drugs (bonus track)
19 White Wedding (bonus track)
20 Welcome to the Strange (bonus track)
21 I Love to Say Fuck (bonus track)

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Bass

Joey Jordison – Drums, Guitar

Tripp Eisen – Guitar

Touring Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals

Joey Jordison – Guitar

Acey Slade – Guitar

Eric Griffon – Bass

Ben Graves – Drums

Personal View – This is the record that got me started in my Wednesday 13 frenzy. The recordings are clear and fresh and the sound has more of metal edge to it instead of the punk. The bonus tracks are hit and miss but that’s why they are bonus tracks. Overall there is not a bad song on this record but it would of been nice to have more audio samples in it.

 

Murderdolls – Right to Remain Violent (2002)

When the Murderdolls formed in 2002 after changing the name from the Rejects.  and finally settled on a members with Wednesday 13 fronting the band they  released a small EP  called Right to Remain Violent to promote their forthcoming album at the time Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls. The three tracks featured are the same as the versions on the full-length album which were all Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 songs at one point.

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Track List

1 Dead in Hollywood
2 Twist My Sister
3 Let’s Go to War

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals and Bass

Joey Jordison – Drums, Guitar

Tripp Eisen – Guitar

Personal View – This is the beginning of the new wave of Wednesday 13 . We have a clean and newer version of the classics which now have a less raw punk edge and more metal.

 

 

 

 

Murderdolls (2002-2004 / 2010-2011 / 2018)

Murderdolls (2002-2004 / 2010-2011)

The Murderdolls originally came from the idea of Joey Jordison when he was in a band known as The Rejects. The Rejects split up when Joey decides to the leave the band as his newer and more aggressive band Slipknot was signing a record deal. At some point in 1999 Joey decide to do another side project and bring The Rejects back. He met with past vocalist Dizzy Draztik, guitar player from Static X named Tripp Eisen, drummer from Dope Racci Shay, and some unknown bassist named Ian at that time.

Dizzy introduced Joey to the music of The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 and talked him into inviting front man Wednesday 13 in 2001 to be the new bassist. Not long after Dizzy left the band to take of personal matters with his mother and Wednesday 13 moved from bass to vocals for the band. At this time the band changed their name also to Murderdolls and took over where the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 left off. the image of band was a cross between Motley Crue (in the 83 era) meets Marilyn Manson.

The band started to play their music and started to create some new material with the same horror themes.  The first record was started to be done and it was made up mostly of old Wednesday 13 songs.

In 2002 after the record was done they brought in a new drummer Ben Graves and a bass player named Eric Griffon. The record was seen as a EP called Right to Remain Violent. Not long after they released a full length records called Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls.

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(Early Group Shots 2002 of Murderdolls when Tripp Eisen was in the band.)

Not long after the release of the record and some shows Tripp Eisen announced that he will be going to back to his old band Static X and was replaced with new guitarist Acey Slade. The band went on to do a very successful tour run in support of the record with bands like Iron Maiden and the Foo Fighters.

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In 2003 the band released an EP single for the Billy Idol remake of White Wedding. They kept touring successfully until the beginning of 2004 when Joey announced that he was going to work more on the Slipknot project but Wednesday 13 and Joey both said the band did not break up.

(Murderdolls during the Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls era with Acey Slade.)

After a long break in the band as Joey kept working with Slipknot and Wednesday 13 did a pile of solo records and other projects, in 2010 they both announced that they were going to work on a new record. The band was mostly new except for Joey and Wednesday but they brought back Racci Shay and Jason “”Shakes” West later on  drums and new members guitarist Roman Surman and bassist Jack Tankersley. The second record was called Women & Children Last and was a much darker CD.

Murderdolls 2010-2011 era (Roman, Jason, Joey, W13, Jack)

The band did some touring with Guns n’ Roses, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and Ozzfest in the UK. Before the band got into the North American side of the tour Joey decided to join Rob Zombie and deal with the death of past Slipknot member Paul Gray. In 2011 Wednesday 13 announced that the Murderdolls were split for good.

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Murderdolls 2010 era (W13/Joey)

In 2018 after the passing of Ben Ghoul Graves from his battle of cancer, they had a 1 show reunion of some members. Wednesday 13, Acey Slade and Eric Griffon got together and paid respect with a opening set list.

Murderdolls 1 night semi reunion for Ben the Ghoul Graves in 2018.

 

 

 

 

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