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The Rejects – Strung Out, Pissed Off and Ready to Die (2014)

Recorded possibly in 2000 / 2001 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 (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

 

 

Wednesday 13- Re-Animated (2011)

After the success of Skeletons and the tour Wednesday 13 thought he would treat the fans with mixes of songs from that record. The cover of the record is the same as Skeletons except is a green tinged to it.

The money from this record and the Murderdoll tour of Women and Children Last in 2011 went to the Red Cross to support the people of Japan after the 8.9 earthquake.

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Track List

1 Scream Baby Scream
2 Gimme Gimme Bloodshed
3 No Rabbit In The Hat
4 Put Your Death Mask On
5 All American Massacre

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar

Nate Manor – Bass

Racci Shay – Drums

Jamie Hoover – Guitar

Personal View – I’m personally like songs the way they were intended on Skeletons. I like my metal as metal and I have never been a re-mix fan of any band.  But it is a nice keep sake in the collection.

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. was released late August 2010. 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.  The length of record is long which is great as there really is not a bad song on it.

 

 

Wednesday 13- Bloodwork (2008)

Bloodwork was meant to be preceded by one month by the Skeletons record. The initial release of this EP was a complete accident, which involved the file uploading client used by the band. Someone sent iTunes a file containing the Bloodwork EP mp3s instead of the full-length Skeletons album.  Instead of having the tracks removed, Bloodwork remained fully downloadable, however Skeletons iTunes release was delayed until mid-May. The band struggled to come to a conclusion as to whether the EP would receive a CD release or if it would stay download only for the time being.

When asked about the re-recording of  I Love to Say Fuck Wednesday 13 stated that many fans could not find this track, so he recorded it to make it once again easily available to the masses.

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Track List

1 B-Movie Babylon
2 Return of the Living Dead
3 Runnin’ Down a Dream (Tom Petty cover)
4 I Love to Say Fuck (2007 re-recording)
5 My Demise B.C.
6 Skeletons A.D.

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar

Nate “H8” Manor – Bass

Racci Shay – Drums

Jamie Hoover – Guitar, Piano

Personal View – Not the strongest of the Wednesday 13 recordings as how many times do you need to have the song I Love to Say Fuck. The strongest of the record is the Tom Petty remake of Runnin’ Down a Dream, his version is very heavy and almost punk. B-Movie Babylon is not a favorite of my but Return of the Living Dead is catchy enough that it would be a cool live tune.  the last bunch of tunes of the record are just remixes of the classics from Skeletons.

 

 

Wednesday 13 – Skeletons (2008)

Wednesday 13 hit the studio again in 2008 to work on his third solo record called Skeletons. It was a heavier and darker tone than previous efforts from him. An EP called Bloodwork was to be released before it both arrived at the same time. Skeletons was heavier as a whole songs like Put Your Death Mask on, All American, Dead Carolina Massacre and Gimme Gimme Bloodshed showed the audience some of this.

Wednesday 13 took his band and built it from scratch again as Nate “H8” Manor joined as bass, past drummer Racci Shay returned so did Jamie Hoover on guitar (was bass before). During the tour Jamie Hoover was replaced by Jason Trioxin and Racci Shay was replaced with Johnny Chops.

The tour was a darker show and one of the shows was filmed and recorded for the Fuck it, We’ll do it Live DVD/CD combo.

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Track List

1 Scream Baby Scream
2 Not Another Teenage Anthem
3 Gimmie Gimmie Bloodshed
4 From Here To The Hearse
5 Put Your Death Mask On
6 Skeletons
7 My Demise
8 With Friends Like These…
9 No Rabbit In The Hat
10 All American Massacre
11 Dead Carolina

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar

Racci Shay – Drums

Nate “H8” Manor – Bass

Jamie Hoover – Guitar, Piano

Personal View – From the Rob Zombie like opening of Scream Baby Scream this record runs into some pretty heavy and dark paths.  The title track Skeletons runs much like a classic Alice Copper song and there is no holding back punches with tracks like Put Your Death Mask On, All American Massacre, Gimmie Gimmie Bloodshed and even No Rabbit In The Hat. Some of the material like Not Another Teenage Anthem and From Here To The Hearse have some Fang Bang influence but overall this record is a classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

(Murderdolls tour poster)

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.

(Murderdolls UK Poster)

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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