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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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Katie Scabs

Katie Scabs (2002)

Katie Scabs replaced Racci Shay in the band The Rejects in 2002. Katie Scabs did not do too many shows with the band as Dizzy left the group and Wednesday 6 changed his name back to Wednesday 13 , took on the vocals and they changed the name of the band to the Murderdolls.

Katie Scabs on drums in 2002 for The Rejects.

The Rejects Joey, Katie, Dizzy, Wednesday 6 and Tripp

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.

 

Dizzy Draztik

Dizzy Draztik (1999-2002)

Dizzy Draztik was the singer of a band called the Rejects back in 1994 with Joey Jordison . The band broke up due to the creation of Slipknot but by 1999 Joey resurrected the band with Dizzy.

Joey introduced Dizzy to the music of the Frankenstein Drag Queens of Planet 13 and they tried to drag Wednesday 13 into the band a few times. It was not until 2001 that Wednesday 13 joined Dizzy in The Rejects as a bassist. Not long after Dizzy left the band to take of his mother and Wednesday 13 moved into the vocalist spot and changed the name of the band to the Murderdolls. Dizzy then started a new band called Bomb Pop Mafia. 

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

Dizzy during The Rejects era of 2001

Wednesday 13 and Dizzy Draztik

The Rejects during Wednesday 6 (13) and Dizzy

Wednesday 6, Katie Scabs and Dizzy live in 2002

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. 

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.

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

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, Dizzy Draztik, Ian Wiseman, Racci  Shay and Tripp Eisen 2001 

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

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

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

 

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

Racci Shay

Racci Shay (1999 -2002 /2008-2010 )

Racci Shay played in the band The Rejects with Joey Jordison and Tripp Eisen. When the band gained Wednesday 13 finally as the vocalist and they changed the name to Murderdolls . In 2002 The Rejects released a mix of recordings called Strung Out, Pissed Off and Ready to Die.  Racci was replaced by Katie Scabs.

Racci Shay played with the band Dope till 2005 when he quit and decided to join back with Wednesday 13 and his solo project to replace Ghastly for the Fang Bang tour. He worked on both the Bloodwork EP and the Skeletons record in 2008.

In 2010 he joined Wednesday 13 and Joey Jordison again as pat of the Murderdolls for the tour band alongside guitarist Roman Surman and guitarist Jack Tankersley to support Women and Children Last.

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Racci Shay during Fang Bang era

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Racci Shay Murderdolls and Wednesday 13 tour

 

 

Tripp Eisen

Tripp Eisen (1999-2002)

Tripp Eisen met Joey Jordison when Slipknot and Dope were on tour together in 1999. In 2000 both of them decide to do a side project which they used their musical tastes together and created a band know as The Rejects with Dizzy Draztik on vocals, Joey on guitar , Racci Shay at the time on drums and Wednesday 13 on bass.

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

Dizzy left the band for personal reasons and Wednesday 13 flipped to vocals. Soon after, the decision was made to move Wednesday 13 into the frontman position. The recording of the album was moved into high gear. Wednesday 13 brought several of his own songs with him. Then, after the album was finished, the line-up was completed by Eric Griffin on bass and Ben Graves on drums.

Tripp became involved with Static X at this time but was involved in both recordings of Right to Remain Violent and Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls.

Tripp appeared in the band’s debut video, Dead in Hollywood. Eisen ultimately parted ways with the band due to Static-X’s recording schedule so he could fully contribute to the band’s third album, Shadow Zone. He was replaced with guitarist Acey Slade.

While a member of Static-X, Eisen was arrested in 2005 on a felony charge in California  for having sexual intercourse with an underage girl.

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Tripp Eisen during the Murderdolls (in the middle)

Tripp is on the right at the end

 

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 and anything dark and campy the man came to be.

In 1992 Wednesday 13 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.

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 guitarist and drummer, Abby Normal and Sicko Zero. 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. 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.

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.

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. 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).

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.

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.

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  frontman Rayen Belchere 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.

In 2006 he released his second solo record called Fang Bang and toured for that record. Also in 2006 Bourbon Crow released their first record called Highway to Hangovers.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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 wrote and recorded his darkest and one of his heaviest records called Monsters of the Universe: Come on Out and Plague. 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.

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.

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.

Wednesday 13 during the Maniac Spider Trash era

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

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Wednesday 13 during Murderdolls era 2002 – 2004

Wednesday 13 Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 2004 era

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Wednesday 13 with wife at the time Roxanne

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Wednesday 13  2005  91210 era

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Wednesday 13 during Fang Bang/Skeletons era

Wednesday 13 as Buck Bourbon for Bourbon Crow

Wednesday 13 during the Gunfire ‘ 76 era

Wednesday 13 during the return of the Murderdolls era

 

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Wednesday 13 Calling All Corpses era

Wednesday 13 with daughter Zoie

 

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Wednesday 13 Dixie Dead era

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Wednesday 13 during Undead Unplugged era 2014

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Wednesday 13 Monster of the Universe era

Wednesday 13 Condolences era

 

 

 

 

Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison (2002-2004 / 2010-2011)

In 2001 while on Slipknot was on the Ozzfest tour Joey Jordison met Tripp Eisen from Static X and they started a conversation of doing a side project. 2002 the band was created and called The Rejects but they went through a name change called Murderdolls and they recruited Wednesday 13 originally to play bass from the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13.  After the vocalist Dizzy left the band for personal reasons Wednesday 13 took over the mic and they started to re-record old Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 and Maniac Spider Trash songs.

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

Joey in this band did not sit behind the drumkit like his other band Slipknot but instead played guitar.  The band once settled with members along such as Wednesday 13 (vocals), Tripp Eisen  (guitar), Eric Griffon (bass) and drummer at the time Ben Graves the band recorded their first EP called Right to Remain Violent in 2002.

Not long after that record they decided to do a full length record and released Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls. Which like the record before was made up of past Wednesday 13 songs which were re-recorded. The record was a big success and with the help of their imagery of looking like a cross between old Motley Crue meets Marilyn Manson they gained a huge fan base. Even in 2002 they made an appearance on a episode of Dawson Creek.

In 2004 the band played their finally show with this line up as Joey wanted to focus back to Slipknot. The band did not split up but it was seen as a break for Joey and Wednesday 13.

In 2010 Joey and Wednesday 13 revisited the Murderdolls  working together again and they recorded  Women and Children Last. They did not reunite the past members of the band ,  instead recruited guitarist Roman Surman for the record and tour. After a few touring in support of the record Wednesday 13 announced that the Murderdolls have split up. The reasoning between Joey and Wednesday 13 was disclosed.

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Joey Jordison 2002-2004 era

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Murderdolls 2010 era