Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls

Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls

Infobox Album
Name = Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls
Type = studio
Artist = Murderdolls


Released = August 20, 2002
Recorded =
Genre = Horror punk
Length = 46:31
Label = Roadrunner Records
Producer = Matt Sepanic
Joey Jordison
Reviews =* Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:btfnzfo3eh3k link]
Last album = "Right to Remain Violent" (2002)
This album = "Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls"
(2002)
Next album =Extra album cover 2
Type = studio Upper caption = Alternate cover
Lower caption = Limited Edition Cover (2003)

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"Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls" is the debut album of rock band Murderdolls released in 2002. It was released on Roadrunner Records and reached #40 on the UK Albums Chart.

The original pressing of the album featured 16 tracks, with a later re-release containing additional bonus tracks.

Track listing

#"Slit My Wrist" – 3:50
#"Twist My Sister" – 2:06
#"Dead in Hollywood" – 2:30
#"Love at First Fright" – 3:07
#"People Hate Me" – 4:49
#"She Was a Teenage Zombie" – 3:02
#"Die My Bride" – 3:14
#"Graverobbing U.S.A" – 3:21
#"197666" – 2:19
#"Dawn of the Dead" – 3:43
#"Let's Go to War" – 3:23
#"Dressed to Depress" – 2:13
#"Kill Miss America" – 2:27
#"B-Movie Scream Queen" – 3:49
#"Motherfucker I Don't Care" – 2:55

Bonus tracks

On September 23 2003, Roadrunner Records issued a re-release of the "Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls" album. It featured six bonus tracks, including a single they had recently recorded, which was a cover of Billy Idol's "White Wedding".

#"Crash Crash" – 3:13
#"Let's Fuck" – 1:24
#"I Take Drugs" – 1:43
#"White Wedding" – 3:54
#"Welcome to the Strange" – 4:19
#"I Love to Say Fuck" – 4:29
#"Welcome to the Strange" (Japanese and American Special Edition) - 4:19

Enhanced DVD

Following the bonus track special edition, Roadrunner Records re-released the album, with an extra DVD feature as well as the bonus tracks. It was put in stores on October 21 2003, featuring four videos. The cover remained the same as the one which was released a month earlier.
#"I Love to Say Fuck" (Live) - DVD
#"Dead in Hollywood" - DVD
#"Love at First Fright" - DVD
#"White Wedding" - DVD

Credits

*Wednesday 13 – lead vocals
*Joey Jordison – backup vocals, guitar, drums, bass
*Tripp Eisen – guitar

Previously recorded versions

In total 12 of the tracks were previously recorded by Wednesday 13's band Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 and 1 from an earlier band Maniac Spider Trash, some of the lyrics were rearranged as well as song titles for the Murderdolls project (For example "Hooray For Horrorwood" was renamed "Dead In Hollywood"). Wednesday 13 did however write all of these tracks.

Miscellanea

*The album title is a reference to the Russ Meyer film *"Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"*.
*The track "Twist My Sister" pays homage to the glam metal band Twisted Sister.
*Joey Jordison played most of the guitar on the album while Tripp Eisen performed the leads. Jordison also played drums on the album while he and Wednesday shared bass duties.
*Ben Graves and Eric Griffin feature in the album art but joined the line-up after the album was recorded.
*Tripp Eisen later left the Murderdolls and was replaced by Acey Slade who was featured in the artwork for the re-released versions.
*Murderdolls performed two tracks, "197666" and "Dead In Hollywood", on the WB show, Dawson's Creek.


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