The Strap-Ons

The Strap-Ons 1997-Present In Virginia Beach

Members

  • Brian idle edsel Diederich: Vocals
  • Billy England: Bass/Guitar
  • Joe Emmitt George: Guitar
  • Ruben Remulla: Drums
  • Chris Howe: Bass/Guitar
  • Katie Grottenthaler: Guitar
  • Msesippi McQuown: Bass
  • Stacey Denny: Bass
  • David Dennis: Bass
  • Dustin Hayes: Bass
  • Holly Womack: Bass
  • Dewitt Katherman: Bass/Guitar
  • Justin Miller: Bass
  • Jerry Henry: Bass
  • Chuck Miners: Bass
  • Kevin Cochran: Drums
  • Richard Jacobs: Drums
  • Jimmy Keeter: Drums
  • Jason Wisman: Drums
  • Melissa Caymol: Drums
  • Mike Presta: Drums
  • Barry Duke: Drums
  • Michael Blee: Drums
  • Joey Image: Drums
  • Jamie Lay: Drums

Adjunct Members

  • Bucky: Drums/Guitar
  • Abbey: Bass
  • John: Bass
  • Kenny "Skin" Andrews: Bass

The Strap-Ons (AKA The Strapons, AKA The Strap Ons, AKA The Stray Ponys) formed originally in 1996 as the pimps in Norfolk VA.

“I remember going over to Joe George’s house and he said he wanted to form a band and he already had the riff to 'My Dad Smokes Crack' and some other songs. Soon after the original lineup of Joe, Bill, myself, Chris and Ruben were playing gigs at local bars.

The band was being sued by Walt Disney Records who had a band on their roster who had trademarked the name The Pimps out from under us. There was a lot of tear jerking and fretting before we decided to take on the name The Strap-Ons." - idle edsel

The band did two US tours with former Misfits drummer Joey Image.

“Joey would tell us stories about when him and Glenn and Bobby would steal carpeting to pad up Bobby’s mom’s garage and how they would walk through subway tunnels to get to Manhattan because they couldn’t afford subway tokens.

We put out The Stray Ponys EP and finally had a band name our parents couldn’t shame us with.” - idle edsel

Studio albums
Geeking Dream (Long Beach Records, 1998)
$4 Whore (Naked Jain Records, 2003)
Dirty People (Zurich Chainsaw Massacre Records Switzerland, 2003)
Punk On Punk Crime (Valiant Death, 2004)
Covered Ass (Digitone Records, 2005)
Covered Ass II (Digitone Records, 2007)

Live albums
Live Sex Loud at Kimos (Valiant Death, 2003)

Singles/EPs
The Pimps Geeking Dream (CNF Records, 1998)
The Pimps My Dad Smokes Crack 7" EP (Incubator Records, 1999)
The Pimps Wicca Chicca 7" EP (Rapid Pulse Records, 1999 )
Pimps R.I.P. 7" EP (Rapid Pulse Records, 2000)
The Ballbusters Split 7" EP (Glam Records, 2001)
The Stations Split 7" EP (Center of The World Records, 2001)
A Collection Of Great Dance Tunes Vol 3 10" EP (Heavy Drinking Productions Sweden, 2002)
Rip It Apart 4-way Split 7" EP (Valiant Death Records, 2005)
Electric Frankenstein And Friends 7" EP (No Balls Records Germany, 2005)
Rickshaw Split 7" EP (Bootleg Booze Records Sweden, 2002)
The Stray Pony's (Idle Edsel Records, 2011)

Compilations
The Pimps Better Than A Shot In The Arm Vol 4 (DEK Records, 1999)
The Pimps Underground Sampler Vol 4 (Loco Diablo Records, 1999)
The Pimps Revenge of Old Bob (Plinko Records, 2000)
The Pimps Tree Huggers (Element 23 Records 2000)
The Pimps From All Sides (Center Of The World Records 2000)
A Collection Of Great Dance Tunes Vol 1 7” EP (Heavy Drinking Productions Sweden, 2001)
International Punk Rock Box Set (Meathead Records Canada, 2001)
Life’s A Gas! A Tribute To Joey Ramone (Amp Records Canada, 2001)
Sonic Imbalance (Garage Tapes, 2001)
Gearin’ Up To Get Down! Vol 2 (Rebel Records, 2001)
Redefine Rock Stars Vol 3 (3:16 Productions, 2001)
Scene Killer 3 (Outsider Records Long Beach CA, 2002)
Redefine The Rock Star Vol 4 (3:16 Productions, 2002)
Summer Sampler (RUT Records, 2002)
Full Speed Ahead (Mordos Music UK, 2002)
Three And A Half Vol 3 (Three and a Half Ounces Zine, 2002)
Now That’s Now What I Call Music A Skate Rock Compilation (Naked Jain Records, 2002)
We Don’t Need Society DRI Tribute (Malt Soda Records, 2002)
Fistful of Rocknroll Vol 10 (Devil Doll Records, 2003)
Pilate Records Vol 1 (Pilate Records, 2003)
GLAMARAMA #1 (Rue 442 Records Italy, 2003)
From The Underground Vol 3 (RUT Records, 2003)
Hard Rock (KIDAMOS Records, 2004)
Hahk Vol 3 Rocknroll Circus (The Hahk Records Russia, 2004)
Underground Sampler Vol 10 (Loco Diablo Records, 2005)
Self Rising Vol 2 (FlapJack Productions, 2005)
Joey Image - Hell Bent for Horror Business (Anarchy Music, 2005)
Digitone Records Promo Compilation (Digitone Records, 2005)
Put Some Pussy In Your Punk!!! Vol 2 (On The Rag Records, 2005)
Punk Is Everywhere Part 3 (Volxdroge Records Germany)
Various - A No Balls Records Tribute To Kiss (No Balls Records Germany, 2008)

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