1)The Rejects (or just Rejects) were formed at Goldsmith’s College in South London in 1976 when Bruno Wizard recruited a young songwriter named Ian Kane to help express his disquiet with the modern world and disappointment with his heroes of the Sixties psuedo-revolution. The Rejects did their first gig at The Roxy in January 1977 supporting The Damned and The Vibrators. In the following five months, The Rejects played with Wire, Generation X (with a very young Billy Idol), The Jam, Eater, 999, and Sham 69 on multiple occasions. In the summer of 1977 Wizard recruited Jim Welton on bass for a new lineup of The Rejects. Included in this new lineup were David Dus on drums and occasional itinerant guitarists. David Dus was the drummer for Wayne County (later to become Jayne County) during their 1977 tour of the UK. Wizard set up auditions to find a permanent guitarist, and after a series of metaphysical mishaps, Anton Hayman was recruited. Wizard needed a new name for this next stage of his creative outpourings. The name ‘The Rejects’ was too deeply embedded in what Wizard regarded as “the new conformity of Punk.” Wizard changed the name to The Homosexuals.
2) A Des Moines, Iowa based horror punk/ horror rock band with Joey Jordison, active during 1994. The Rejects can be seen as a precursor of Murderdolls.
3) The Rejects formed 1997 in a college canteen in Essex, founder members J and Doozer decide to create a band that would change music history… Intitial attempts at songs prove to be a hybrid of piss poor punk and grunge. What was worse is that they had a gig booked in 4 months and they had neither the songs or a drummer. Luckily their friend Glen agreed to help them out with the drumming but the songs weren’t there. They were going to have to blag it. After the gig Glen told us he couldn’t drum for us anymore (this might of been because he didn’t want to play “If you’re happy and you know it” in a Blues stylee). Anyways, The Rejects then hired the drumming talents of Will (who at the time was in No Absolutes) and a day later recorded the “Terry the Sexgod EP”. After 3 gigs with the band Will decided to consentrate on No Absolutes and left. Once again drummerless Doozers brother discovered the Guv, a young lad of 14 who wasn’t disgusted by anal sex jokes, J’s impending love of B*Witched’s musical ability and the creation of Twat Rock. Ah yes Twat Rock, like a fine drink it blends ingredients that shouldn’t be mixed and leaves you with a warm glow… er… anyway it’s a cross between punk/ska/jazz/waltz/hardcore and anything else they can get their hands on. So with the Guv on board The Rejects were happy chappies for about 2 years and knocked out the albums “Mother Schabooboo” and “More Hardcore than Channel 5”. But like most things puberty kicked in and the Guv decided to listen to garage and play the drums too slow for punk. So he got replaced by long time friend Carlos. Then things picked up, somehow blagging several UK tours together and entertaining the crowds around the country with talk about anything that could cause offence, The Rejects decided to bring in Nickie on Saxaphone and then later Mike Cisco on trumpet. continued to blag some more!!! Ireland was indeed fun After nearly 9 years for partying, geeking off and shouting and scaring kids the rejects are splitting up. Last show at chinnery’s in southend old dayer gonna be cool. hopefully gonna record the show for those who might miss it. thanks to ever one who put us on, let us crash on their floor, brought our cd, gave us booze and danced like a loony in awe of some fools from Southend 1997-2005 The Rejects RIP (Rest in Piss)
4) The Rejects were formed in the summer of 2002 in Madrid (Spain). They shared the same passion for Punk-rock and were looking to form a band which came to be Rejects. Influences of current punk bands such as Swingin Utters, Social Distortion, U.S. Bombs, One Man Army, The Forgotten, Turbo A.C…s, Bonecrusher, Whiskey Rebels… But also by classic 77 style Punk bands.
5) The Raynes Park Supergroup who play Rockpopskafunkpunkreggaestuff https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rejects/184690481549927
Edited by MisterF2 on 27 Jun 2011, 11:08
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