The Strap-Ons

1997-Present

Members include

  • Brian idle edsel Diederich: Vocals
  • Billy England: Bass / Guitar
  • Joe Emmit George: Guitar
  • Ruben Remulla: Drums
  • Chris Howe: Bass / Guitar
  • Katie “Teardrop” Grottenthaler: Guitar
  • Missy McQuown: Bass
  • Stacey Denny: Bass
  • David Dennis: Bass
  • Hayes: Bass
  • Holly Womack: Bass
  • Dewitt Katherman: Bass / Guitar
  • Justin Miller: Bass
  • Jerry Henry: Bass
  • Chuck Miners: Bass
  • Richard Jacobs: Drums
  • Jimmy: Drums
  • Melissa Caymol: Drums
  • Mike Presta: Drums
  • Kevin Cochran: Drums
  • Barry Duke: Drums
  • Michael Blee: Drums
  • Joey Image: 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” – idle edsel.

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.

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.”

In Addition to numerous singles and compilations, the band made the following EP’s and LP’s:

LP’s

Geeking Dream: Long Beach Records: 1998
$4 Whore: Naked Jain Records: 2003
Dirty People: Zurich Chainsaw Massacre Records: 2003
Live Sex Loud at Kimos: Valient Death: 2003
Punk On Punk Crime: Valiant Death Records: 2004
Covered Ass: Digitone Records: 2005
Covered Ass II: Digitone Records: 2007

EP’s

The Pimps My Dad Smokes Crack: Incubator Records:1999
Wicca Chicka: Rapid Pulse Records: 1999
The Stray Pony’s: Idle Edsel Records: 2011

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