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->"Everywhere I go, bitches always know, that Charlie Scene has got a weenie that he loves to show."

-->--'''Chorus from "Everywhere I Go".'''

->"I think I've lost my mind, but I'm feeling so alive what a pity, it's so pretty, looking through the bars and I see my city."

-->--'''Danny singing the chorus from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wsm5y07qDs "Usual Suspects".]]'''

Considered by many to be fairly polarizing, Hollywood Undead got their start writing rap songs about [[EmoTeen Emo Teens]] and posting them on {{MySpace}}. After gaining a following, the band's founders decided to officially form a band with anyone who happened to be in the room at the time, no, seriously. The band was the first act signed to [=MySpace=] Records, then switched over to A&M/Octone Records, where they released their first album, ''Swan Songs'', in 2008, which had a mostly HipHop-oriented sound with a few rock songs. This was followed by a live album mostly consisting of songs from their debut and a few covers (including Music/LedZeppelin and Music/MotleyCrue).

After a long hiatus (partly caused by one of the founding members leaving the band), they released their second studio LP, ''American Tragedy'', which featured a more rock-oriented sound. Critics and fans alike assert that the album is their best album to date, and it has done really well on ''Billboard'' charts (hitting #4 on the ''Billboard'' 200).

For more controversial tropes, see the [[YMMV/HollywoodUndead YMMV tab]].

'''Members:'''
* Charlie Scene (guitarist/vocalist; he wears a white [sometimes black] bandana)
* Da Kurlzz (percussion/vocalist; his mask has the tragedy/comedy faces on it)
* Danny (vocalist; his mask is gold with a black cross over the left eye)
* Funny Man (vocalist; his mask is black with the initials FM on it)
* J-Dog (bassist/rapper; his mask is white with bloody eyes and a dollar sign covering the mouth.)
* Johnny 3 Tears (vocalist; his mask is blue and has butterflies and a 3 under one eye)
* Daren Pfeifer (touring drummer)

'''Past members:'''
* Deuce

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!Provides examples of the following tropes:

* AGodAmI: Johnny 3 Tears in Undead.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Used slightly at the end of Charlie Scene's verse in "Dark Places".
-->"And I can't stop saying dick, dick, dick and then cock,
-->hic-a-dickery-dick-a-dick-a-dickery-dock."
* AllMenArePerverts: A lot of their songs are about this, most notably, Charlie Scene's antics
* AutoTune: Used frequently on ''Swan Songs''. Slightly less on ''American Tragedy'', but it's still noticeable.
* AWildRapperAppears: While they're a rap rock band that rarely ever features guest vocals, something of this effect was done in "Believe". It's a song that's sung almost entirely by Danny, except for two wild rap verses from Johnny 3 Tears and J-Dog in the middle and end.
* BadassBaritone: Johnny 3 Tears and especially Funny Man. The latter of which is lamp shaded in some songs.
* BeardOfSorrow: Their song about spiraling into depression and alcoholism has the line, "I haven't shaved in a week".
* TheBlank: Danny's album 4 mask invokes this, in strong contrast to his previous ones.
* BoastfulRap: A ''lot''.
* CallBack: Several subtle ones to previous songs and some not so subtle.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Their masks are updated every album and have gone through quite the evolution since ''Swan Songs''. The most explicit changes have occurred for Da Kurlz and J-Dog's masks. Danny's ''Day of the Dead'' mask as well.
* CoolMask
* ContinuityPorn: The video for their song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjREC9hg6bU "Gravity"]] is filled with this if you've been a fan from the very beginning.
* CoverVersion: [[MotleyCrue Shout At The Devil]], [[Music/LedZeppelin Immigrant Song]], and Operation Ivy's "Bad Town".
* {{Crunkcore}}: Mostly their earlier and unreleased material.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''American Tragedy'', which significantly reduced the number of party songs and focused on more serious topics, and had a more rock-oriented production style with less obvious electronic influences.
** ''Notes From the Underground'' is an even better example for only having ONE straight forward party song.
* DemotedToExtra: Da Kurlzz doesn't get any lines in the entirety of ''Day of the Dead''.
* DirtyRap: "How We Roll" briefly touches on this.
--> ''Get some, yeah get your dick sucked''
--> ''I'm blazing a quick one in the back of strip club''
--> ''Our victim, forced into a sixsm''
--> ''And ain't nobody leaving until all of our dicks cum''
* {{Dissimile}}: For those of you who are not aware of the slang term "down with the dick" (which is not on UrbanDictionary but apparently means [[AllWomenAreLustful a female who loves to sleep around]]), this band's use of the line may introduce [[{{Transsexual}} another image]] into the listener's head. It doesn't help that Hollywood Undead once collaborated with another MySpace celebrity, [[DragQueen Jeffree Star]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Daniel Murillo is the only one who goes by their real first name.
* DressingToDie: The suicidal protagonist of "Bullet" references this.
--> "I've never bought a suit before in my life but when you go to meet God you know you want to look nice."
* GasMaskLongCoat: Invoked with J-Dog's Notes From the Underground [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ed/e3/b1/ede3b1f12a59c61add0cf340c05c4445.jpg mask.]]
* IAmTheBand: If you want to get ''really'' technical, J-Dog is the only official member left. The band was formed in 2005 as a duo between J-Dog and Deuce, the latter having since been kicked out. However, the band more-or-less officially formed when they invited their friends over to join, making it a complete band, downplaying this trope.
* JohnnyMcCoolname: Johnny 3 Tears.
* KidsRock: "[[SubduedSection Young]]"
* KillEmAll: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RybPdm1Hqk "Kill Everyone"]]um....[[CaptainObvious yeah]].
* LovableSexManiac: The entirety of "Everywhere I Go" is about this:
--> ''[[TitleDrop Everywhere I go, bitches always know that Charlie Scene has got a weenie that he loves to show]], [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]''
* LyricalDissonance: "Bullet" is an extremely cheerful little EarWorm about repeated, determined suicide attempts.
** ''If I survive, then I'll see you tomorrow, yeah I'll see you tomorrow...''
** "I'll Be There", likewise is very upbeat and almost sounds like something Imagine Dragons would make, but the lyrics cover the very serious subject of life and death.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: Averted. As noted in multiple reviews, their masks and music are not at all menacing. One mask has a butterfly on it. Really.
** Some even refer to them as the boy band version of Music/{{Slipknot}}.
* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: Goes after ''the mainstream'', even though they've gained a lot of their fame through [[{{MySpace}} one corporation]] and are now signed to a major label.
** The video for their single "Been To Hell" is a vicious TakeThat at the so-called Hollywood Dream.
* MetalScream: Have utilized this many times.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 7 or 8, you decide. But most likely an 8.
* MoodWhiplash: "Kill Everyone" comes immediately after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69fABjgxtXw "Rain"]] in the tracklisting for ''Notes from the Underground''.
** Generally speaking, their songs are often divided into "party" tracks and "serious" tracks (though their earlier material was mostly the former). It's a bit jarring to go from one song about partying to one that deals with dark themes about life. ''Day of the Dead'' for instance, features "Party By Myself" followed by "Live Forever".
* {{MySpace}}: First gained steam there.
* NotChristianRock: Danny. The only way you'd be able to tell he's even religious is the cross on his album 2 mask.
* OddNameOut: Charlie Scene, Da Kurlzz, Funny Man, J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears, and... Danny.
* OdeToIntoxication: Many songs, particularly their party-oriented tracks, contain many references to smoking weed.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Some of their material exhibits this.
* RapMetal
* RefrainFromAssuming: A kind of weird example. The song that has "This love, this hate is burning me away" as its chorus? That's Knife Called Lust. The song that uses the line for its ''bridge'' is This Love, This Hate.
* SequelSong: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPZ_U6tdQPY Street Dreams]]" is considered one to "City" by some fans.
* ShoutOut: To Bob Saget, Ashton Kutcher, Music/TilaTequila and [[{{MySpace}} Tom]].
-->Paris Hilton said "That's hot" [[LovableSexManiac when she saw my cock]].
* StealthParody: ALL of their Crunkcore stuff should be taken tongue in cheek.
** "War Child" is meant to mock the vulgar, nonsensical, and electronic music you'd hear at College parties or clubs.
* TheStoner: Funny Man. It's un clear if there's ever been an interview he hasn't shown up to absolutely blazed.
* TakeThat: The chorus, as well as J-Dog's part in "Dark Places" alludes to the struggles the band had with the music industry between ''Notes From the Underground'' and ''Day of the Dead''.
** The entire purpose of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP6geWxSJ3I "Lights Out"]] is to be huge one against Deuce for trying to get under the bands skin after he left.
* TeenyWeenie: The ending of the video for "Everywhere I Go".
* ThemeNaming: Deuce and his sister (also his solo band's keyboard player) are called Aron and Arina Elrichman.
* TitleDrop: In American Tragedy the song Been to Hell features this line
--> ''I'm the reason you came here, I'm [[TitleDrop the American tragedy.]]
* UnknownRival: Deuce to the band these days. First he claimed they jumped him outside a club, to which they flatly refused to respond, then after he sent Kurlzz and J3T an implied threat on twitter in May 2015, Kurlzz responded by tweeting "[[NoSell Did someone say something?]] Didn't think so. Back to it."
* VocalDissonance: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je6MoyLL5Uo "War Child"]] is both about and sounds like nothing you think the title suggests.
* VocalTagTeam: Every member contributes.
* WrongfullyAttributed: Many people think that the lines right before the chorus in "Kill Everyone",'' Don't even try and take this weapon from me, I like you more and more the less that you breathe'', are sung by Danny but its really Charlie Scene using a high pitched voice.

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