"Dig through the ditchesRob Zombienote (born January 12, 1965) is a Grammy-nominated American musician and filmmaker.He first attracted attention as the frontman of the band White Zombie, whose members included:
And burn through the witches
And slam in the back of my Dragula"
And burn through the witches
And slam in the back of my Dragula"
— Rob Zombie, "Dragula"
- Rob - guitar, vocals
- Sean Yseult - bass
- Ena Kostabi - guitar (1985-1986)
- Tim Jeffs - guitar (1986)
- Tom Guay - guitar (1986-1988)
- John Ricci - guitar (1988-1989)
- Jay Noel Yuenger - guitar (1989-1998), always credited as "J."
- Peter Landau - drums (1985-1986)
- Ivan de Prume - drums (1986-1992)
- Phil Buerstatte - drums (1992-1994)
- John Tempesta - drums (1994-1998)
- John 5 - guitars (formerly of Marilyn Manson)
- Piggy D - bass
- Ginger Fish - drums (also formerly of Marilyn Manson)
- Tommy Clufetos - drums (2005-2010)
- John Tempesta - drums (1994-2003)
- Blasko - bass (1997-2006)
- Riggs - guitar (1997-2003)
- Soul-Crusher (1987)
- Make Them Die Slowly (1989)
- La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 (1992)
- Astro Creep: 2000 (1995)
- Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales Of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside The Spookshow International (1998)
- The Sinister Urge (2001)
- Educated Horses (2006)
- Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool (2010)
- Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (2013)
- The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (2016)
- American Made Music To Strip By (1999)
- Mondo Sex Head (2012)
- House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
- The Devil's Rejects (2005)
- Grindhouse — "trailer" for Werewolf Women of the SS
- Halloween (2007)
- The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009)
- Halloween II (2009)
- The Lords of Salem (2013)
- 31 (2015)
Rob Zombie uses the following tropes:
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Has sampled dialogue from Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Night of the Living Dead (1968) and...the 1960s Batman series.
- As Himself: Rob Zombie was a playable character in Twisted Metal 4 (a game for which he did most of the music)
- Ballad of X: "The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore". Try and guess if it's actually a ballad.
- Becoming the Mask: Had his name legally changed to Rob Zombie
- Big "YES!": He uses "yeah" A LOT. "Spiderbaby (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)" is only the tip of the iceberg.
- The Cameo: Ozzy Osbourne sings half of the chorus in "Iron Head." Fitting, as the song got its' name by combining the name of two of Zombie's signature songs (Electric Head) with one of Ozzy's (Iron Man).
- Iggy Pop performs spoken word monologues on "Black Sunshine" and "Soul-Crusher", both from La Sexorcisto - he also appeared in the music video for the former song.
- Chronological Album Title: Hellbilly Deluxe 2
- Circus of Fear: "Grease Paint and Monkey Brains"
- Cluster F-Bomb: Throughout his music.
- Continuity Nod: "My Durango 95," first mentioned in "Soul-Crusher" on La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1," later resurfaced in "Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)", on Rob's second solo album The Sinister Urge.
- Contemptible Cover: The original artwork for Mondo Sex Head featured Sheri Moon Zombie's bare behind. Distributors refused to sell it, so the original design was made exclusive to the vinyl version, with all other formats using totally different artwork (a closeup of a kitten) instead. Rob Zombie explained this by saying "instead of censoring that cover and ruining it, I just removed the ass shot and replaced it with a pussy shot".
- Cool Car: "Black Sunshine", "Dragula".
- Cover Version: KC and the Sunshine Band's "I'm Your Boogieman".
- The Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop," for the Tribute Album We're A Happy Family. Crossed with Rearrange the Song since, instead of trying to match the pace of the original (which the Ramones would speed up live), he slowed it down instead.
- The Commodores' "Brick House," with Lionel Richie and the female rapper Trina.
- Grand Funk Railroad "We're an American Band" from 2013's Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
- Black Sabbath's "Children of the Grave" for the first Nativity In Black compilation.
- Kiss' "God of Thunder" as a non-album single.
- Creepy Child: One recites the lyrics to "Call of the Zombie"
- Drives Like Crazy: During the video for "Dragula". All of it!
- Excited Show Title!: "Thrust!"
- Filk Song:
"Goldfoot's machine creates another fiend
- "More Human Than Human" takes its title and some of the lyrics from Blade Runner
- "Real Solution #9" includes the line "Who will survive and what will be left of them?"
- "Living Dead Girl" is based on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, opens with a sample of the line "Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead?" from the trailer for Lady Frankenstein and references Dr Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine.
So beautiful it'll make you kill"
- Five-Bad Band: The final lineup of White Zombie
- Gender-Blender Name: Sean Yseult. Deliberate on her part as she wanted to be known for her bass playing rather than her (quite good) looks. Her real name is Shauna Reynolds.
- Greatest Hits Album: Past, Present and Future, combining both White Zombie and his own work.
- Guttural Growler: On most of his songs. He is actually rather soft-spoken otherwise.
- I, Noun: "I, Zombie"
- The Immodest Orgasm: "More Human Than Human" features about 20 seconds of moaning in the intro.
- Intercourse with You: "Pussy Liquor"
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Both his solo work and his White Zombie work are generally in the 6-8 range, with the odd song dipping below.
- Ominous Pipe Organ: On "Return of the Phantom Stranger" and "Electric Head Pt. 1 (The Agony)
- One-Letter Name: J
- Our Demons Are Different: "Demonoid Phenomenon"
- Premature Encapsulation: The White Zombie album Soul-Crusher came out in 1987, but the song of that name came out in 1992. There's no evidence that the song "Soul-Crusher" was written that early, so it's possible they just reused the title.
- Real Song Theme Tune: Various White Zombie and Rob Zombie tracks have been used by professional wrestlers as theme songs.
- Refrain from Assuming: The White Zombie song "Super-Charger Heaven" is also unofficially known as "Devilman" after the chorus.
- Revenant Zombie: "I, Zombie" would seem to be this:I, zombie cancer raging; I, zombie fascinating
I, zombie crucify; I, zombie do not die
I, zombie kill machine; I, zombie never seen
I, zombie never you; I, zombie coming through
I, zombie duplicating; I, zombie eliminating
I, zombie fucking you; I, zombie never through
- Shout-Out: His song "The Man Who Laughs" from Hellbilly Deluxe 2 is about... The Man Who Laughs. The rest of his lyrics are full of references to Science Fiction and/or Horror films, to the point that Yseult lampshaded it in an interview when "El Phantasmo and The Chicken Run Blast-O-Rama" was brought up, saying that "You kinda know what it means if you live in Zombie world."
- Single Stanza Song: "Call of the Zombie," "I, Zombie"
- Stage Names: Rob Zombie, Sean Yseult, J., and almost everyone in the Rob Zombie solo act band.
- Trope 2000: Astro-Creep 2000
- Word Salad Lyrics: All the time. From "Thunder Kiss '65":"Well sweet little sista's high in hell cheat'n on a halo
grind in a odyssey holocaust heart kick on tomorrow
breakdown, agony, said "ectasy" in overdrive
she come a riding on the world"
- A review of "The Sinister Urge" accused him of getting his lyrics from a random word generator. Yseult, in the same interview, said that when fans asked her what songs meant, her standard reply was "Don't fuckin' ask me, I don't know."
- Word Salad Title:
- La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1
- Astro Creep 2000: Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head
- "El Phantasmo and the Chicken Run Blast-O-Rama"
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: Sean Yseult