The Have Nots | Forgetting Yesterday & Beating You With Kindness (1996 Demo)

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Forgetting Yesterday & Beating You With Kindness (1996 Demo)

by The Have Nots

Southern California influenced Punk Rock from Des Moines featuring Paul and Joey from Slipknot.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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3. Decay
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4. Reaction
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5. Forget Yesterday
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6. Character Assassins
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8. Johnny Hit and Run Pauline
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Album Notes
The Have Nots were formed during the winter of 1995/1996 by singer David DaVo Wilkins and guitarist Paul Gray after Paul returned from LA to form Slipknot, DaVo brought in Brian DuBay to play bass and went through a number of Drummers until Greg Welts moved to Des Moines to work at DaVo's Studio The Axiom. With the line up complete the band began to write and practice at the DuBay's.

Paul who was also in Slipknot and a big fan of Joey Jordison's then defunct glam punk band The Rejects, suggested that Joey be brought in on second guitar. After roughly 3 months of writing and practicing, the band went into Junior's Motel in Otho, Iowa and recorded their 1996 demo in the early summer.

Within a few days of recording the Demo, the band played there first show at Safari Nite Club and quickly gained a following opening Mercy Rule, Fastball and headlining shows. In October of 1996 the band played it's first all ages show which was a rarity in Des Moines at the time. The show was promoted by the Axiom and began DaVo's promotion and talent buying relationship with Safari and then Hairy Mary's.

Joey left the band shortly after the band opened for Murphy's Law on Feb. 1, 1997 which also marked the begin of Shawn Crahan ownership of Safari. John aka Little John was brought on to play replace Joey. Greg moved away and then moved back and the band played with a number of drummers including Joey. Around this time Joey also reformed the Reject that would eventually morph into the Murder Dolls.

By October of 1997, Paul's time was being more and more capitalized by Slipknot and DaVo's interest in promoting shows and talent buying was taking up much of his energy. So DaVo called it quits, playing their last show opening for the Quincy Punx and Blank 77.

The demo is the only studio recordings of the band. They are recorded live with mistakes, missteps and less than prefect production. What the recordings capture is the moment and the energy of the time and the writing skills of both Paul and Joey which would make Slipknot a world wide household name.



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