WRITING / PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by: Danny Lohner & Deuce
Written by: Deuce, Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Osbourne, Daisley, Rhoads
Engineered/Programmed by: Danny Lohner & Deuce
Additional Engineering by: Billy Howerdel
Drums: Josh Freese
Working Title: Out the Way
Released: April 2007 (Initial Release) / August 28, 2008 (Digital Single)
Published by: ©2007 Songs of Octone / Hollywood Undead Music (BMI) (administered by Songs of Octone (BMI)) and Blizzard Music Limited (PRS). Contains sample of “Crazy Train” (Osbourne/Daisley Rhoads) ©1980 Blizzard Music Limited (PRS)
Undead (Album Version)
Source: Swan Songs
Notes: This version was released on Swan Songs album. J-Dog verse was censored by A&M/Octone because of homofobic lines.
Undead (Album Version) [Edited]
Source: Swan Songs
Notes: This version was released on Swan Songs album. All explicit lyrics was censored.
Source: Swan Songs - USA Promotional Press CD
Notes: Original studio track. J-Dog verse is uncut.
Notes: Instrumental of album version of the song. Not original, was mixed by someone using Hollywood Undead's promotional videos of Black Swan Tour.
Out the Way
Source: Hollywood Undead's MySpace, BEBO
Notes: Out the Way is the working title of Undead. It was released on Hollywood Undead's social networks on April 2007. Besides the totally different mix, some of vocal takes is different from the final version. The overall sound is raw comparing to the final version.
Undead (Radio Edit)
Source: Promo CD for radio play
Notes: This is radio edit of the song for airplay. For radio edit song was shortened to 3 minutes and 15 seconds. There was removed 20 lines from the song, every verse was shortened, intro was shortened. Also chorus wasn't repeated between first and the second verses. Additionally, radio edit features slightly different mastering and censoring for appropriate language content.
Undead (Music Video Mix)
Source: Undead Music Video
Notes: Music Video got an own edit of the song. Intro was shortened, Charlie Scene & J-Dog verses was shortened, and additional sounds (like screams and noises) was added to the song. It is available both in explicit and clean versions.
Undead (Madden NFL 09 Edit)
Source: Madden NFL 09 videogame
Notes: Undead was featured in Madden NFL 09 videogame developed by EA Tiburon released August 12, 2008. Based on full studio version of Undead it was butchered to make it appropriate for children, since ESRB rating of the game was E (Everyone). First of all, screams was removed, starting with "Undead" shouts in the beginning (Deuce singing "Undead" that was in the background of album version now became the main vocals), and background screaming in the chorus. Aggressive and explicit lyrics was removed or changed to less aggresive.
Undead (2013 Re-Recorded Version)
Source: Not publicly available
Notes: Re-recorded version of Undead with Danny doing choruses. Existence of this version was suspected by several fans, later was confirmed by Daren Pfeifer (ex-touring drummer). It's unknown if it is will be released in the future. Band members told that they "doesn't want to spend time on this, better to record new music." Still you can hear re-recorded Danny vocals on Tele-Club's live video of Undead, released in 2014.