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Ugly Kid Joe

Return after 19 Years, with New Studio Album – “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be”

Release Date 18th September + Tour including intimate date at the

After a 19-year hiatus, Ugly Kid Joe return with a brand new, full-length album entitled “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be”. The album was recorded at Balance Studios in Covington, Louisiana under the helm of Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Godsmack, Evanescence) and featured a 7-member line-up of Ugly Kid Joe – the “Seven Headed Monster”.

Ugly Kid Joe

The chemistry flows so well throughout this new release, it’s as though they never left. “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be” boasts a collection of well-crafted rock tunes, from the riff-driven “Let The Record Play” to the hard-hitting “Hell Aint Hard to Find”. It truly is a collection of some of the best songs ever written by the band which is highlighted with tracks such as “Under The Bottom” and the emotionally driven “Enemy”.

Ugly Kid Joe

Whitfield Crane (Vocals) and Klaus Eichstadt (Guitars) teamed up with Sonny Mayo (Guitars), Shannon Larkin (Drums), Zac Morris (Drums), Cordell Crockett (Bass) and Dave Fortman (Guitars) to write and record in the studio. The result is the most cohesive sounding Ugly Kid Joe record to date.

“It’s a full circle of sorts,” says UKJ frontman Whitfield Crane “there was a lot of love and talent in one room and that is exactly what this album sounds like.”

The album also includes a cover of the Motorhead classic “Ace of Spades”, which features Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell. Phil also appears on the tracks “My Old Man” and “Under The Bottom”.

Uglier Than They Used Ta Be Track Listing
Hell Aint Hard To Find
Let The Record Play
Bad Seed
Mirror The Man
She’s Already Gone
Nothing Ever Changes
My Old Man
Under The Bottom
Ace of Spades
Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone

The band head to the UK in September for an intimate tour finishing with two shows in London. Please see tour dates below;

September tour dates
14th – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
15th – Manchester, Soundcontrol
17th – Glasgow, The Garage
18th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
19th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
20th – Reading, Bowery District
22nd – Bournemouth, Sound Circus
23rd – Plymouth, The Hub
24th – Bristol, Marble Factory
25th – Brighton, Concorde 2
26th – London, Underworld – SOLD OUT
27th – London, Underworld

For more information on tickets for the up and coming tour please click here.


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