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Ugly Kid Joe


Produced in Isla Vista, California, Ugly Child Joe (whose name is normally a reply to Pretty Boy Floyd) feature vocalist Whitfield Crane, guitarists Klaus Eichstadt and Dave Fortman (who changed Roger Lahr), bassist Cordell Crockett, and drummer Tag Davis. The group has simple pop-metal with details of funk along with a bratty, parodic love of life. Their debut one, “Everything About You,” proceeded to go TOP and helped their mini-album As Ugly because they Wanna Be end up being the initial short-form LP ever to become authorized multi-platinum. They proceeded to go Top Ten once again with an easy cover of Harry Chapin’s “Felines within the Cradle” in 1993. The music group released its second full-length record, Menace to Sobriety, in 1995; Motel California made an appearance the next calendar year. Motel California ended up being Ugly Child Joe’s last record for a significant label. They break up in 1997, annually after its launch, and on the following 10 years the bandmembers performed in a variety of post-alt metal rings. As the 1st decade of the brand new millennium found a close, there have been rumblings of fresh Ugly Child Joe activity, gossips that came accurate this year 2010 once the group reconvened to get a tour. Recording quickly followed as well as the fruits of UKJ’s labor was Stairway to Hell, an EP that made an appearance in the summertime of 2012 and was later on expanded to some full-length with different oddities; the much longer Stairway to Hell arrived in 2013. In 2015 the music group released its long-awaited 4th studio album of most new materials (the group’s initial in 19 years), the crowd-funded Uglier Than They Utilized ta Be.

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Full Name Ugly Kid Joe
Music Songs Cats in the Cradle, Everything About You, So Damn Cool, Cloudy Skies, Milkman's Son, Goddamn Devil, Busy Bee, N.I.B., Mr. Recordman, Panhandlin' Prince, Madman, Tomorrow's World, Jesus Rode a Harley, Funky Fresh Country Club, Devil's Paradise, Neighbor, Would You Like to Be There, Whiplash Liquor, I'll Keep Tryin', She's Already Gone, Slower Than Nowhere, Candle Song, I'm Alright, Same Side, Suckerpath, Under the Bottom, C.U.S.T., Hell Ain't Hard to Find, Come Tomorrow, Little Red Man, It's a Lie, 12 Cents
Albums Uglier Than They Used ta Be, Stairway to Hell, The Very Best of Ugly Kid Joe: As Ugly as It Gets, Motel California, Menace to Sobriety, America's Least Wanted, As Ugly as They Wanna Be, The Collection
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video, American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist

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20 to 1 2008 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wayne's World 1992 performer: "EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU"
Poison Ivy 1992 performer: "TOO BAD"



Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series Themselves

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