Ugly Kid Joe Uglier Than They Used Ta Be on LP
After a 19-year hiatus, raucous rockers Ugly Kid Joe are set to return with a new full-length album entitled, Uglier Than They Used Ta Be. The album, which was recorded at JT Studios and Balance Studios in Louisiana under the helm of producer and UKJ guitarist Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Godsmack, Evanescence), is scheduled for release in October 2015 via Metalville/UKJ Records.
Whitfield Crane (vocals) and Klaus Eichstadt (guitars) teamed up with Sonny Mayo (guitars), Shannon Larkin (drums), Zac Morris (erums), Cordell Crockett (bass) and Dave Fortman (guitars) to form the now 7-member line up aka "Seven Headed Monster" and write and record in the studio. The result is the most cohesive sounding Ugly Kid Joe record to date.
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 "She's Already Gone" and "Hell Aint Hard To Find." The album offers up a collection of some of the best songs ever written by the band. "It's a full circle of sorts," says Crane. "There was a lot of love and talent in one room and that is exactly what this album sounds like."
In addition to the nine newly written original songs, the album features a couple of cover songs including Rare Earth's version of "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" with Australian chart-topping vocalist Dallas Frasca lending her unmistakable vocals behind Crane, and the Motörhead classic "Ace of Spades" with a very special guest appearance from guitarist Phil Campbell who lends his signature sound to the timeless track. Campbell also appears on the tracks "My Old Man" and "Under The Bottom."