GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with reunited hard rockers UGLY KID JOE at the Hard Rock Hell festival, which took place between November 29 and December 3 at Hafan-y-Mor Holiday Camp in North Wales, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
UGLY KID JOE‘s latest EP, “Stairway To Hell” was released digitally on June 5 and physically on July 9. The CD heralds UGLY KID JOE‘s return, containing songs spanning the full repertoire of influences which made UGLY KID JOE one of the prime soundtracks for young snowboarders, surfers, keggers and characters worldwide. Whether it’s “Devil’s Paradise”, with it’s hypnotic riffery and hook line, grooving and grinding its hips seductively, the melodic power-fueled darkness of “No One Survives” or the irrepressibly memorable chug-and-chorus of “I’m Alright” it’s clear that UGLY KID JOE have everything they started with plus fatter chops and a (frankly) superior curve on songwriting.
UGLY KID JOE frontman Whitfield Crane told Neuweltmusic, “17 years ago, we were excited to prove ourselves with our new, heavy music. Sometimes we’d leave ‘Cat’s In The Cradle’ or ‘Everything About You’ out of the set. That was understandable in the sense of wanting to prove ourselves — it was also childish. It drove me crazy, but now it’s all good. Now in 2012, we embrace both our sides. They’re part of our dynamic and our history.”
“Stairway To Hell” track listing:
01. Devil’s Paradise
02. You Make Me Sick
03. No One Survives
04. I’m Alright
05. Love Ain’t True! (feat. Angelo Moore and Dirty Walt of FISHBONE)
06. Another Beer
UGLY KID JOE released three full-length albums and toured extensively throughout the 1990s before disbanding in 1997.
“I’m Alright” video: