UGLY KID JOE Perform New Song "She's Already Gone" Live In Nottingham; Fan-Filmed Video Posted
September 20, 2015, 3 years ago
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. Currently on a UK tour, they performed their new single "She's Already Gone" in Nottingham on September 18th. Fan-filmed video is available below:
Uglier Than They Used Ta Be, 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 North America on October 16th via Metalville/UKJ Records. It is out now in Europe.
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 form the now 7-member line up a.k.a. “Seven Headed Monster” (pictured below) 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 Motörhead 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”.
Uglier Than They Used To Be tracklisting:
“Hell Aint Hard To Find”
“Let The Record Play”
“Mirror The Man”
“She’s Already Gone”
“Nothing Ever Changes”
“My Old Man”
“Under The Bottom”
“Ace Of Spades” (Motörhead cover)
“Papa Was A Rolling Stone” (Rare Earth cover)
“Hell Ain’t Hard To Find” lyric video:
The group recently announced a UK tour in support of the record and have added a second show for London in the wake of the original September 26th date being sold out. The second show will take place on September 27th at the Underworld.
In live news, UKJ will be touring The UK in September with the amazing Richards/Crane as special guests. Richards/Crane is an acoustic project featuring Ugly Kid Joe vocalist Whitfield Crane, and original Godsmack guitarist Lee Richards. The pair are featured in an audio interview with Team Rock that can be heard below:
The duo has also issued a video for their debut single, "Black & White". It features cameos from: Snake (Skid Row), Ginger Wildheart, Andy Copping, Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Chris Catalyst (Eureka Machines), Michael Starr & Satchel (Steel Panther), Benji Webbe (Skindred), Phil Anselmo (Down), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Crossfaith, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge/Slash), CJ Wildheart, Mikey Demus (Skindred) and Dan Devita (TKO).