Ugly Kid Joe announce comeback album ‘Uglier Than They Used Ta Be’

Band also team up with Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell on first record in 19 years

Ugly Kid Joe have announced plans for a comeback album, their first in 19 years.

The band will return with ‘Uglier Than They Used Ta Be’ on October 16. It is their first LP since their 1996 studio effort ‘Motel Callifornia’.

It was recorded at Balance Studios in Covington, Louisiana under the helm of Dave Fortman, who has previously worked with Slipknot, Godsmack and Evanescence.


“It’s a full circle of sorts,” said frontman Whitfield Crane. He added: “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 Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell. Campbell also appears on the tracks ‘My Old Man’ and ‘Under The Bottom’.

The tracklisting for ‘Uglier Than They Used Ta Be’ is as follows:

‘Hell Ain’t 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 are also hitting the road for a UK tour this month, finishing with two shows at London’s Underworld:

Ugly Kid Joe will play:


Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms (September 14)
Manchester, Soundcontrol (15)
Glasgow, The Garage (17)
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (18)
Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms (19)
Reading, Bowery District (20)
Bournemouth, Sound Control (22)
Plymouth, The Hub (23)
Bristol, Marble Factory (24)
Brighton, Concorde 2 (25)
London, Underworld (26,27)