Interviewed by Mark Dean (Journalist/Writer/Contributor) Myglobalmind Webzine
Ugly Kid Joe, Duff McKagan’s Loaded And Heaven’s Basement At Limelight Belfast 11-2-12
Californian Rockers Return after 15 Years
Yeah yeah yeah, Ugly Kid Joe has ‘previous’…
They have a multi-platinum history.
They had two top 10 singles.
They were all over MTV.
They were all over the international print media.
They were all over radios from Tallahassee to Talinn.
So yeah, Ugly Kid Joe has happy, shiny ‘previous’ alright, and scores of snot-faced skate-surfer-dudes of the early ’90s will forever crack a brew in their man caves and remember some good times…
…and in an era where the garage has been replaced by a laptop and software studios, Ugly Kid Joe are about to kick back onto the international stage and give a whole new legion of hungry miscreant reprobates something to live for.
Stairway To Hell, a 6-song EP which heralds Ugly Kid Joe’s return to the world of music after a long time away, contains 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 it’s hips seductively, the melodic power-fueled darkness of “No One Survives” or the irrepressibly memorable chug-n-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.
By: Steffan Chirazi