Frontman Robin Zander, dressed head to foot in what looked like a white air force uniform with the stars and stripes tucked into his side, looked and sounded like the epitome of an American rock star.
… Supporting “Ace Of Spades” Single from upcoming Album. UGLY KID JOE Live: October / November 2016 Single – ‘Ace Of Spades’ feat. Phil Campbell Album – ‘Uglier Than They Used Ta Be’ Out Now Ugly Kid Joe return to UK shores this autumn in support of their brand new single ‘Ace Of Spades’ feat […]
There was time when it was easy to hate everything about Ugly Kid Joe. Bursting onto the scene back in 1991 like an obnoxious teenager at a back yard party, their chart-bothering singles and surfer-bum image made them easy to dismiss. However, what lay beneath the hype was a kick-ass rock band who had the tunes to match. Anyone who needed further proof only had to witness the band live, such as on their last run of UK dates back in 2013 where they wiped the floor with touring partners Skid Row.
Both Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe continue to deliver quality live performances to a new generation of youth, to go wild to. Older fans can also feel that the band continue to deliver the goods.
The funny thing about it, to this day every now and then I get a phone call from somebody telling me that they have just heard it on the radio, or in their car or in a club. It is actually still being played, not a lot but its still out there.
Overall the style is a bit of mixed bunch that takes elements of what the bands first three albums offered up and combines them into a modern-ish sounding take on the traditional hard rock formula, with just enough cheekiness and fun to not have to take it too seriously…