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according to "http://www.sleazeroxx.com/news/00577.shtml"; Ugly Kid Joe has just recorded an new album...

 

The reunited Ugly Kid Joe have completed a new album, their first since 1995's Motel California, drummer Shannon Larkin has confirmed.

 

The lineup for the sessions is Whitfield Crane (vocals), Klaus Eichstadt (guitar), Dave Fortman (guitar), Cordell Crockett (bass) and Larkin, the same lineup as their second album, 'Menace to Sobriety', according to Gibson.com's Peter Hodgson.

 

Larkin, who also is in Godsmack, revealed the album's status in an interview with California's 107.7 The Bone at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. "A lot of the songs, Klaus wrote in '98," Larkin said. "It's a fun band -- it's funny, you listen to the songs and it makes you laugh. Just a good-time rock band, y'know?"

 

Originally named Overdrive, the band became Ugly Kid Joe as a joke when booked to support Pretty Boy Floyd. The name stuck and they scored hits with "Everything About You," "Neighbor" and "Cat's in the Cradle." Guitarist Fortman, who joined in 1992, went on to produce Superjoint Ritual, Mudvayne, A Simple Plan, Evanescence and Slipknot. Fortman also mixed Anthrax's forthcoming album Worship Music.

 

This is awesome, I just hope the new material is in the vein of their first two albums...Motel California was a bit odd and strange.

So all in all - I am excited about this news!

 

:) :)

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I guess if most of the songs were written in 1998, I won't be expecting this to be that great...but I'm keen to check this out anyway. I didn't know they were called Overdrive originally.

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If it's like their first EP I'll be all over it.... unfortunately they got worse as they went along IMO.

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If it's nothing like all their old stuff and is a million miles different and they've learnt how to write songs and play instruments in the time they've been away then there's a glimmer of a chance I could check out a soundbyte...

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Excellent news.

The band got better and better as they went along, and Motel California is a much under appreciated album in my opinion.

I know a few people who will be happy with this news.

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Cool news. Didn't care for MOTEL CALIFORNIA that much but the rest of their stuff, especially MENACE TO SOBRIETY, still gets spun fairly regularly 'round here. :banger:

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I'm interested in any release with Shannon Larkin playing. Great drummer... from Wrathchild (America), UKJ, Kiddie Porn, Amen, to Godsmack.

 

I'll give the new one a try.

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I've never given these guys a chance. Maybe I should.

 

 

Great band! Start out with the ep and work your way up as each one changes. I had the ep on Ebay a while back (an extra copy) for one cent and it did not sell. You can get it cheap.

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I've never given these guys a chance. Maybe I should.

 

 

Great band! Start out with the ep and work your way up as each one changes. I had the ep on Ebay a while back (an extra copy) for one cent and it did not sell. You can get it cheap.

 

You mind posting it again?... ;)

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I've never given these guys a chance. Maybe I should.

 

 

Great band! Start out with the ep and work your way up as each one changes. I had the ep on Ebay a while back (an extra copy) for one cent and it did not sell. You can get it cheap.

 

You mind posting it again?... ;)

 

 

Nope, I will do ya one better. If you'll pay the shipping I will just send it to you. That work? :)

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Great band that didn't take themselves to seriously and were a fun band with great songs. I loved the EP and the following two discs.

 

 

You didn't like Motel California???

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"She was a good witch, she was a bad witch; but all I wanted was a muthaf*ckin sandwich!"

 

-- sheer poetry. :D

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"She was a good witch, she was a bad witch; but all I wanted was a muthaf*ckin sandwich!"

 

-- sheer poetry. :D

 

That it is!

 

I always REALLY enjoyed that "Hate Everything About You" tune (among many others).

 

I will concur with the brethren and say that I'm an UKJ fan and I hope the new record is on par with previous releases.

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"She was a good witch, she was a bad witch; but all I wanted was a muthaf*ckin sandwich!"

 

-- sheer poetry. :D

Can I get an A-F*cking-Men, child! 'Sandwich' is one of the best and most timelessly funny songs ever recorded. So the rest of the album, and 'Menace to sobriety' (aside from 'Candle') sucked dog balls? Who cares. Their debut and 'Sandwich' are brilliant! :)

 

I'm with Justin and have no hope in the world for this album if it was written in 1998, but who knows? Maybe they smarten up a bit and put a couple of wheels on the bandwagon of modern melodic rock and produce something nice? I could actually genuinely see this band making a relevant CD if they really wanted to. Whether it will happen, well, who knows?

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I'm really surprised that more people did not like Motel California. Great production, catchy songs. All joking aside, has anyone listened to it lately? Other than the ep, its my favorite album from them.

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I think I said it on the main site entry for MC that it is probably my favourite album by them.

I loved the EP and the debut, and thought Menace was excellent although I did lose a lot of my initial love for it after repeated plays for some reason, but there are just too many great songs spread over their entire catalogue to say they ever released a bad album.

 

What I always loved about them is they had so many influences evident through out their albums, from funk, to hair metal, to heavy metal among others, and could easily write a funny song then follow it with something more serious.

 

I was actually posting a whole bunch of their vids on FB a few months ago which makes this new even better for me, as they are fresh in my mind.

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I think I said it on the main site entry for MC that it is probably my favourite album by them.

I loved the EP and the debut, and thought Menace was excellent although I did lose a lot of my initial love for it after repeated plays for some reason, but there are just too many great songs spread over their entire catalogue to say they ever released a bad album.

 

What I always loved about them is they had so many influences evident through out their albums, from funk, to hair metal, to heavy metal among others, and could easily write a funny song then follow it with something more serious.

 

I was actually posting a whole bunch of their vids on FB a few months ago which makes this new even better for me, as they are fresh in my mind.

 

 

Its A Lie kicks my ass every time I hear it. Love that tune...

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