Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ugly Kid Joe- "Love Ain't True" Single


California's hard rock band Ugly Kid Joe found some success in 1992 with the single "Everything About You". Along with their cover of Harry Chapin’s "Cat's in the Cradle" the song allowed the band to make a bit of a splash on the radio and with MTV in the mix Ugly Kid Joe was a joke band made good. Despite the early success the band disbanded in 1997. 13 years later rumors began to swirl that the band was refroming and in mid-2010 Ugly Kid Joe made it official. Having recorded a 6 track EP the band are now looking for a new label. The new single "Love Ain't True" is their first new track in ages and this EP will prove to be their first new recording since 1995's "Motel California". While I have always had a soft spot for Ugly Kid Joe's mix of hard rock, glam, punk and heavy metal I find this new track to be quite lacking. "Love Ain't True" sounds hollow and rather limp. Never mind the production job which is itself somewhat thin. The new song just sounds uninspired and quite frankly lame. Let's hope it isn't a sign of the new direction of Ugly Kid Joe because I know first hand that their are a lot of people excited about the prospect of new material from Whitfield Crane and company.


Blogger Metal Mark said...

Always found them to be rather average.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

I liked their sense of humor and honestly having an anti-love ballad was a nice change of pace.

9:06 AM  

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