Ugly Kid Joe

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Isla Vista, California, USA, in 1989 by Whitfield Crane (19 January 1968; vocals), later joined by Klaus Eichstadt (guitar), Mark Davis (drums), Roger Lahr (guitar), and Cordell Crockett (whose father owned Guitar Player magazine; bass), the band flirted with several names before settling on Ugly Kid Joe, coined for a support slot in order to satirize headliners Pretty Boy Floyd. The band made their debut with a mini-album, As Ugly As They Wanna Be, which was an almost instant success, selling over two million copies in the USA on the back of the poppy Top 10 hit ‘Everything About You’, a humorous number featured in the enormously popular movie, Wayne’s World. The song, which also reached number 3 in the UK, rather belied the true musical nature of the band, in reality much heavier with funk influences, drawing comparisons with both Mötley Crüe and Faith No More from reviewers. Shannon Larkin (b. 24 April 1967, USA; drums,...

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