The hype is real and justified. Ugly Kid Joe’s new critically acclaimed EP, Stairway to Hell is garnering accolades and positive reviews all over. In keeping with the momentum we’ve been given the privilege of hosting a free download of the new song “No One Survives”. Listen and grab it above… then share the love!
Ugly Kid Joe’s stratospheric rise came about soon after their formation in 1990. After signing to Mercury Records, the band released the EP As Ugly As They Wanna Be. On the strength of the hit single “Everything About You,” it went on to sell over a million copies in the U.S., becoming the highest selling debut EP of all time and the first EP in history to be certified Platinum. In 1992, UKJ released America’s Least Wanted which became a double-platinum phenomenon, and saw the band tour worldwide supporting legends such as Ozzy Osbourne and Van Halen. Two more albums were to come out, 1995’s Menace To Sobriety and 1996’s Motel California, before UKJ decided to take a hiatus.
Of Stairway to Hell, Allmusic.com says: “That decade-plus the Ugly Kid Joe members spent playing professionally is immediately evident here,” while Pittsburgh Music Magazine reports, “The fact that they still sound so strong and intense even after 15 years is remarkable. Expectations be damned: Ugly Kid Joe are back.”