Ugly Kid Joe is a rock band which formed in Isla Vista, California, United States in 1989. The band’s name is a parody of the band Pretty Boy Floyd. The band made a name for themselves in the early 1990s with their mix of satire and hard rock/metal sound. The band achieved two worldwide top ten hits with 1992’s “Everything About You” and a 1993 cover of Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle”.
The band released three albums, “America’s Least Wanted” (1992), “Menace to Sobriety” (1995) and “Motel California” (1996) before disbanding in 1997.
The band reunited in the summer of 2010, performing at several festivals throughout 2010 and 2011. The band preformed at the 2012 Download Festival.