Reunited hard rockers UGLY KID JOE have launched a Kickstarter campaign to offer their fans the opportunity to get involved with the production of their music video for the song "I'm Alright" off their latest EP, "Stairway To Hell".
Commented the band: "It has been a minute since our last music video, and we want to take it to the next level with this one. We're going the independent route and only with your help and generosity can we make this thing happen.
"We have lots of cool merchandise, some very rare and limited, and even a special experience on the set to offer you.
"Your donations will go directly to the making of this video, from renting the gear to hiring a kick-ass crew and sending it through post-production to be completed.
"We can only do this with your help, so if you like what you see, go ahead and throw down what you can. We’re very excited to make this video... Let's do this!"
Among the items offered through Kickstarter is to get a chance to meet UGLY KID JOE on tour in October. Other items include an opportunity to attend an UGLY KID JOE rehearsal with a friend in the U.S. and go out for dinner with the band afterwards.
This project will only be funded if at least $12,000 is pledged by Friday, October 12.
For more information, visit Kickstarter.
"Stairway To Hell" was released digitally on June 5 and physically on July 9. The CD heralds UGLY KID JOE's return, containing songs spanning the full repertoire of influences which made UGLY KID JOE one of the prime soundtracks for young snowboarders, surfers, keggers and characters worldwide. Whether it's "Devil’s Paradise", with it's hypnotic riffery and hook line, grooving and grinding its hips seductively, the melodic power-fueled darkness of "No One Survives" or the irrepressibly memorable chug-and-chorus of "I'm Alright" it's clear that UGLY KID JOE have everything they started with plus fatter chops and a (frankly) superior curve on songwriting.
"Stairway To Hell" track listing:
01. Devil's Paradise
02. You Make Me Sick
03. No One Survives
04. I'm Alright
05. Love Ain't True! (feat. Angelo Moore and Dirty Walt of FISHBONE)
06. Another Beer
UGLY KID JOE released three full-length albums and toured extensively throughout the 1990s before disbanding in 1997.
UGLY KID JOE 2012 is:
Whitfield Crane - Vocals
Klaus Eichstadt - Guitar
Dave Fortman - Guitar
Cordell Crockett - Bass
Shannon Larkin - Drums