As Ugly as They Wanna Be

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As Ugly as They Wanna Be
UglyKidJoe - AsUglyAsTheyWannaBe.jpg
EP by
ReleasedOctober 15, 1991
GenreHeavy metal, funk metal
ProducerUgly Kid Joe,
Ryan Dorn
Ugly Kid Joe chronology
As Ugly as They Wanna Be
America's Least Wanted
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune1/4 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB[3]
Los Angeles Times1/4 stars[4]

As Ugly as They Wanna Be is an EP by the American heavy metal band Ugly Kid Joe. It was released in 1991. The title of the album is a parody of 2 Live Crew's 1989 album As Nasty As They Wanna Be.

As Ugly as They Wanna Be is notable for being the first EP to be certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.[5][6]

EP information[edit]

Two tracks "Madman" and "Everything About You" later appear on the band's 1992 debut album America's Least Wanted with only little changes (new vocal track on "Madman" and spoken intro on "Everything About You"). "Everything About You" later became a hit single and was used in the movie Wayne's World, which was released in the same year.

The track "Sweet Leaf" is a cover of the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Madman" – 3:37
  2. "Whiplash Liquor" – 3:40
  3. "Too Bad" – 5:54
  4. "Everything About You" – 4:14
  5. "Sweet Leaf"/"Funky Fresh Country Club" – 7:31
  6. "Heavy Metal" – 0:25


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1992 Billboard 200 4

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1992 "Everything About You" Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
1992 "Everything About You" The Billboard Hot 100 9


  1. ^ McDonald, Steven. "As Ugly as They Wanna Be - Ugly Kid Joe". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Herrmann, Brenda (1992-04-09). "Ugly Kid Joe As Ugly as They Wanna Be (Stardog)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  3. ^ Garza, Janiss (1992-03-27). "As Ugly As They Wanna Be Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  4. ^ Willman, Chris (1992-03-15). "Ugly Kid Joe (As Ugly as They Wanna Be)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  5. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Database Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine for Ugly Kid Joe
  6. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Database Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine (sort by "Certification Date")