Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children (album)

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Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children
Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children (Mushroomhead album).jpg
Studio album by Mushroomhead
Released September 28, 2010
Recorded 2009-2010, Filthy Hands Studio
Genre Alternative metal, industrial metal, electro-industrial
Length 49:32
Label Megaforce
Producer Steve Felton
Mushroomhead chronology
Savior Sorrow
Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children
The Righteous & the Butterfly
Singles from Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children
  1. "Come On"
    Released: August 16, 2010
  2. "I'll Be Here"
    Released: 2010

Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children[1] is the seventh studio album by industrial metal band Mushroomhead. The album was released on September 28, 2010 by Megaforce Records. The first single from the album "Come On", was released on August 16, 2010.[2] It is the band's final album to feature Pig Benis on bass and Gravy on guitar, and it is the only album to feature Lil Dan on percussion.

Album information[edit]

On August 31, 2010, "Come On" was released uncensored on iTunes. The video of their first single "Come On" was premiered on Headbangers Ball on September 27, hosted by Mushroomhead themselves.[3][4] Come On was also featured in the Criminal Minds episode "There's no Place like Home" from the show's 7th season. "Come On" was also featured on Oct 5, 2010 episode of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) on Spike TV as a promotion of the long storied rivalry between Wrestling Legend, Ric Flair and Hardcore Wrestling Legend, Mick Foley.

As stated by the band members themselves, in an interview with MTV, the album title is inspired by the late '80s comic book of the same name. According to the band, they wanted the album title to reflect the nature of the songs themselves, and the title came once they incorporated the visual elements of the project.[5][6]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[7] 4/5 stars[8]
The Marshalltown Chronicle 2.5/5 stars[9]
Metal Underground 3.5/5 stars[10]

After its first week of sales, the album debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Indie chart, and No. 44 overall selling over 11,000 copies the first week.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Come On" 4:07
2. "Inspiration" 3:46
3. "Slaughterhouse Road" 3:41
4. "I'll Be Here" 4:36
5. "Burn the Bridge" 5:10
6. "Holes in the Void" (feat. Joe Altier and Sarah Sloan) 4:45
7. "Harvest the Garden" 4:34
8. "The Harm You Do" 4:06
9. "Your Demise" 4:21
10. "The Feel" 3:50
11. "Darker Days" 3:46
12. "Do I Know You?" 2:46
Total length: 49:32



  • Jeffrey Nothing - vocals, lyrics
  • Waylon - vocals, lyrics
  • Gravy - lead and rhythm guitar
  • Pig Benis - bass
  • Shmotz - keyboards, samples
  • Skinny - drums, percussion, producer
  • ST1TCH - turntables, samples, electronics
  • Lil' Dan - percussion
  • Joe Altier - guest vocals ("Holes In The Void")
  • Sarah Sloan - harmony, guest vocals ("Holes In The Void")
  • John Sustar - Extra Percussion ("Harvest The Garden")


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