Motel California

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For the Eagles album, see Hotel California (Eagles album).
Motel California
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Studio album by Ugly Kid Joe
Released October 22, 1996[1]
Genre Rock, Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 39:30
Label Castle Communications
Ugly Kid Joe chronology
Menace to Sobriety
Motel California
The Very Best of Ugly Kid Joe: As Ugly as It Gets
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Motel California is the third studio album by rock band Ugly Kid Joe. Released in 1996, it was their last album before they disbanded in 1997 and reformed in 2010. It received lukewarm reviews and poor sales.

The title is a parody of the Eagles's album, Hotel California. The song "Rage Against the Answering Machine" is a pun on the name of the Los Angeles band Rage Against the Machine.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's a Lie" 3:01
  2. "Dialogue" 2:27
  3. "Sandwich" 2:46
  4. "Rage Against the Answering Machine" 1:40
  5. "Would You Like to Be There" 3:18
  6. "Little Red Man" 4:02
  7. "Bicycle Wheels" 2:01
  8. "Father" 3:31
  9. "Undertow" 4:31
  10. "Shine" 2:51
  11. "Strange" 4:22
  12. "12 Cents" 4:54