Motel California

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Motel California
UKJ Motel California.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 22, 1996[1]
GenreRock, hard rock, heavy metal
LabelCastle 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
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Motel California is the third album by the American rock band Ugly Kid Joe. The CD was released on October 22, 1996. Motel California is the last full-length studio album until 2015. They disbanded in January 1997 and reformed in January 2010. It received lukewarm reviews and was a commercial failure.

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 rock 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