The Artwork That Should Not Be #12: “Menace To Sobriety” by Ugly Kid Joe
1995 saw Isla Vista, Californian hard rockers Ugly Kid Joe release their second album “Menace To Sobriety”. Having gained huge commercial success with their cover of “Cats In The Cradle” by Harry Chapin, they headed to the studio with Producer GGGarth Palacio Del Rio, Santa Barbara and recorded arguably some of their heaviest material to date. The cover art? Well it’s a homage to Menace II Society, a 1993 Hood Teen Drama famed for its gritty portrait of hood life including violence, profanity, and drug-related shenanigans. Even if it does look like a pre-weight gain Augustus Gloop enjoying a pre-meal beer before a large Sunday roast.