THE UGLY GUYS Lost In The Badlands

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THE UGLY GUYS Lost In The Badlands

CD TRACKLISTING

1. The Hard Way
2. Heart River Falls
3. Lost In The Badlands
4. A Man’s Gotta Do
5. Modern Music
6. Did You Ever Know?
7. Your Alibi
8. Wrong Side Of Memphis
9. Annie Oakley Hat
10. The Man Who Couldn’t Pay
11. Help Yourself
12. Written All Over Your face
13. Truck Driving Man

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The UGLY GUYS are legendary KURSAAL FLYERS (UK Hit single “Little Does She Know” number 14 1976) members PAUL SHUTTLEWORTH and VIC COLLINS who have played together since 1969 when they were in the band Cow Pie. They are joined by Steve Oliver (Jerry The Ferret), Bob Clouter (Mickey Jupp) and Andy Farrell.

The band name comes from a much loved Kursaal Flyers song and audience reaction to the bands new album “Lost In the Badlands” has been nothing short of ecstatic. If you like Cosmic American Music then check out The Ugly Guys” they play like veterans but rock like 18 year olds”.

BAND MEMBERS
PAUL SHUTTLEWORTH, VIC COLLINS, STEVE OLIVER, BOB CLOUTER, ANDY FARRELL

Reviews

...The quintet's collective gun is clearly pointed at timeless target, what with country staple 'Truck Driving Man' that they beef up to rev up the final drive, and it might well be celluloid heroism in the likes of the mandolin-swirling boogie 'A Man's Gotta Do.'

Yet effervescent opener 'The Hard Way' kicks the saloon doors with just the right swagger, and 'Your Alibi' packs a parting punch rather than regret in the exquisite mariachi ringing of Steve Oliver's acoustic guitar. High on humor, even the most smooth songs such as 'The Man Who Couldn't Pay' make one's ears prick and listen closely.

The GUYS' delivery is more desert-dry than that of FLYERS, but in such company one wouldn't get lost anywhere.****1/4

DMME.net (August 2013)


Commercial success has largely eluded vocalist Paul Shuttleworth and pedal steel guitar ace Vic Collins...they're now operating under the self-deprecating pseudonym of the Ugly Guys, delivering an easy-on-the-ear new Angel Air album whose highlights include 'Heart River Falls', 'The Hard Way' and a fine cover of the similarly under-appreciated Mickey Jupp's Modern Music.

Kevin Bryan (July 2013)


...You know you’re in for a cover version when the song is about a ‘Truck Driving Man’. While the Terry Fell original is a lot more bluegrass/Appalachian folk orientated, including a fitting nasal twang by its singer, our five local cowboys managed to turn this into a country sizzler that comes over as seasoned as a taco tastes (I said taco, not burrito…). Great keyboards as well!

The Ugly Guys might not look like the hottest act to step out of a last chance saloon, but they sure deliver the goods with much gusto and bravado!

music-news.com (July 2013)

 

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