Ugly Kid Joe is an American hard rock band from Isla Vista, California. The band's name spoofs that of another band, Pretty Boy Floyd. Ugly Kid Joe's sound included a range of styles, including rock, hard rock and heavy metal.
With reference to the band's overall sound and vision, its members have frequently claimed that they were simply a manifestation of their environment and lifestyles in Southern California. After releasing three full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the 1990s, Ugly Kid Joe disbanded in 1997, but decided to reform thirteen years later.