A Different Kind Of Ugly

A Different Kind Of Ugly

by The Sons of HerculesThe Sons of Hercules


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The Sons of Hercules have garnered plenty of comparisons to the Stooges, New York Dolls, and Rolling Stones in their reviews. Jaded rock critics are apt to dismiss these as just so much hype, but in this case the comparisons happen to be true, even unavoidable. That in no way means this record is as significant as those of the Stooges or Dolls (let alone the Stones), only that the Sons of Hercules do incorporate traits from all of the above fairly adeptly. A group that draws upon multiple influences blatantly, of course, can in no way claim to be original. But hey, if you just love those groups in their early-'70s heydays and want something in the same vibe, you shouldn't let that stop you, though it's perhaps something better enjoyed in a low-cost club than on the home stereo system. It doesn't rank too high in the song-to-song variety department, true. But at least they know enough not to go too over the top with the self-conscious outrageousness factor, the songs chugging along without trying too hard, paced by coolly cocky vocals and fuzzy raw hard rock riffs.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2009
Label: Saustex Media
UPC: 0733792866522
catalogNumber: 903
Rank: 170273


  1. A Different Kind of Ugly
  2. Brain Dead
  3. Misunderstood
  4. Your Salvation
  5. Numb
  6. Still Waitin'
  7. Startin' To Slip
  8. No Regrets
  9. Too Much Fun
  10. Bad Blood
  11. Rock of Gibraltar
  12. Easy Action

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sons of Hercules   Primary Artist
Kory Cook   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Dale Hollon   Guitar,12-string Guitar,Group Member
Frank Pugliese   Harmonica,Vocals,Group Member
Jeff Linton   Bass,Group Member
Dave "Bone" Pedersen   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Casino El Camino   Bass

Technical Credits

Sons of Hercules   Composer,Producer
Pat Todd   Composer
Chris "Frenchie" Smith   Producer
C. Bailey   Composer
Dave Glessner   Liner Notes
Mystery Dates   Composer

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