If The Internet Was Fair, These Guys Would Be Way Bigger Than Tay Zonday

Aug 17th, 2007 // 9 Comments

A friend sent this video along to me with the one-liner “it’s like US Maple and Ugly Kid Joe,” and somehow, the Texas butt-rock outfit Complete’s performance of “Hoogie-Boogie Land” is both better and worse than how I pictured that unholy concoction would turn out. The sludgy riff and the Bob Pollard lookalike’s rapidfire shouting of “hoogie-boogie lannnnnnnd!” are already stuck in my too-Velcro-like brain, so thank the stars that Complete’s MySpace page has an MP3 of the track, which I can now use for mind-evacuation purposes. I wonder if playing it loud enough will have an effect similar to those sound-wave pest repellents?

Complete – Hoogie-Boogie Land [YouTube]


  1. FionaScrapple

    Search “Complete – Behind the Music” for the whole story. It’s one of the funniest things on the web.

    God Help us Alllllll!

  2. Bazooka Tooth

    Ugly Kid Joe? That anyone references that band to describe another band is awesome. The cover of their first cd nearly gave my mom a heart attack when i got in like 4th grade.

  3. Lucas Jensen

    The person who sent it to me said it was like The Shaggs meets Judas Priest. Which is also apt. The whole concert can be seen here with some unfortunate douche-y commentary (stick with it for the origin of their name and the interview portions): [youtube.com]

  4. Lucas Jensen

    Okay…this interview is unbelievable (“All them initials is in there”):


  5. nonce

    Somewhere, the members of US Maple are either very proud or very pissed off, while somewhere else the members of Ugly Kid Joe are probably on a houseboat snorting a few lines and plotting their comeback.

    Personally, though, I would say GBV meets Diamanda Galas (drunk) meets “Timothy Leary’s Dead.”

  6. cockfightbarmitzvah

    Geebus! My friend and I are working on a cartoon ostensibly about the worst bar band in the world


    But Complete puts them to shame. They are awesomely horrific.

  7. Jon W

    Didn’t latebloomer post this on ILX?

  8. D Day

    The singer is John Cleese’s brother Jed Cleese.

  9. Agro

    These guys could fill a decent bill with Flipper and Brainbombs.

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