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Ugly Things Magazine, the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll read is now a podcast! Hosted by author and music journalist Mike Stax, Ugly Things brings you wild sounds from past dimensions, when rock ‘n’ roll was young, daring, dangerous and vital. Each episode brings you the very best in ’60s beat, garage rock, punk and psychedelic music, featuring interviews and profiles about the era’s most influential and... more

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In this episode we begin the story of the Misunderstood, one of the most exciting and innovative psychedelic groups of the 1960s. Lead singer Rick Brown talks to Mike Stax about the early days of the band in Riverside, California, their association w... more

7 days ago

In this episode, Mike Stax talks to Pretty Things bass player and songwriter Wally Waller about the heady days of 1969 and 1970, and the making of their post-psychedelic masterpiece, Parachute. more

20 days ago

Outtakes from Mike's March 15, 2023 interview with Derv Gordon of The Equals, lead singer of the trailblazing UK rock/soul/pop group best-known for smash hits like “Baby Come Back” and “Viva Bobby Joe”. more

a month ago

Don Stevenson of Moby Grape returns for another interview. This time we talk about Moby Grape’s grim times in 1968, and go track-by-track on their wonderful yet overlooked third album, Moby Grape ’69. The band’s biographer, Cam Cobb, joins the conver... more

2 months ago


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5.0 out of 5 stars from 114 ratings
  • The Gold Standard

    Much like the beloved Ugly Things magazine the accompanying podcast is the gold standard for great lesser known bands and artists. Just listened to a deep dive into the Pretty Things majestic Parachutes album and learned new things about a favorite album. Well worth plunging into!

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    Sir Godfrey Lushington
    United States18 days ago

    Thanks Mike and crew for everything you do!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Essential Listening

    A great listen. Mike Stax’s respectful and knowledgeable approach draws out information you will not hear elsewhere. His recent interviews with Johnny Echols and the wonderful Cyril Jordan are both hilarious and insightful, painting vivid pictures of the West Coast music scene of the late 60s and early 70s and what life was really like in bands that wavered between fame and obscurity. Stax’s Ugly Things magazine has been essential reading for years; this podcast is shaping up to be just as essen... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdoma year ago
  • Deep dive stuff

    The interview recording of Sky Saxon is absolute GOLD.

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    Australiaa year ago
  • More Ugly Things

    Unreal!!! The audio equivalent of the magazine but so much more!!!

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    Wooley Booger
    United Statesa year ago

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