Someone's Ugly Daughter is a alternative rock album by "Chick." It was released on September 5, 1995 through Epic Records.

On September 27, 2020, Mariah revealed that she secretly recorded the album with her friend Clarissa Dane while recorded the album, Daydream.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

Mariah recorded "Someone's Ugly Daughter" while recording the album "Daydream" in 1995. In her memoir titled "The Meaning of Mariah Carey" Mariah revealed that she would "bring a little alt-rock song to the band and burn a silly guitar riff" She also wrote that "It was irrelevant, raw, and urgent. Mariah would "commit to her character" while "playing with the style of a breezy-grunge, punk-light white female singers who were popular at the time." Mariah admitted that recording this album allowed her to "break free, let loose and express her misery.

Mariah also expressed in her memoir that she "looked forward to doing her alter-ego sessions after recording Daydream each night.

On September 27, 2020 numerous details surrounding this album were revealed. First, Mariah tweeted that she recorded a "secret" album with her friend Clarissa.[2] Second, an article from Pitchfork revealed that Mariah wrote, produced, and sang background vocals on every song from Chick’s album.[3] She did not, however, write “Surrender,” which is a Cheap Trick cover. Mariah was also responsible for the album packaging’s art direction and directed one of the band’s music videos.

"Someone's Ugly Daughter" is isn’t currently available on streaming services, but find music videos and previews from the album online. Fans are able to purchase a CD version of the album via Amazon.[4]

Cover art[edit | edit source]

Mariah stated in "The Meaning of Mariah Carey," that she created the album's cover.[5] Mariah used a pink lipstick to write the album's title over a Polaroid picture Tommy had taken of a giant dead cockroach in Italy. She also requested that a smashed-up eye shadow makeup palette was added to the cover.

Lead vocals[edit | edit source]

Clarissa Dane is the lead singer on all eleven tracks of "Someone's Ugly Daughter."[6] Mariah provided backing/hidden vocals on each track. She is currently searching for her lead vocals and she will "not stop" until its found.[7]

Singles[edit | edit source]

The lead single "Malibu" was released on August 22, 1995. A music video for the song was also recorded.[8]

The second single, "Demented", was released in 1995. [9] A music video for this song was also recorded.[10]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Booklet[edit | edit source]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

Standard Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Joe"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey, W. Vlad (assumed to be) Walter Afanasieff & W Chester4:26
2."Love Is a Scam"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey, W. Vlad (assumed to be) Walter Afanasieff & W. Chester3:04
3."Violent"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey, W. Vlad (assumed to be) Walter Afanasieff3:03
4."Malibu"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey, W. Vlad (assumed to be) Walter Afanasieff & W. Chester2:46
5."Demented"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey, W. Vlad (assumed to be) Walter Afanasieff3:33
6."Freak"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey, W. Vlad (assumed to be) Walter Afanasieff & W. Chester2:18
7."Agony"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey, W. Vlad (assumed to be) Walter Afanasieff3:58
8."Surrender"R. Nialsen4:15
9."Hermit"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey, W. Vlad (assumed to be) Walter Afanasieff2:43
10."Prom Queen"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey, W. Vlad (assumed to be) Walter Afanasieff3:39
11."Stork: Orphan In My Room"Clarissa Dane, D. Sue (assumed to be) Mariah Carey2:40


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The album is almost completely unavailable for purchase (sold out on eBay and almost $1,000 on Amazon) and virtually nonexistent (officially) on streaming.
  • Clarissa Dane recently received her CD copy of the album.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

Someone's Ugly Daughter
September 5, 1995 • 36:18 • Epic Records
Songs
Released AgonyDementedFreakHermitJoeLove Is a ScamMalibuProm QueenStork: Orphan In My RoomSurrenderViolent
Artists
Chick
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