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60 min2020 NOV 23
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Transformation Highway - Ugly is Beautiful - Oliver Tree


These days Oliver Tree lives in Hollywood. But he started out here in Santa Cruz, California. The performer’s first album (and last) - Ugly is Beautiful - was released by Atlantic Records and leapt onto the billboard charts on August 1, 2020 as both number one alternative and rock album. Oliver Tree, who embodies elements of Evil Knievel, Andy Kaufman and Iggy Pop, spoke with John Malkin on Transformation Highway on KZSC 88.1 about why the album release was delayed, what it’s like to build the world’s biggest scooter (and ride it) and why he’s done with music and has established a production company called Alien Boy Films.