Thursday, October 22, 2009

Review: Mighty High - Drops a Deuce

Label: self-released

Released: October 12, 2009

True to the form they set with last year's full-length, In Drug City, Mighty High's new EP is nothing if not unabashedly fun. This 7" EP features two songs that waste nothing (except perhaps brain cells). "Cable TV Eye" is full-on stoner paranoia propelled by riffs they learned from hard rock leaning punk bands like Gang Green or the Circle Jerks in the mid-to-late 80s. It's thick and chunky and full of good things for your rock and roll appetite. "Hands Up!" is like a pep rally at a Texas high school if pot was the football team. It's recorded live and, to the band's credit, there is little distinction between this and the studio track. Their energy can't be contained no matter where it's being recorded. So, it's two sides, one studio, one live, and both rock uncontrollably. No pretensions, no cleverness, no tricks, no fakes, just rock and roll you can get high off of whether you smoke pot or not.

Top it all off with some fantastic R. Crumb-style artwork (seriously, it's almost as fun as the Cheap Thrills cover) and sweet baby blue marble vinyl and it's a package that can't be beat!

Satriani: 6/10
Zappa: 6/10
Dylan: 7/10
Aretha: 9/10
Overall: 8/10



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Anonymous Woody said...

Dude - it's Viagra colored vinyl!

Thanks again for your support.

11:39 AM  
Blogger The Mad Hatter said...

Life is weird. I'm making the rounds here and at Ripple and you guys both posted this -- all after I just recently found In Drug City that Woody sent me ages ago. Woody, I'm thinking I should take the train home from Hank's because all that cheap beer is going to get to my head. Can;t to hear you guys live. Peace.

12:22 AM  
Blogger Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Will you do me a favor? If you don't see me Wed nite on Ripple Effect will you shoot me an email and remind me...I mean if you're there. Thanks. I always remember around 10 pm when its over :(

12:31 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...


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