Review: Mighty High - Drops a Deuce
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!
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