Review: Mighty High – Drops a Deuce

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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!

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

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bobvinyl, writer and co-editor of No Song is an Island, founded its predecessor, Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense (whose archives are found here), in 2005 and served as editor and principal contributor until it went on hiatus in 2010. He has also been published in AMP and Loud Fast Rules! (in print) as well as Glide and FensePost on the web. He has been an avid record collector since he was seven years old and enjoys sharing his love of music from the common to the esoteric.

4 thoughts on “Review: Mighty High – Drops a Deuce

  1. The Mad Hatter

    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.

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  2. Barbara(aka Layla)

    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 🙁

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