Friday, March 28, 2008

Live review by Kiko Jones

Wilco fan and indie rock blogger Kiko Jones' review of the record release show
(3/27/08) at Southpaw.

What Comes Around Goes Around

Good old ‘70s hard rock, of the kind championed by the likes of Aerosmith back in the day, hasn’t curried much favor with the mainstream rock audience since Guns ‘n’ Roses reminded us 20 years ago what the fuss over Toys in the Attic and Rocks was all about. Even the stoner rock scene with its re-fried Black Sabbath riffs has enjoyed a lot more press and acclaim. But all across the country, pockets of local scenes are flying the riff flag high and rockin’ like it’s 1975, Grand Funk Railroad are all the rage, and the ‘80s never happened.

Influenced equally by hard rock, Motor City mayhem and punk of the SST variety, with lyrics that clearly would’ve made them poster children for Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No!” anti-drug campaign, Mighty High celebrated the release of their debut CD, In Drug City, headlining a no-nonsense bill with a blistering set of meat-and-potatoes rock and roll, and putting on some well-received arena-sized rock star moves for the assembled crowd. Yes, a tree grows in Brooklyn but of a very different kind for these guys.
Two of Mighty High’s Brooklyn brethren rounded out the bill: Federale, with a bluesy, twin-guitar fireworks approach that shows off how tight the band really is; and Saloonatics, a ballsy, high-octane outfit whose raw energy and old-school punk-influenced assault gives new meaning to the term power trio. All in all, it was an evening of true believers giving it all in the most direct of ways possible: loud, hard, fast. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday night, huh?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday 3/27/08 @ Southpaw, Brooklyn

3/27/08 record release show
Record release show for Mighty High...In Drug City. Probably the best we've ever played. Going on after The Saloonatics and Federale is inspiring, to say the least. DJ Wake N Bake kicked out ALL of the jams throughout the night - James Gang, Flipper, Plasmatics, Gang Green, Led Zep, Curtis Mayfield, etc. Why can't more shows be like this?

Everyone that came through the door got a free copy of the CD whether they wanted it or not.

Set list: Dusted; Hands Up; Stone Gett-Off; Drug City; Shooting Spree; Buy The Pound; Breakin Shit; Cable TV Eye; I Live To Get High; T.S. Eliot; Hooked On Drugs; Mighty High; Albert Hofmann; The Mooche

Live snaps by Theo Wargo.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Heavy Planet review

New Band To Burn One To-Mighty High

Are you looking for some ass-kicking classic-rock inspired punk/stoner/metal with a lot of cowbell? Well, you have come to the right place. As stated on the band's MySpace page, "Mighty High is a classic-rock inspired punk/metal band from Brooklyn, NY dedicated to getting loaded and playing loud."

The band has been together for 5 years and just recently released their debut album "...In Drug City" on their own label Mint Deluxe Tapes. The album features 12 drug-induced slabs of punk rock mayhem. Combining the stage energy of hardcore punk rock legends Black Flag with the classic rock riffs of Grand Funk Railroad, the band's overall sound can be best described as "Black Flag Railroad".

It is really hard to say which songs on the album really stand out, because they are all really fun to listen to. I must have listened to the album at least 4 times in a row. The songs are catchy and melodic, yet heavy enough to feel like you just got kicked in the skull. But if I were to point out a few, I would have to say "I Live To Get High", "Hooked On Drugs", and "Stone Gett-Off".

One interesting thing to note about the band was that the band was formed and named without singer/guitarist Woody High even knowing how to play a single note.

The band has toured extensively with the likes of Mess With The Bull, Puny Human, and most notably the only band to ever share the stage with Thor and Valient Thorr.

So now do yourself a favor, go burn one and check this band out!

"Are you ready for some REAL rock n' roll?"

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Mighty High...In Drug City final artwork

12 songs and 40 minutes of pure stone gett-off, released on our own label Mint Deluxe Tapes (cat. # K812, UPC 796873038454).

Track listing -
Hooked On Drugs
Escape From Daytop
Mighty High
Breakin Shit
Drug City
Stone Gett-Off
Buy The Pound
Albert Hofmann
Shooting Spree
I Live To Get High
T.S. Eliot

Front cover artwork by Brain O)))

Inside design by Chef Vin Jovi, photos by Bride 69

Outside tray card artwork by Brain O)))

Inside tray card design by Brain O)))

Disc label art by Brain O)))