Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mighty High return to the studio this weedkend

We're heading back into the awesome Seizures Palace to record six new songs with Jasonic Lafarge working the boards again. Two songs will be coming out on a 7-inch single (and mp3) towards the end of 2009 and the rest will be stockpiled for the next full length Mighty High tape in early 2010. Brain O))) is already working on the artwork and it's going to be incredible as usual.

Monday, February 23, 2009 review

Writ by Craig Regala

Fucking insidious guitar, guitar, drums, bass drug-punk riff shift combo veering between 1971 (The MC5's High Time) and uh... 1971 (Grand Funk's E Pluribus Funk) from guys who're exactly as beautiful as Blue Oyster Cult when Nixon's boys were breaking into Watergate. As tots/post-tots, they most certainly slapped AC/DC, The Dictators, The Nuge, Motörhead, The Damned, Dead Boys, and other worthies on the turntable during ye olde "parents are away house party," ruining any possibility of congress with the "fairer sex." Ah, art over society'n'shit. Cool move.

Then, as the late '70s back broke ('82 ish), and hardcore reared up to chew its way through arena rock and post-punk's soft white underbelly, I'll bet they liked it, especially those great early SST bands/tours and vicious Australian rock-punk (Cosmic Psychos, Celibate Rifles). So yeah, let's redefine'm as grub-drug punks: Armed with a with a wah-wah, picture of Eddie Hazel taped on every amp, and Stooges and Black Flag tapes blasting in the van. What separates'm from the more expansive (here's where I think the "hardcore" influence is), freewheelin', soulful stuff their influences chucked up is a "get at it" barking, surly, stomp mimicking kickin' in the door of some fuck whose "holdin' yer dope and money, cuz, he thought you wanted it tomorrow." In this respect, they're like the masterful Green River, a churlish mid-'80s band of miscreants who shit-smeared '70s kick-ass and sneering thug punk into a regenerated hard rock later called grunge.

The disc has a loose garage hard rock feel, not unlike some of the early NWOBHM units (as 1980 surfaced), before they got recording budgets and completely metalized. The tunes are grunty and straight-up, the lyrics are declamatory and funny, and when the guitars break off a solo, it's classic Lizzy, buck-shuckin' like Shame Club or Bible of the Devil. It's more "rock" than "metal." The funky churn's not far off Aerosmith/Rose Tattoo/G'N'R minus the arrangements and niceties. This one really belongs on wax, people. Gatefold, so the seeds can bust up the spine after yer done cleaning that ditchweed your cousin brought back from Meigs county. Like Billy Jack woulda said, "Hey man, when it's wild, it's free."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 review

Brooklyn’s Mighty High marked their fifth year of existence by releasing ...In Drug City. It's an energetic release that is sure to satisfy many.

As one might assume by the band’s name, Mighty High is a fan of the green (or of drugs in general). This album is full of twelve high octane anthems in praise of illegal substances. There seems to be a tongue in cheek and party vibe to these songs - the song titles are reminiscent of Bongzilla's (i.e. drug related). Punk dominates Mighty High’s sound, and though the style is not known for its musical techniques, these are some talented musicians. The guitar solos are economical and fit the songs well, and the bassist has very tasty lines ala Steve Harris. This is another of those bands who sound like they would be great to see live.

Mighty High want to get high and have the listener get a contact buzz. Their anthems will have you hooked, just like an addict.

Reviewed by Matthew Tranker (

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jan Kotik memorial - Feb. 7

Mighty High played a short set as part of the annual Jan Kotik memorial. Set: Hands Up; Don't Panic It's Organic; Stone Gett-Off; Mighty High.

Ink N Sleaze review (Holland)

Alright, this band is called Mighty High, and their album is called “In Drug City” so whatya think the songs are about?
Right, their about drugs, gettin’ high and scoring shit.

The music on this disc reminds me of old-school Motörhead.. but with a bigger punk influence and maybe some AC/DC. No time for slowing down these songs start fast and end fast. This is loud, fast and drugfueled music and I love it.

“Hooked On Drugs” starts off with an AC/DC kinda feel but as soon as you get used to it the Motörhead drive takes over the song. The vocals really fit the music on this album.. it’s aggressive and loud, just like the music.

The song “Mighty High” is a real punk tune. I dunno how this band does it but it seems like every song on this album makes me wanna bang my head (even though I’m still recovering from a really bad fever and my head feels like I’ve been drinking Jack allnite) and just chant along with the chorusses. This song makes me wanna do just that maybe most of all..

“Buy The Pound” was a suprise for me, ‘cos this song has got a nice blues feel to it. I love the distorted slide guitar intro and the bassline is killer. And i think the vocals contain the most emotions on this song, the emotions being frustration, anger and whatever else falls into this categorie.

So if your into old-school Motörhead, AC/DC and punk, you should devinatly get your fat ass off your chair and go buy this damn record! Though I think you can better order it on the internet.. So just keep your fat ass in your chair and order it!