Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Official 2010 biography

Mighty High, Brooklyn’s #1 regressive rock act, is thrilled to announce a new split 7” single with fellow mid-tempo heavy rock preservationists Stone Axe. Released in July, 2010 on the Ripple Music record label, Stone Axe contributes the outstanding “Metal Damage,” the best song Judas Priest never wrote in 1978. Mighty High’s song “Don’t Panic, It’s Organic” expands on their patented Black Flag Railroad assault and adds elements of Rose Tattoo and Sonic’s Rendezvous Band. Supplies are extremely limited and only available from

This new single is the follow up to the beloved Mighty High Drops A Deuce 7” issued November, 2009 (“Cable TV Eye” b/w “Hands Up!”) and 2008’s full length CD Mighty High…In Drug City, all released on the bands home grown label Mint Deluxe Tapes. Both records have been praised by guys over 40 who spend a lot of time exploring Tommy Bolin’s discography. Mighty High have been profiled in publications such as Classic Rock, Revolver, Julian Cope’s Head Heritage website and are consistently voted into the monthly High Times Pot 40 readers poll. (See below for exciting pull quotes!)

2010 has brought about some new and exciting changes for Mighty High. Woody High (guitar/voices) and Jesse D’Stills (drums) are now joined by powerhouse bassist Labatts Santoro and the criminally insanely talented guitarist Kevin Overdose to create the ultimate Mighty High line up. This edition of the band is so powerful that they are now able to perform outside of the NYC area for the first time ever. They are also hard at work on writing new songs for their next album, including the instant classic “I Don’t Wanna Listen To Yes.” Even more exciting is the fact that the band now uses a 4x12 speaker cabinet covered in white shag carpeting that was previously owned and operated by FOGHAT!

A power trio trapped in the body of a quartet, the band was formed in 2002 by Woody High out of sheer necessity. Mighty High existed as a band name, concept and denim jacket long before a single note of music was ever played. In fact, when Woody came up with the band name he couldn’t even play guitar (and still can’t). After years of bragging how great his band would be, his friends challenged him to put up or shut up.

“Well Ripple Music have a gem on their hands. This 7″ split between Washington’s Stone Axe and New York’s Mighty High have paired the two for an awesome set of tunes.” – The Soda Shop

“Mighty High’s ‘Don’t Panic, It’s Organic’ is classic – there’s nobody better at making fun of wretched metal excess. This is a fast number, Aerosmith’s Mama Kin as Motorhead might have done it.” – Lucid Culture

“’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. ‘Hands Up!’ is like a pep rally at a Texas high school if pot was the football team.” - Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense

“Self-styled ‘regressive rock’ marijuaniacs Mighty High of Brooklyn reel off a primo green riffer for the masses.” – Arthur Magazine

“Mighty High…In Drug City effortlessly surfs the tsunami thrown up by AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock-period as though redirected through Grand Funk.” – Julian Cope, Head Heritage

“Positively relentless and gorgeous in its shameless vulgarity. Awesome.” – Classic Rock Magazine (June 2008)

“As the name suggests, their cues come from whatever chemicals they’ve just ingested, but near-lethal doses of MC5, Blue Cheer and Grand Funk contribute to the chaos as well.- Classic Rock Magazine (October 2008)

"Fucking insidious drug-punk riff shift combo veering between 1971 (The MC5's High Time) and uh... 1971 (Grand Funk's E Pluribus Funk).” - Craig Regala, Lollipop

“Sounds like Black Flag tokin', snortin', and shootin' up with Grand Funk Railroad.” – Revolver Magazine

“It’s more than just a clever name — these dudes are seriously fucked up.” - JJ Koczan, The Obelisk

"Mighty High basically sounds like a classic rock cover band who decided to take their cues on what was cool from a couple of fourteen-year-old stoners with leather jackets and a Steve Miller fixation." - Razorcake

“Bought it, played it and didn't like it...oh well, its not the first time!” – customer review

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