by Slightly Stoopid


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Slightly Stoopid continues its journey away from punk rock on its fifth album, Chronchitis. In fact, by now it's hard to remember when this band ever played like punks. Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty, the original duo, have by now been joined by four other musicians, and while they may still hail from San Diego, their sound is pure Caribbean. Reggae, rocksteady, and especially dub dominate on these groove-heavy tracks. There are other influences -- you can almost sing Traffic's "Feelin' Alright?" to "Hold On to the One" and, despite its title, "Jimi" is reminiscent of Hugh Masekela's "Grazing in the Grass" -- but the Jamaican rhythms are constant, and they are accentuated by the singers' faux-Jamaican accents. The effect is never less than entertaining and almost always infectious, and the guests, particularly touring buddy G. Love, who waxes erotic on "Baby I Like It," provide welcome additions to the sound. Chronchitis is one of those records that sounds like it was formed with live work in mind, and it should keep Slightly Stoopid's summer audiences happy and dancing.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2007
Label: Stoopid Records
UPC: 0020286107026
catalogNumber: 1
Rank: 27919

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slightly Stoopid   Primary Artist
Paul Leary   Electric Piano,Wurlitzer
Angelo Moore   Track Performer
Money Mark   Synthesizer,Piano,Vibes
Miles Doughty   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Kyle McDonald   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Ryan Moran   Drums,Group Member
Oguer Ocon   Harmonica,Percussion,Group Member
Dela   Saxophone
DJ Hell Naw   Turntables
Toko Tasi   Track Performer
Rymo   Drums

Technical Credits

Joe Higgs   Composer
Mario Caldato   Producer,Engineer
Paul Leary   Producer,Engineer
Stuart Sullivan   Engineer
Oscar Monsalve   Engineer
Slightly Stoopid   Composer
Michael "Miguel" Happoldt   Producer,Engineer
Chris DiBeneditto   Producer,Engineer
Matt Phillips   Management
Miles Doughty   Composer
Kyle McDonald   Composer,Engineer
Ryan Moran   Composer
Oguer Ocon   Composer
Jon Phillips   Management
Mike Sutherland   Engineer
Garrett Dutton   Composer
Lizzie Garlinghouse   Publicity
Stuart MacKay Smith   Artwork
Solaar   Engineer

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