Top of the World

Top of the World

by Slightly Stoopid


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Top of the World

Jump to the tropical rave-up called "Ska Diddy" -- with Fishbone's Angelo Moore on guest vocals -- and the genre of punk-rock-reggae comes into play, but Top of the World continues Slightly Stoopid's smooth journey away from bristly music and toward Radio Margaritaville. This evolution suits these Sublime protégés, who can combine a fine groove and simple lyrics for worthy weed anthems ("Marijuana" with roots singer Don Carlos) or fun drinking songs ("Drink Professionally"), but wasted days and wasted nights aren't the only thing fueling the band's sixth studio effort. Bad love ("Ur Love" with reggae great Barrington Levy) and unity amongst mankind ("Just Thinking" with Jurassic 5 member Chali 2na) are some of the heavier topics that sway this group's collective island heart, and while "Way You Move" is a reggae-fied, hot pool of woman-need, the beautiful and sweet "Mona June" with Angela Hunte is the one you marry, acting as the album's great love song of substance. Top of the World is packed with all the guest stars above, plus G. Love helps out during "HiphoppaBlues" and jazz guitarist Dan Papaila lends a hand to the closing "Intro to Organics," but as the band's hazy-eyed fan base can testify, any pipe that's too packed to draw on can be a bummer. Top of the World runs 21 tracks long and while none of it is limp enough to be called filler, that's a long ride on the party bus and a bit too much for newcomers. Still, Slightly Stoopid aren't the succinct punks they once were and now play by jam band rules where the music never stops, so look at this as perfect for that three-day weekend you've got coming or forgive the abundance and just dig how these guys make flip-flops, spliffs, and jamming sound so very necessary.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2012
Label: Stoopid Records
UPC: 0020286211181
catalogNumber: 7
Rank: 8012

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slightly Stoopid   Primary Artist
Barrington Levy   Guest Appearance
Don Carlos   Guest Appearance
Karl Denson   Saxophone
G. Love   Guest Appearance
Marshall Goodman   Guest Appearance
Ian Neville   Guest Appearance
Chali 2na   Guest Appearance
Angela Hunte   Guest Appearance
Dela   Saxophone
Miles   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Rymo   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
OG   Percussion,Harp,Background Vocals
Dan Papelia   Guest Appearance
G-Money   Trumpet,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Paulio Darosa   Guest Appearance
Paul W.   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Angelo Moore   Contributor
Slightly Stoopid   Composer,Producer
Brian Lyons   Producer,Tour Manager
James M. Wisner   Producer
Emek   Cover Art
Doug Boyce   Artwork,Back Cover
Paul Wolstencroft   Contributor
Matt Phillips   Management
Miles Doughty   Contributor
Kyle McDonald   Engineer
Ryan Moran   Contributor
Oguer Ocon   Contributor
Jon Phillips   Management
Garrett Dutton   Contributor
Hannah Shaw   Contribution
Rymo   Engineer
Erik Stein   Publicity
Daniel De La Cruz   Contributor
Donovan Haney   Engineer
Christofer Welter   Contributor
Sarah Abdel   Contribution
Brent French   Artwork
Anthony Levato   Contribution
Andy McCullough   Contribution,Layout
JP Peterson   Artwork,Layout
Emmi Kozulin   Contributor
Xavier Ramirez   Contribution
Seth Doughty   Contribution

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