Slightly Stoopid Biography
The Southern California USA-based outfit Slightly Stoopid first formed in the mid-'90s when guitarists + bassists & vocalists Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald, while still in high school, began to make music together blending electric and acoustic Rock with Ska-Punk Reggae and Hip-Hop.
Not long after, the pair caught the attention of Sublime vocalist Bradley Nowell, who signed them to his own Skunk Records label. In 1998, Slightly Stoopid released its eponymous debut album and followed it up with a second independent record, "The Longest Barrel Ride", before the year was out.
After a couple of years of hard core gigging, in the summer of 2001, McDonald and Doughty performed an hour-long live acoustic set which was recorded and released on their own Stoopid Records imprint; this CD, "Live & Direct Acoustic Roots", became a fan favorite having sold over 25,000 copies, mostly at shows.
In the spring of 2003 the band resurfaced with "Everything You Need", their first legitimately produced studio effort since 1998, the album has a special guest appearance by G. Love on "Mellow Mood" and reached the #20 position on The Billboard Magazine's Top Independent chart.
Recorded with a line-up of dual front-men McDonald-Doughty, drummer Ryan Moran and Oguer Ocon on congas + percussion & harp, Slightly Stoopid released in April 2005 "Closer To The Sun"; the 20-song set contained the single "Somebody" and became their first album to break into The Billboard 200 Sales chart.
Released in August 2007 Stoopid's fifth studio album, "Chronchitis", featured guest performances by Hip-Hop legend Guru and long time musical counterpart G. Love, as well as members of Beastie Boys. The disc peaked at #55 on The Billboard Top 200 chart and its main single, "2am", became their first Hot Modern Rock Tracks entry at #37.
"Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid",
which contained all the tracks from the EP of the same name, as well as
other outtakes, rarities and new studio material arrived in July 2008
reaching #73 on The Billboard 200.
The band then expanded to a six-piece with the addition of trumpeter C-Money and saxophonist DeLa.
In August 2012 Slightly Stoopid resurfaced with their seventh studio release, "Top Of The World". It debuted at #13 on The Billboard 200 Albums list and the lead single, the disc's title-track, reached #25 on The Alternative Songs chart.