Entering their third decade of playing music and just in their mid-twenties, Slightly Stoopid have created a one-of-a-kind sound by seamlessly fusing acoustic rock, blues, reggae, hip-hop and punk. Along the way, they have created a legion of die-hard fans. Slightly Stoopid’s dual front men Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald were signed to Skunk Records by Sublime’s Bradley Nowell, while they were still in high school in 1995. Since their self-titled debut this band has improved and changed its sound with every album they have released. Their DVD release “Live at Roberto Tri’s Studios” was one I had to see and will time and time again.
When you have Tommy Chong host your DVD and feature guests like Bob Weir, Karl Denson, Ivan and Ian Neville and Don Carlos, can you really go wrong? Slightly Stoopid was invited by the Grateful Dead and Furthur’s Bob Weir into his state of the art TRI Studios, where they had the privilege to bring down some of their close friends, family, and musical guests to “Roberto’s” TRI clubhouse for an unprecedented live webcast and in-studio performance. Tommy Chong hosted the event and provided some “Wisdom.” The musical guests joining us and playing on the session features Karl Denson, Ivan and Ian Neville of Dumpstaphunk, Don Carlos, and Bob Weir himself! At one point after a song in set two, Kyle says, “Hey Carl! We can smoke in here! Just herb though!” A very fitting thing to say that sets the tone of the DVD.
The result is a 31 song / 2 set acoustic and electric performance including behind the scenes rehearsal footage, and a rare interview segment moderated by Tommy Chong & Bob Weir.
Last but not least, a portion of all proceeds will benefit 2 charitable organizations whom the band supports: Save the Children and World Food Programme.
Despite all the obvious tantalizing names and location, this musical experience is one I’m happy to add to my library.
1. Tommy Chong Intro 2. Jimi Baby 3. Everything You Need 4. Anywhere I Go 5. Zeplike 6. Fat Spliffs
7. Serious Man 8. Underneath The Pressure 9. Closer to the Sun 10. Aint Got a lotta Money 11. I know you Rider 12. Devil’s Door 13. Open Road 14. Wiseman 15. Setbreak Interview.
16. Set Two Intro 17. Just Thinking 18. Baby I Like It 19. We Don’t Wanna Go 20. The Otherside 21. Ska Diddy 22. Cissy Strut 23. Train 1 & 2 24. World Goes Around 25. Ocean 26. Somebody 27. Glocks 28. False Rhythms 29. I’m on Fire 30. Collie Man 31. Hog and Goat 32. Lazer Beam 33. Holiday 34. Brethren Party.