Slightly Stoopid is the creative vehicle of childhood friends Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald. The band plays a mix of reggae, rock, hip-hop, punk, funk, folk, and metal. The best way to describe their sound is to compare them to Sublime. Or at least what Sublime could have been had Bradley Nowell lived.
It’s certainly safe to say that if you like Sublime you’ll like Slightly Stoopid.
There’s another reason to compare Slightly Stoopid to Sublime. They were signed by Bradley Nowell to his label Skunk Records. In fact, Doughty and McDonald were signed while they were still in high school.
The band released their first album, Slightly $toopid, in 1996. They followed that up with The Longest Barrel Ride in 1998.
The band had a taste of success in 2003 thanks to their LP Everything You Need. The album peaked at number 20 on the indie charts and sold more than 185,000 copies (which is pretty good for an independent album).
Before entering the studio to work on their next album, the band made some personnel additions. They added drummer Ryan ‘RyMo’ Moran, percussionist Oguer 'OG' Ocon, trumpeter C-Money, and saxophonist Dela. The new talent allowed Doughty and McDonald to experiment with even more musical styles.
With the new, larger lineup, Slightly Stoopid released Closer to the Sun in 2005. The album became their first to crack the Billboard 200. It peaked at number 121.
What came next for the band were Chronchitis in 2007 and Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid in 2008.
Chronchits continued the band’s journey up the charts. This offering reached fifty-five on the Billboard 200 and two on the indie rundown. The album featured contributions from G Love, Angelo Moore, and Money Mark.
Meanwhile, Slightly Not Stoned Enough is a re-release of an EP as well as a collection of odd and rare tracks.
In August of 2012, Slightly Stoopid issued their seventh studio album, Top of the World. The work cracked the top ten of five Billboard charts and peaked at thirteen on the one that counts.Following Top of the World hitting proverbial record store shelves, Slightly Stoopid appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! While on the late night gab fest the band performed the album’s title track.