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Slightly Stoopid is an American band based in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, who describe their music as "a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk." As a band, they have released eight albums (two live), with their seventh studio album entitled Top of the World on August 14, 2012. The band was originally signed by Bradley Nowell from the band Sublime to his label Skunk Records while still in high school.

Slightly Stoopid was formed in 1995 in Ocean Beach, California by childhood friends Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald. Soon after, Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell discovered the duo and asked them to perform a set at the Foot Hill Tavern in Long Beach, California. Nowell immediately signed them to his label, Skunk Records, while the band was still in high school. A pair of releases soon followed1996's punk-tinged Slightly $toopid (featuring a guest appearance by Nowell on the song Prophet later covered by Sublime and released on their box set, Everything Under the Sun) and 1998's surf-inspired The Longest Barrel Ride.

The group self-released 2001s Acoustic Roots: Live & Direct (a 40-minute acoustic set, captured live at San Diego 's Rock 105.3 radio station) the first for their own label, Stoopid Records, before issuing 2003's Everything You Need on Surfdog (a musical departure for the band, that sold more than 185,000 copies). After solidifying a new line-up with the additions of Ryan 'RyMo Moran (drums), Oguer 'OG' Ocon (congas, percussion, harp, vocals) from the B Side Players, and C-Money (trumpet, keyboard) and Dela (saxophone) from John Brown's Body, the band began to mix even more different musical styles on 2005s Closer to the Sun. The album featured collaborations with well-known reggae names such as Barrington Levy and Scientist. Closer to the Sun impressively debuted in the Billboard Top 200 and sold nearly 25,000 copies in its first two months of release. A year later, Slightly Stoopid issued their first-ever electric live album, Winter Tour '05-'06 Live CD/DVD, as well as their first-ever DVD, ''Live in San Diego', while 2007 saw the release of the groups fifth studio effort, Chronchitis, which debuted at No. 55 on the Billboard 200, and No. 2 on the indie charts.

2008 saw the band issuing their first-ever 'odds and ends collection, Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid the groups newest release for their growing label, Stoopid Records (which will also feature releases by other groups, including the labels first signed act, The Expendables from Santa Cruz, California). Included on Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid are outtakes from both the Closer to the Sun (including tracks that were previously issued as a limited edition bonus CD) and Chronchitis sessions, as well as a bevy of new material recorded at the famed Circle House Studios in Miami, Florida, and such cover tunes as UB40s I Would Do For You and the traditional I Know You Rider (most notably covered by The Grateful Dead). Also making their first appearance on a Slightly Stoopid studio album are newly recorded renditions of the long-time live standards False Rhythms and Sinsemilla.

The band's seventh studio album, Top of the World, was released on August 14, 2012.

Source: Wikipedia

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