Slightly Stoopid is a rock based band from Ocean Beach, California.
can be described as a fusion of acoustic rock and blues with a reggae, hip-hop, and punk
Slightly Stoopid consists of four members including Miles Doughty (guitar, bass,
vocals), Kyle McDonald (guitar, bass, vocals), Ryan Moran (drums), and Oguer Ocon
(congas, percussion, harp, vocals). Some of their major influences are Bob Marley, Led
Zeppelin, Dr. Dre, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, and Miles Davis. As a
band, they have released five albums.
It all started back in 1995, Doughty and McDonald were just a high school band.
At a local show they caught the eye of the late Sublime vocalist Bradley Nowell. Nowell
would soon sign them to his own record label Skunk Records. Slightly Stoopid released
their first two albums independently on Skunk. Their first album was titled “Slightly
Stoopid” and was released in 1996. This album included a more punk style of music. It
was released to local stores in Ocean Beach, San Diego, the setting of one of Southern
California’s premiere surf spots. Their second album was titled “Longest Barrel Ride”
and was released in 1998. This album was more of reggae, surf inspired vibe. “Longest
Barrel Ride” was Slightly Stoopid’s first album that was successful. In 2003, Slightly
Stoopid released “Everything You Need”, their first legitimately produced studio album
since 1998’s “Longest Barrel Ride”. A departure on some levels, “Everything You Need”
was the culmination of the band reaching a new creative level, forging their own brand of