Premiere: Mickey Leigh’s Mutant Music Releases ‘I Have A Message For You’ Video
The Mutant Music of Mickey Leigh is the garage-punk project led by Mickey Leigh, brother of the late Ramones singer Joey Ramone. Leigh recently released her first solo album, Variants of Vibesback in February on Wicked Cool Records.
One of the songs from the album, “I Got a Message for You,” now has a music video, which Rock Cellar premieres below.
With Leigh on guitars and vocals, Westrocker P. Crawford on bass, and Pat Carpenter on drums, that’s pretty much a mission statement for Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music:
“Like any organic entity, music is perpetually readjusting to survive = mutate,” Mickey Leigh said of his new musical project. “As we know, the things we create also vary as they mutate. Mutated Music is who we are. Our new album features a variation of Vibe. It may sound complicated, but it’s just rock n roll. and we love it and don’t want to see it die! Mutated Music = Saving Rock ‘n Roll, one song at a time.
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A bit more about Leigh’s musical career, which includes a recent partnership with Stevie Van Zandt:
Leigh started his first band in 1964 at age 10, and by age 14 he was in a band with Joey and Tommy Ramone. He has been an instrumental figure in the New York punk scene ever since, including founding The Rattlers, Sibling Rivalry (with Joey Ramone), STOP and many others.
In 2020 he decided to go out on his own and start releasing tracks with Stevie Van Zandt (The Sopranos, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul) Wicked Cool Records. Leigh’s partnership with Wicked Cool Records continues with the release of her first solo album, Variants of Vibes.
In addition to her musical career, Leigh has written the acclaimed book I slept with Joey Ramone: memoirtelling his stories and experiences growing up with Joey Ramone’s brother in Forest Hills, Queens, and will also serve as executive producer of the ongoing Netflix film adaptation of the book – which will star Pete Davidson as Joey Ramone.
Intriguing news this week that ‘SNL’ Pete Davidson will play Joey Ramone in a new officially sanctioned biopic for @Netflix.
It is based on the 2009 book “I Had Sex with Joey Ramone”, written by Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh. https://t.co/aKVeuacLmm pic.twitter.com/jZCo5OoNMA
— RockCellar Magazine (@RockCellarMag) April 16, 2021