Premiere: Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music Debuts “I Got a Message for You” Video

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Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music is the garage-punk project helmed by Mickey Leigh, brother of late Ramones singer Joey Ramone. Leigh recently released his solo debut record, Variants of Vibe, back 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 is premiering below.

Featuring Leigh on guitars/vocals, Westrocker P. Crawford on bass and Pat Carpenter on drums, it’s pretty much a mission statement for Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music:

“Like every organic entity, music is perpetually re-adapting itself in order to survive = mutating,” said Mickey Leigh of his new musical project. “As we know, things we create also variate as they mutate. Mutated Music is what we are. Our new album presents a Variant of Vibe. This may sound complicated, but, it’s only rock n roll. and we love it and don’t want to see it become extinct! Mutated Music = Rescuing Rock ‘n Roll, One Song At a Time.”

Click here to pick up Variants of Vibe on CD from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here to pick up Variants of Vibe on LP from our Rock Cellar Store (release date: April 29)

A bit more on Leigh’s musical career, which includes a recent partnership with Stevie Van Zandt:

Leigh started his first band in 1964 at the age of 10, and by the age of 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 plenty more.

In 2020, he decided to step out on his own and begin releasing tracks with Stevie Van Zandt’s (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 his first solo album, Variants of Vibe.

In addition to his music career, Leigh penned the acclaimed book I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Memoir, recounting his stories and experiences growing up the brother of Joey Ramone in Forest Hills, Queens, and will also be executive producer of the in-progress Netflix film adaptation of the book — which will star Pete Davidson as Joey Ramone.

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