Infectious Grooves

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Infectious Grooves
Origin Venice, California, United States
Genres Alternative metal, funk metal
Years active 1989–present
Labels Epic, Suicidal, 550 Music
Associated acts Suicidal Tendencies, Jane's Addiction, Metallica, Excel
Members Mike Muir
Dean Pleasants
Stephen Bruner
Tim Stewart
Eric Moore
Past members Robert Trujillo
Adam Siegel
Stephen Perkins
Brooks Wackerman

Infectious Grooves is a funk metal supergroup led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. It also features former Excel guitarist Adam Siegel, ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo (now in Metallica), and ex-Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. To date, the project released four albums between 1991 and 2000.

Though Muir's sense of humor was often obvious with Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves often brought out a goofier type of humor: their albums contain comedy skits by a reptilian lover named Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson the third.

The Infectious Grooves have been on hiatus between the release of their fourth album, 2000's Mas Borracho and 2007, having not written new material, toured or recorded, but the band's personnel have kept busy with other projects. 2008 sees the return of the band on tour with a one-month tour across Europe in April featuring Steve Brunner on bass, Eric Moore on drums, Dean Pleasants and Tim Stewart on guitars. As stated by Muir in 2006 on Suicidal Tendencies' official website, Infectious Grooves had been working on new material.[1]
Infectious Grooves has planned to reunite with the original line up for the Orion fest in June 2013, including Robert Trujillo from Metallica, with ex-Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin filling in for Adam Siegel.[2]

Band members[edit]

Line-ups[edit]

Dates & releases Members & prominent instruments Notes
1989-1992
The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves
  • Initial line-up.
1992-1993
Sarsippius' Ark
1993-2000
Groove Family Cyco
Mas Borracho

Non-official members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label US Billboard Peak[3] Format Other information
1991 The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves Epic 198 CD
  • Debut album.
  • The second track, "Therapy", features backing vocals by Ozzy Osbourne.
1993 Sarsippius' Ark Epic 109 CD
1993 The Great Infectious Cover-up Epic Uncharted CD
1994 Groove Family Cyco Epic Uncharted CD
1997 Friends & Family, Vol. 1 Suicidal Uncharted CD Compilation featuring 3 IG tracks
1999 Cyco Miko - Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child Suicidal Uncharted CD Compilation featuring 2 IG tracks and 2 'Suicidal Grooves' tracks
1999 Mas Borracho Suicidal Uncharted CD
2001 Friends & Family, Vol. 2 Suicidal Uncharted CD Compilation featuring 3 IG tracks
2008 Year of the Cycos Suicidal Uncharted CD Compilation featuring 3 IG tracks

Trivia[edit]

  • The band can be seen (and heard) performing as the prom band in the 1992 Pauly Shore film Encino Man.
  • David Silveria was recruited to play drums after Stephen Perkins left the band but turned it down to remain close to his bandmates of what would become Korn.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: New Album Is 'Sounding Great'
  2. ^ http://lineup.orionmusicandmore.com/band/infectious-grooves
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History - Infectious Grooves". Billboard.com. Retrieved February 18, 2007. 

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