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|Origin||Venice, California, United States|
|Labels||Epic, Suicidal, 550 Music|
|Associated acts||Suicidal Tendencies, Jane's Addiction, Metallica, Excel|
|Past members||Robert Trujillo |
Infectious Grooves is a funk metal supergroup led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. Its original lineup featured former Excel guitarist Adam Siegel, Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo, and 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, incorporating comedy skits involving an anthropomorphic reptile named Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson III. A mascot costume of Sarsippius was later created and often appeared during the band's live performances.
The Infectious Grooves were on hiatus between the release of their fourth album, 2000's Mas Borracho and 2007, while the band's personnel were busy with other projects. According to Muir, Infectious Grooves had been working on new material. In April 2008 the band began a one-month tour across Europe, featuring Stephen Bruner on bass, Eric Moore on drums, Dean Pleasants and Tim Stewart on guitars.
|Dates & releases||Members & prominent instruments||Notes|
The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves
Groove Family Cyco
- Dave Kushner - guitar (on album #1)
- Rocky George - guitar (on album #1)
- Dave Dunn - keyboards (on album #1)
- Jim Martin - live guitarist 2013
|Year||Title||Label||US Billboard Peak||Format||Other information|
|1991||The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves||Epic||198||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|
|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|
- 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 in order to continue playing in the band that would later become Korn.
- Harrison, Thomas (2011). Music of the 1980s. ABC-CLIO. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-3133-6600-0.
A side project, Infectious Grooves, embraced funk metal in its brief period of fondness in the early 1990s.
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