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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. It also features former Excel guitarist Adam Siegel, ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo (now in Metallica), 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: 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 Stephen Bruner 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.
Infectious Grooves reunited 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.
|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)
|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 to remain close to his bandmates of what would 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.
- Childers, Chad (23 October 2013). "Favorite Robert Trujillo Song – Readers Poll". Noisecreep. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: New Album Is 'Sounding Great'
- "Artist Chart History - Infectious Grooves". Billboard.com. Retrieved February 18, 2007.