Infectious Grooves

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Infectious Grooves
Origin Venice, California, United States
Genres Funk metal[1][2]
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 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 a reptilian lover named Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson the third. A costume of Sarsippius was later created and appeared at the band's live shows.[3]

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.[4] 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.

The original lineup for Infectious Grooves reunited for the Orion fest in June 2013, with ex-Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin filling in for Adam Siegel.[5]

Band members[edit]


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

Non-official members[edit]


Year Title Label US Billboard Peak[6] 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


  • 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]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Childers, Chad (23 October 2013). "Favorite Robert Trujillo Song – Readers Poll". Noisecreep. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Infectious Grooves The Whisky-A-Go-Go 1/31/2014". Heavy Metal Hill. 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  4. ^ BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: New Album Is 'Sounding Great' Archived 2008-12-23 at the Wayback Machine.
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  6. ^ "Artist Chart History - Infectious Grooves". Retrieved February 18, 2007. 

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