INFECTIOUS GROOVES — The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move... It's the Infectious Grooves

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Album · 1991

Tracklist

1. Punk It Up (3:51)
2. Therapy (feat. Ozzy Osbourne) (3:25)
3. I Look Funny? (0:26)
4. Stop Funk'n With My Head (3:23)
5. I'm Gonna Be My King (5:23)
6. Closed Session (1:19)
7. Infectious Grooves (4:13)
8. Infectious Blues (0:43)
9. Monster Skank (3:42)
10. Back to the People (2:46)
11. Turn Your Head (1:19)
12. You Lie... and Yo Breath Stank (2:55)
13. Do the Sinister (4:15)
14. Mandatory Love Song (0:09)
15. Infecto Groovalistic (5:05)
16. Thanx but No Thanx (1:54)

Total Time: 44:56

Line-up/Musicians

- Scott Crago / Percussion, Conga, Drums
- Dave Dunn / Keyboards
- Rocky George / Guitar
- Phil Kettner / Guitar
- Dave Kushner / Guitar
- Mike Muir / Vocals
- Stephen Perkins / Percussion, Drums, Timbales
- Dean Pleasants / Guitar
- Adam Siegel / Guitar
- Robert Trujillo / Bass

About this release

Epic, October 9, 1991.

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siLLy puPPy
Infectious indeed! It sounds like the Red Hot Chili Peppers added a thrash metal guitarist to the mix and turned everything up a few notches. Speed, funkiness, creativity. Robert Trujillo's bass is the main star here (but all is played well) and played just the way I like it. Fast and furiously funky. INFECTIOUS GROOVES was the side project of Mike Muir of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. Obviously a place to unleash all that built up funkiness that just couldn't find a home in ST. With seven members this album has a rich full sound to it.

The album is hilarious as it has sort of a weaved-in story or joke rather about a funky lizard named Sarsippius, the world-reknowned reptilian lover who is trying to break into the recording sessions. It is utterly ridiculous but luckily non-musical skits are short and surrounded by some of the most amazing aggressive funky metal ever laid down on track. Sarsippius will go on to be their mascot.

The album starts with a big beefy bassline that rocks the house as thrash metal guitars follow to usher in “Punk It Up.” That pretty much sets the stage for what's to come. The second track “Therapy” has none other than OZZY OSBOURNE himself guesting on vocals. Most tracks are funky metal but a couple aren't. The “Infectious Blues” is a little blues ditty recorded like an old record complete with scratches. “Back To The People” is funky but with a bonafide drum circle interlude. “Monster Skank” is one of the coolest pieces of music i've ever heard and showcases all the musicians' talents to the max!

Although the next albums by INFECTIOUS GROOVES are worth hearing, this one blows them all away in that it is awesome from beginning to end. Ironically as much as I tried I could never really get into SUICIDAL TENDENCIES but I absoloutely love this! Liberate your booty and listen to this!

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