Infectious Grooves
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Infectious Grooves

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.[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.

Most of the band's original lineup reunited for the Orion Music + More festival in June 2013, with ex-Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin filling in for Adam Siegel.[5]

Band members


Non-official members


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 in order to continue playing in the band that would later become Korn.[]


  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 2015.
  3. ^ "Infectious Grooves The Whisky-A-Go-Go 1/31/2014". Heavy Metal Hill. 2014-02-01. Retrieved .
  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 2007.

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