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Mindless Self Indulgence(MSI)

Background information
Origin New York City, New York, USA
Genre(s) Industrial
Shock Rock
Punk Rock
Years active 1997–present
Label(s) Uppity Cracker
Elektra
Metropolis
The End
Associated acts The Left Rights
Website www.mindlessselfindulgence.com
Members
Jimmy Urine
Steve, Righ?
Lyn Z
Kitty
Former members
Vanessa Y.T.
Markus J. Euringer

Mindless Self Indulgence (commonly referred to as MSI) is a New York-based "band" with elements of EDM, Punk, and Industrial Rock in their music. Their name comes from the CD Mindless Self-Indulgence, a solo album by Jimmy Urine released about two years prior. The band originated when the original four members, Kitty, Vanessa Y.T., Steve Righ?, and Jimmy Urine (then Little Jimmy Urine) met and decided they wanted to start a band. The band created their first album, Tight. They are currently signed to The End Records, and have released four albums, two EPs, one live album, and one live DVD. The band maintains a devout fanbase, and has opened for many famous bands such as System of a Down, Korn, Staind, Sum 41, My Chemical Romance, Insane Clown Posse, and Rammstein. They have also participated in the Voodoo Music Experience. Mindless Self-Indulgence is the first recording bearing the name Mindless Self Indulgence. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of experimental music, especially but not necessarily electronic music. ... Shock rock is a very wide umbrella term for artists who combine rock music with elements of theatrical shock value in live performances. ... Look up punk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Metropolis Records is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based record label, distributor, and mail-order store specializing in the electro-industrial, synthpop, futurepop, darkwave, and gothic musical genres. ... The End Records is an independent metal and rock record label based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Left Rights are a side project of Jimmy Urine and Steve, Righ? from Mindless Self Indulgence. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mindless_Self_Indulgence. ... Electronic dance music is a broad set of percussive music genres that largely inherit from 1970s disco music and, to some extent, the experimental pop music of Kraftwerk. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Industrial Rock is a musical genre which is a fusion between Industrial Music and specific Rock n Roll subgenres such as Punk, Oi!, Hardcore and later on Hard Rock. ... Mindless Self-Indulgence is the first recording bearing the name Mindless Self Indulgence. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mindless_Self_Indulgence. ... Tight is the debut album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... The End Records is an independent metal and rock record label based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) are an American heavy metal band, formed in 1995 in Glendale, California. ... This article is about the band. ... Staind is an American alternative metal group[1][2] from Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. ... Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Insane Clown Posse (commonly known as ICP) is an American rap duo originally from Wayne, Michigan but formed in the neighborhood of Delray. ... For other uses, see Ramstein. ...

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Biography

In 1999, the band released their first album, Tight, which they mixed on Atari equipment. Their music seems to be influenced by early 1980s culture and it frequently contains samples of early 80's rock, as well as chiptune-style beeps and tones. Tight is the debut album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... MOS 6581 and 8580 Commodore 64 SID chips A Chiptune, or chip music is music written in sound formats where all the sounds are synthesized in realtime by a computer or video game console sound chip, instead of using sample-based synthesis. ...


In 2000, the band released the album Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy, and the next year saw Vanessa leaving the band and Lyn-Z joining the band in her place. The band's first release with Lyn-Z as a member was the live album Alienating Our Audience, which was followed by the Despierta Los Niños EP in 2003. Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy (often abbreviated FGWSSS or just Frankenstein Girls) is the second album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence released in 2000. ... Alienating Our Audience is a live album by the band Mindless Self Indulgence, released on October 8, 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Despierta Los Niños Despierta Los Niños is an album recorded by Mindless Self Indulgence in 2003. ...


2005 saw the band achieving recognition from the media and critics with the release of their fourth album, You'll Rebel to Anything; the subsequent singles from the album, "Straight To Video" and "Shut Me Up" both reached #1 on the Billboard singles charts. The band toured with material from the album for two years, releasing a second EP titled Another Mindless Rip Off along the way, as well as headlining the "Revolution Stage" at Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Tour in 2007. Youll Rebel To Anything is a music album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence released on April 12, 2005. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... Another Mindless Rip Off is the latest EP by New York pop band Mindless Self Indulgence. ... Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. ... -1...


In early 2008, the single "Mastermind" was released exclusively on iTunes as a "teaser" for the band's fourth album, as well as a second single, "Never Wanted To Dance", being released before the band's fourth album, If, was released on April 29, 2008. This article is about the iTunes application. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


They have opened for a number of mainstream acts, including System of a Down, My Chemical Romance, Korn, Staind, Sum 41, Mushroomhead, Insane Clown Posse, and Rammstein. They have also had many well known bands open for them early in their respective careers such as My Chemical Romance, Fake Shark - Real Zombie! and Tub Ring. They have also played in many large musical festivals including The Australian Soundwave Festivals of 2008, Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans in October of 2003, as well as headlining the Mojave tent at the 2004 Coachella Festival. They also recently headlined the "Revolution Stage" for The Projekt Revolution Tour and were part of 2007 "Give it a Name" Festival. Additionally, they have played at The Bamboozle Fest of 2008. System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) are an American heavy metal band, formed in 1995 in Glendale, California. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... This article is about the band. ... Staind is an American alternative metal group[1][2] from Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. ... Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. ... Mushroomhead is a band from Cleveland, Ohio. ... Insane Clown Posse (commonly known as ICP) is an American rap duo originally from Wayne, Michigan but formed in the neighborhood of Delray. ... For other uses, see Ramstein. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Fake Shark - Real Zombie! are a band whose members hail from Langley, British Columbia and Portland, Oregon, and combine the styles of IDM, Hardcore and Latin Music to create a sound not familiar to their Canadian and United States fans. ... Tub Ring is a Chicago based band that formed in 1992 as a high school punk band. ... Since its 1999 debut, the VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE (http://www. ... 2005 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual event held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California featuring musical performances by a number of artists on different stages, showings of independent films, and a number of displays of contemporary art. ... -1... Give It A Name, sometimes abbreviated to GIAN, is an annual British rock music festival, held on the weekend nearest to the end of April. ...


Members

Jimmy Urine

Little Jimmy Urine in December of 2003.

Jimmy Urine formerly Little Jimmy Urine (born James Euringer), does Vocals and Programming for Mindless Self Indulgence. He was born on September 7, 1969(1969-09-07), in New York, New York. He grew up with his older brother Markus J. Euringer. The first album he released was Mindless Self-Indulgence, which differed from most of Mindless Self Indulgence's later work, focusing mainly on an Industrial music style. He made most of this album by himself except for guitar by Steve, Righ? on one track. He and guitar player Steve Righ? have a side project called "The Left Rights", a 39 track album that was self produced. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mindless_Self_Indulgence. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Mindless Self-Indulgence is the first recording bearing the name Mindless Self Indulgence. ... Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of experimental music, especially but not necessarily electronic music. ... The Left Rights is the self titled debut album by the Mindless Self Indulgence side project featuring members Little Jimmy Urine and Steve, Righ?. The album also contains a video of Mindless Self Indulgence performing Panty Shot live at CBGBs in New York City. ...


In an interview with Shoutweb he claims to have been arrested in Detroit on charges of indecent exposure after a performance in which he attempted to light his pubic hair on fire, while on tour with the Insane Clown Posse. Insane Clown Posse (commonly known as ICP) is an American rap duo originally from Wayne, Michigan but formed in the neighborhood of Delray. ...




Steve, Righ?

Steve, Righ? in Dec of 2003.

Steve, Righ? (Born Steven Montano) plays guitar in Mindless Self Indulgence. He first contributed guitar to "Bed of Roses" on Jimmy Urine's solo album. He got the name "Steve, Righ?" from someone approaching him at a show saying, "You're Steve, righ?...". He was replaced by Rob Kleiner of the band Tub Ring for a brief time while he was hospitalized in late 2004 to early 2005 due to a hip injury. This still hasn't stopped him from performing in later shows. The hip injury was sustained at the show at which My Chemical Romance opened for them. He has had two surgeries on his hip - the first one unsuccessful, but the second one worked. Tub Ring is a Chicago based band that formed in 1992 as a high school punk band. ...


Besides contributing to "Bed of Roses," Steve has also co-written a handful of songs with Jimmy Urine, which include (but are not limited to) "Dicks Are For My Friends" and "Seven-Eleven". With Mindless Self Indulgence, he has written the last two songs on the album Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy: "Whipstickagostop" and "Z", both of which he performs the lead vocals on. Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy (often abbreviated FGWSSS or just Frankenstein Girls) is the second album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence released in 2000. ...


Lyn-Z

Lyn-z at the Avalon Club in NYC on May 12, 2006

Lyn-Z (born Lindsey Ann Ballato on May 22, 1976) plays bass in Mindless Self Indulgence. She was born in a small town in Conneticut. She moved to New York to study art. She joined the band in 2001 after the former bass player Vanessa YT left the band. She claims that she didn't really know how to play the bass before she joined Mindless Self Indulgence and in fact credits her being hired to a stunt during her audition in which she hid matches in her hair and striking them on a strike pad she had glued to the back of her Bass - her stunt nearly set Jimmy on fire.[1]. She is currently working with Hung Like Gregory Guerra, a traveling art exhibit based on various visual artists. She along with Jorden Haley contributed to the art for You'll Rebel to Anything. She is married to My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, as of September 3, 2007. Lyn-Z is known to do back bends while playing her bass guitar, and crowd surfs at just about every single show. Lyn-Z plays a Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass with a rose wood fret board; she also plays a first act that was designed especially for her. Mindless Self Indulgences four band members (from left to right: Kitty; Urine; Steve, Righ?; and LynZ) Mindless Self Indulgence, commonly referred to as MSI or Mindless, is an American punk band. ... Youll Rebel To Anything is a music album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence released on April 12, 2005. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) is the front man, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance; he is also elder brother to the bands bass player, Mikey Way. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kitty

Kitty at the Avalon Club in NYC on May 12, 2006

Kitty is the drummer in Mindless Self Indulgence. She joined the band in 1997 as a permanent member. She plays an acoustic drum kit which is augmented my backing tracks consisting of sampled "loops" for the live show. Kitty designed and ran the official website when Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy came out.
Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy (often abbreviated FGWSSS or just Frankenstein Girls) is the second album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence released in 2000. ...


Former members

Vanessa YT played bass in Mindless Self Indulgence. She joined the band in 1998 and played bass during the "Tight" era up to 2001. When first asked about why she left, Jimmy said that she was becoming an astronaut, but it was later said that she left to start a family.


Markus J. Euringer is Jimmy Urine's older brother. He contributed to a few songs on their earlier albums on electronics until he retired to write horror novels.


Past live guests

  • Rob Kleiner (Tub Ring) - Guitars, filling in for Steve, Righ? while he was hospitalized.

Tub Ring is a Chicago based band that formed in 1992 as a high school punk band. ...

Side projects

Prior to joining the band, Jimmy Urine worked as a soloist, releasing only one album.
Both Urine and Steve are involved in a side project by the name of The Left Rights. Mindless Self-Indulgence is the first recording bearing the name Mindless Self Indulgence. ... The Left Rights are a side project of Jimmy Urine and Steve, Righ? from Mindless Self Indulgence. ...


Discography

Studio albums Extended plays
Live recordings and compilations

A full discography for the band Mindless Self Indulgence. ... Tight is the debut album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy (often abbreviated FGWSSS or just Frankenstein Girls) is the second album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence released in 2000. ... Youll Rebel To Anything is a music album by New York City band Mindless Self Indulgence released on April 12, 2005. ... Despierta Los Niños Despierta Los Niños is an album recorded by Mindless Self Indulgence in 2003. ... Another Mindless Rip Off is the latest EP by New York pop band Mindless Self Indulgence. ... Alienating Our Audience is a live album by the band Mindless Self Indulgence, released on October 8, 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Our Pain, Your Gain is the first live DVD release by New York-based punk band Mindless Self Indulgence, set to be released on September 11th, 2007. ...

References

  1. ^ "Kerrang" (May 08). 

Kerrang! is a weekly music magazine published in the United Kingdom since June 1981. ...

External links

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