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Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
(often shortened to MSI) is an American electropunk band formed in New York City
New York City
in 1997. Their music has a mixed style which includes punk rock, alternative rock, electronica, techno, industrial, hip hop and breakbeat hardcore. Their group name is derived from an Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
quote found in the book Atlas Shrugged.

Contents

1 History 2 Uppity Cracker 3 Members

3.1 Current members 3.2 Former members

4 Discography

4.1 Studio albums 4.2 EPs 4.3 Live albums 4.4 Compilations 4.5 Demo albums 4.6 Singles 4.7 As The Left Rights

5 Videography

5.1 Video albums

6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Between 1987 and 1996, James Euringer (stage name Jimmy Urine) recorded about 35 songs which varied in musical style, usually settling in an industrial/electronic punk style. These songs were recorded alone by Euringer in New York City
New York City
using rudimentary equipment. Euringer released an album titled Mindless Self-Indulgence, which featured songs in a very industrial style akin to Nine Inch Nails.[citation needed] The first concert using the name "Mindless Self Indulgence" was performed on September 7, 1995.[citation needed] In 1997, Euringer recorded a cover of Method Man's "Bring The Pain", which was made by merging six different styles of the same cover into one song. This became the basis for the Mindless Self Indulgence sound. Shortly after, the current band was formed when Jimmy Urine
Jimmy Urine
was joined by Steve, Righ?
Steve, Righ?
on guitar, Urine's brother Markus Euringer on second guitar (replaced by bassist Vanessa Y.T., who was subsequently replaced by bassist Lyn-Z), and Urine's cousin[3] Kitty on drums. They have released five albums, two EPs, one live album, and one live DVD. Rather than signing traditional record contracts, the band has licensed most of their albums to record labels, retaining ownership of the music. In January 2009, the band headlined the Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink tour.[4] In December 2010, they released a comic titled Adventures Into Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
about various tour stories and significant moments of the band's career.[5] The band released a remastered CD/DVD version of their first full-length album, Tight, in 2011, titled Tighter. It included bonus tracks and recordings from their early days. On October 25, 2012, the band announced their fifth album via a Kickstarter
Kickstarter
campaign.[6] How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
was released in May 2013, following with the release of singles "It Gets Worse" in December and "Fuck Machine" in January 2014. On January 20, 2014, MSI announced that they would be taking a hiatus from touring after the completion of their 2014 tour.[7] On September 18, 2015, Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
released Pink, a collection of 19 songs recorded between 1990 and 1997 by Euringer. The album includes cut-down and remastered versions of songs from the self-titled album, an audio diary recorded by Urine from July 1992, and covers of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" and Duran Duran's "Girls on Film".[8] Uppity Cracker[edit] Uppity Cracker is an independent record label created by Jimmy Urine and James Galus, which the band has used to distribute numerous promos after their former label refused to distribute releases that featured controversial lyrics (such as the song "Panty Shot"). The label has been used for MSI releases such as Tight, Alienating Our Audience, and Despierta Los Niños, and for releases by the band's other project, The Left Rights. Albums that have been released on other labels also carry the Uppity Cracker imprint. The label's only release not related to Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
is by New York pop-rap group The O.[citation needed] Members[edit] Current members[edit]

Jimmy Urine
Jimmy Urine
– vocals, synthesizer, programming (1997–present) Steve, Righ?
Steve, Righ?
– guitar, backing vocals (1997–present) Kitty – drums (1997–present) Lyn-Z – bass guitar (2001–present)

Former members[edit]

Markus Euringer – guitar, bass guitar (1997-1998) Vanessa Y.T. – bass guitar (1998–2001)

Discography[edit] Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart peaks

US [9] US Indie [9] UK [10]

1999 Tight

Released: April 20, 1999 Label: Uppity Cracker

— — —

2000 Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy

Released: February 22, 2000 Label: Elektra

— — —

2005 You'll Rebel to Anything

Released: April 12, 2005 Label: Metropolis

107 4 —

2008 If

Released: April 29, 2008 Label: The End

27 2 132

2013 How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence

Release date: May 14, 2013 Label: Uppity Cracker

103 22 —

"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not certified.

EPs[edit]

Year Album details

2003 Despierta Los Niños

Released: November 1, 2003 Label: Uppity Cracker

2006 Another Mindless Rip Off

Released: December 5, 2006 Label: Metropolis Records

2010 <3

Released: February 13, 2010

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details

2002 Alienating Our Audience

Released: October 8, 2002 Label: Uppity Cracker

Compilations[edit]

Year Album details

2015 Pink

Released: September 18, 2015 Label: Metropolis

Demo albums[edit]

Crappy Little Demo (1997) Thank God Demo (2001)

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart peak Album

US Dance [11] UK [12]

1999 "Bring the Pain" — — Tight

2000 "Bitches" — — Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy

"Planet of the Apes" — —

2001 "Thank God" — — Alienating Our Audience

2006 "Shut Me Up" 1 — You'll Rebel to Anything

"Straight to Video" 1 —

2008 "Mastermind" — — If

"Never Wanted to Dance" 1 180

"(It's 3AM) Issues" 4 —

"On It" 2 —

"Pay for It" 1 —

2009 "Evening Wear/Mark David Chapman" 1 —

2013 "It Gets Worse" — — How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence

2014 "Fuck Machine" — —

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

As The Left Rights[edit] Side project by Jimmy Urine
Jimmy Urine
and Steve, Righ? The Left Rights

Released: September 24, 2002 Label: Uppity Cracker

Bad Choices Made Easy

Released: November 9, 2010 Label: Metropolis

Videography[edit] Video albums[edit]

Year Album details

2007 Our Pain, Your Gain

Released: September 11, 2007 Label: Uppity Cracker

References[edit]

^ Haley, Caleb (March 12, 2014). "Mindless Self Indulgence's Jimmy Urine: "We're Not Gonna Break Up Unless Somebody Dies."". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 19 February 2018.  ^ Urine, Jimmy (April 17, 2014). "Jimmy Urine: "We're Not Gonna Break Up Unless Somebody Dies."". Mindless Self Indulgence. Retrieved 19 February 2018.  ^ "Mindless Facts". Elftown.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28.  ^ Wilson, Jen (October 22, 2008). " Kerrang! Tour Returns in 2009". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-07-03.  ^ " Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
to Sign New Book at Two West Coast Events". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2012-07-03.  ^ Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
(2012-10-25). "Brand New Mindless Self Indulgence Record!". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2012-10-26.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2014-08-04.  ^ THE MSI HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: "PINK" - Mindless Self Indulgence ^ a b " Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
- Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved on November 2, 2008. ^ "Chart Log UK - 2008 Weekly Updates - Week 18" Zobbel. Retrieved on November 2, 2008. ^ " Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
- Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles" allmusic. Retrieved on November 2, 2008. ^ "Chart Log UK - 2008 Weekly Updates - Week 35" Zobbel. Retrieved on November 2, 2008.

External links[edit]

Official website Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence
at AllMusic Mindless Self Indulgence
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at Curlie (based on DMOZ) Mindless Self Indulgence discography
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at Discogs Mindless Self Indulgence discography
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at MusicBrainz

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Mindless Self Indulgence

Jimmy Urine Steve, Righ? Kitty Lyn-Z

Markus J. Euringer Vanessa Y.T.

Studio albums

Tight Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy You'll Rebel to Anything If How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence

Live albums

Alienating Our Audience

Compilations

Pink

Singles

"Bring the Pain" "Bitches" "Planet of the Apes" "Straight to Video" "Shut Me Up" "Mastermind" "Never Wanted to Dance" "Pay for It" "(It's 3AM) Issues" "On It" "Evening Wear/Mark David Chapman" "It Gets Worse" "Fuck Machine"

EPs

Despierta Los Niños Another Mindless Rip Off <3

DVDs

Our Pain Your Gain

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 158469162 LCCN: n2002076588 MusicBrainz: 44f42386-a733-4b51

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