This is a “not so old oldies”, released 11 years ago on 29 August, 2000, it’s the fourth – and up to date last – album released by the maniacs of Infectious Grooves. Maybe this is not same “classy” as the more notorious “Sarsippius’ Ark”, but as any Mike Muir project and product, it still kicking ass. Not to mention, we’ve got on the bass guitar the murderous Robert Trujillo (ex-Suicidal Tendencies, now Metallica), guitarists Dean Pleasants (also played with Ugly Kid Joe, George Clinton, etc), and Adam Siegel (Excel, Suicidal Tendencies, The Blondes, Eels, etc), and drummer Brooks Wackerman (Vandals, current drummer of Bad Religion).
The title of the album, as written on the album, means “but drunk” in Spanish. However, it most likely is a misspell of “mÃ¡s borracho”, meaning “more drunk” or “drunker”. Be prepared to funk off your ass and punk it up!
Infectious Grooves was formed soon after Robert Trujillo joined Suicidal Tendencies in 1989. Mike Muir, Suicidalâ€™s singer, and Trujillo got together with a few friends and started writing songs centered more around the bass, but with the intent of giving everyone else a whole lot of freedom. â€œSex Pistols and Parliament were my two favorite bands when I was youngâ€ said Muir. In the original line up between 1989-1992 also featured -Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins.
Though Muir’s sense of humor was often obvious with Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves brought out a goofier type of humor: their albums contain comedy skits by a reptilian lover named Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson the third.
01. Citizen of the Nation
02. Good For Nothing
03. Lock It In the Pocket
04. Just A Lil’ Bit
06. Good Times Are Out To Get You
07. Wouldn’t You Like To Know
08. Going, Going, Gone
09. 21st Century Surf Odyssey
10. Please Excuse This Funk Up
11. Fill You Up
12. What Goes Up
13. Leave Me Alone
“Mas Borracho” might be a not so violent, heavy album as the previous ones, but still, that combination of cutting edge guitar riffs and funky bass licks sounds fresh and pumping and have a few actually absolutely classy tracks, one of my favorites being “Please Excuse This Funk Up”.
The good news is that as stated by Muir in 2006 on Suicidal Tendencies’ official website, Infectious Grooves had been working on new material, the bad news is there’s still nothing new at the horizon.