Mindless Self Indulgence
The wild stage antics of Mindless Self Indulgence front man "Urine" caught the attention of Insane Clown Posse and earned the band the opening slot on their 1999-2000 tour. In the studio, MSI race through minute-or-so, industrially mutated hip-hop/metal tunes. Their off-center cover of Method Man's "Bring the Pain" went off like a pipe bomb in the face of new metal, leaving it pocked with shards of burning irony. They formed in N.Y.C. in 1997, and their first album, Tight, appeared in 1999. The three-boy/two-girl quintet has released four studio albums amid three EPs and a live album. Interestingly, the band has never signed to a major label, instead licensing each album to a different label upon release, which means they hold all the rights to their music themselves.