->''I am not into that whole, "Well, you don't like my music so I am going to get you!" Who cares? I don't like my music! It's all about being an asshole and not all the testosterone you can handle. Look at me, I am just a skinny little nothing, somebody's grandmother could kill me!''
-->--'''Jimmy Urine''', lead singer

Formed in 1997, Mindless Self Indulgence (usually shortened to MSI) was at first described by themselves as 'Industrial Jungle Pussy Punk', but have since denounced the term. It really is hard to describe their music, on the grounds that they never seem to adhere to a single set genre. Basically, they're a rock band.

Not usually for kids though, since the majority of their songs involve [[VulgarHumor repeated profanity]] of some sort.


[[folder: Current Members ]]
* Jimmy Urine: Main vocalist, song-writer and programmer. The band's name actually came from his first solo album.
* Steve, Righ?: Guitarist, co-writer with Jimmy. Sometimes does vocals, such as "Whipstickagostop" and "Z," and even has some programming credits under his belt.. Has worked with Music/MyChemicalRomance on their album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
* [=LynZ=]: Bassist from 2002-present. Married to [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]].
* Kitty: Drummer in Mindless Self Indulgence. She plays an acoustic drum kit with backing made up of sampled "loops" for live shows.


[[folder: Former Members ]]

* Vanessa YT: Bassist from 1997-2002. Initially, Urine claimed she had left to become an astronaut, later to reply it was to start a family.
* Markus Euringer: Played second guitar and electronics during the band's early years.


[[folder: Albums ]]

* ''Pink'' (recorded/written initially between 1990-1997, released remastered and rerecorded in 2015)
* ''Tight'' (1999, reissued 2011 with bonus content as "Tighter")
* ''Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy'' (2000)
* ''You'll Rebel To Anything'' (2005, reissued 2008)
* ''If'' (2008)
* ''How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence'' (2013)
%%We are aware of the frequent typos on Steve, Righ?'s name. Said typos are quite deliberate.

!!'''Trope Examples:'''

* AnythingThatMoves: Jimmy Urine. When asked about sexuality once, he made a comment about not caring what revs his engine, be it a man, a woman, or a chicken.
* AssShove: In an early show, [[{{Squick}} Jimmy jammed a wad of toilet paper into his butt, then threw it into the crowd]], while yelling "CLONE ME!"
* AudienceParticipation: On the intro song "Backmask," Jimmy tells the audience "When I say we, you say suck! We!" "Suck!" "We!" "Suck!" "WHEN I SAY WE, YOU SAY SUCK! WE!" "SUCK!" "WE!" "SUCK!" [[spoiler:"DICK."]]
** Also frequently employed in live performances of "Faggot;" Jimmy usually allows the audience to sing the chorus, and he'll jump in for the fast-paced verses. On occasion, an audience member will be called onto the stage to sing into the mic.
* BlackComedy: MSI's brand of humor is pretty sick. "Panty Shot" is particularly infamous.
* CallBack: A lot, concerning a side project of Jimmy and Steve, called the Left Rights;
** The leitmotif of "Free Porn" is a loop taken from "Bullshit."
** Several of the artists who did videos for them on "If" and "You'll Rebel To Anything" were involved with the side-project's promotion.
** Heck, for a non-Left Rights example: The opening and closing scenes of "Shut Me Up" were scored with a different loop from "Bullshit."
** Also, in their cover of "La-Di Da-Di", they referenced "Bitches":
--> "Bitches love me 'cuz they know that I can BONK!"
** The Left-Rights song "Why You In My Phyzical" has not one, but TWO shout-outs to MSI, from "Tornado" and "I Hate Jimmy Page" respectively:
--> "You ain't no operator, so who the fuck are you, then?!"
--> "No need to ask..." and later "When you look me upside down..."
** "I Hate Jimmy Page" contains a reference to "Panty Shot," then an obscure song that had no officially released recordings:
--> "Who like that song 'five year-old panty shot?' Yeah, yeah, that could be a real big record..."
** Speaking of The Left Rights, "Deuce Courtesans and a Lambs Tail of Snuff" from their second album "Bad Choices Made Easy" is this trope, literally, reversed, consisting of lyrics from "2 Hookers And An Eight Ball" from "You'll Rebel To Anything" read in backwards order.
--> Their video for "Personal Jesus" has the ''Frankenstein Girls'' monster girl peeking over a corner at one point.
* CampGay: Urine is known to mock this on stage.
* CaptainObvious[=/=]ShapedLikeItself: "M."
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Jimmy has ''quite'' the vocal range.
* CloudCuckooLander: Steve, Righ? was this in the early years.
* ClusterFBomb: Earlier stuff especially.
* {{Crossover}}: With WeAreTheStrange. The music video for Animal takes place in the same universe.
* DepravedBisexual: Jimmy Urine.
* DrugsAreGood: At least for making you popular.
-->'''Jimmy:''' Always, always, always talk about drugs in you songs. Whether you do them or not, the kids love it!
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO0LHpk3WvE The first incarnation of the band from 1995.]] Closer to 90s {{Industrial}} than the weirdness of later years.
* EyeScream: 32 bit Sega Genesis-style eye gouging in the video for "Personal Jesus".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: At least according to them.
* FauxYay: First for shock, then for humor.
* GroinAttack: Allegedly, Jimmy once attempted to light his junk on fire live.
* HypocriticalHumor: From a sticker found on the clean version of "Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy:"

[[folder: this recording has been carefully wiped clean and has absolutely no filthy words like ]]
'''FUCK''' [[/folder]]

[[folder: so that you can play it at your radio facility. now hurry the fuck up and play the fucking thing. ]]

* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: PlayedForLaughs; during some concerts while playing "Planet of the Apes," Jimmy would open Steve,'s guitar solo by announcing he didn't not need the microphone, getting increasingly desperate the longer he was without it, and lunging towards it partway through the solo. In some cases, he even jabbed it into his arm while feigning ecstasy.
** Jimmy seems to eat enough sugar (he's noted a specific fondness for Cherry Coca-Cola and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups) to explain his extremely high energy, ADHD-like actions on stage. During some interviews, he seems to drink enough soda to go through several cans.
** Jimmy's snorted Pixie Stix on stage on multiple occasions.
* IndecipherableLyrics: The beginning of "La-Di Da-Di."
** During the second verse of their song "Played," Jimmy starts rapping incoherent gibberish for the rest of the verse.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Get It Up."
--> "I wanna make some babies\\
I wanna get it on\\
I wanna make you horny\\
But I can't [[TitleDrop get it up]]"
* InTheStyleOf: JhonenVasquez directed the music video for Shut Me Up.... It shows.
* {{Keet}}: Jimmy.
* LargeHam: Jimmy Urine, Steve, Righ?, and (to an extent) Lyn-Z during live performances. They jump around, make random vocalizations, stage dive, stand on (and leap off of) stage equipment, and perform all sorts of other antics.
** Their social media, specifically their Facebook, is almost all sarcastic posts [[NoIndoorVoice in all caps]].
* {{Lolicon}}: "Panty Shot."
* LongRunnerLineup: Type 2
* LoopedLyrics: "Dicks Are For My Friends."
* LyricalColdOpen: One of the best ever, from "Witness": ''"'''SON OF A BITCH!!!'''"''
* MetalScream: ''"Hate all the people you love in a river of blood, and don't forget the guns; you're gonna need 'em to '''DE-STROOOOOOOOOOY'''"''
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They cross between 5 and 7.
* MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: However, for this other scale, they are at a '''whole 11'''. How come they're kinda popular between videogame developers despite these graphic lyrics is to anyone's guess. "Backmask" and "Straight To Video" have the most horrid lyrics out of their songs.
** Here is the chorus of "Straight To Video":
--> All the problems make me wanna go
--> Like a bad girl straight to video
--> Little darling, welcome to the show
--> You're a '''FAILURE''' played in stereo!
* MotorMouth[=/=]StopAndGo: Done in several songs such as "Stupid MF," "Like Shit," and "Dickface."
* MinimalisticCoverArt: On the cover for three editions of ''If'': it's just the title with some red splatters on paper.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their style combined, at various points in their career, punk rock, shock rock, drum and bass, hip-hop, industrial, metal, synth-pop, dance, and even noise rock.
* TheNewRockAndRoll: Subverted with intent to parody. Play "Backmask" backwards,and you hear [[spoiler: a middle-aged mother telling the listener to do things like "Go to church", "Do your homework" and "Eat your vegetables". Ironically, the last phrase you'd hear playing the song forwards is "Don't listen to this song" backwards]]
* NWordPrivileges: Averted on occasion, but without the racist overtones.
* TheNotRemix: Pink not only remixes and remasters most of the tracks Little Jimmy Urine recorded at 22, but also adds new vocals and instrumentation in several places from now 41 year old Jimmy Urine.
* PantyShot: They have a song with this trope as its title.
* ParentalIncest: In "Royally Fucked".
--> "Mommy, daddy, why don't you finger me too?"
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "DICKS! ARE! FOR! MY! FRIENDS!"
** Urine's vocals in the verses of "CASIO" are also this trope.
* RapMetal: "Bitches."
* RecycledSoundtrack: The bonus track "I Am Not Here To Make Any Friends" from ''How I Learned...'' is an edited studio version of the final boss theme from LollipopChainsaw.
* RefugeInAudacity: What they've been doing currently.
* ReligionRantSong: "For The Love of God" from Pink, which is an angry rant about religion preying on the poor and weak. Also from the same album "Do Unto Others"
* {{Sampling}}: By the barrel, when they started.
* ScrewYourself: From "Make Me Cum:" "I'm the one who makes me so happy, and I wanna be all just for myself"
* SelfBackingVocalist: Employed in many songs; it's especially noticeable during live performances where Jimmy's singing can be sporadic at times.
* SelfDeprecation: Oh, so much of it.
** One show had a noticeable guitar flub which prompted Jimmy, without missing a beat, to add "oop, should've practiced."
** "I Hate Jimmy Page" may be less about him and more about the band.
** "Joke" basically refers to the band as such, adding ''"it's all downhill from here."''
** Their song [[RefugeInAudacity 2 Hookers and an Eight Ball]] opens with these lyrics
-->Two hookers and an eight Ball\\
Can you believe that I write this shit?\\
Two hookers and an eight ball\\
Just so stupid people will think I am cool?
* SelfTitledAlbum: Jimmy Urine's little-known solo album (Steve, Righ? did collaborate for the song "Bed of Roses") ''Mindless Self Indulgence'' provided the title for the band.
* ShoutOut: Multiple:
** "Clarissa."
--> [[Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll "If you're so smart, explain this, Clarissa!"]]
** The speaker's antics on Golden I resemble the sort that Music/GGAllin built his name on.
* SopranoAndGravel: Jimmy jumps from piercingly high falsetto to a guttural growl on a regular basis.
* StageNames
* StudioChatter: The end of "Diabolical:
--> '''Steve,:''' I lost my pick in the last part.
--> '''Kitty:''' That was... That was the best we're gonna do.
** From Whipstickagostop:
-->'''Steve,:''' I gotta pee, man.
* SuicideDare: The song "Backmask Warning!" has this as it's central theme, with the chorus encouraging the listener to go kill themselves, with the verses featuring all kinds of horrific imagery that presumably would also encourage suicide:
-->''Hate and devour the young and the weaker ones, and dont forget the guns''
-->''You're gonna need em to go kill yourself''
-->''All the people you love in a river of blood''
-->''And dont forget the guns''
-->''You're gonna need em to DESTROY''
* TakeThat: "F"
-->'''Jimmy:''' Who ya callin' a faggot? Yo, [...] while you're out gay-bashing, I'm gonna be at your house fucking your girlfriend. In the ass!
** Jimmy frequently pokes fun at various subjects on stage including Music/MileyCyrus, ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', goths/emos, and Music/PanicAtTheDisco. In particular, he had one infamous outburst towards [[Music/ThirtySecondsToMars Jared Leto]].[[note]]Apparently, Leto showed up to a 2008 show in disguise, and took notes during the performance. You can see why Jimmy was [[BerserkButton considerably upset]] at this.[[/note]]
* TakeThatAudience: The entirety of "You'll Rebel To Anything (As Long As It's Not Challenging)" is one long one to angsty emo kids.
** Also mocks people who can't keep up with his fast paced singing in Stupid MF.
--> "Should I talk slower like you're a retard?\\
Should I talk slower like you're retarded?"
* TakeThatUs: Not above making fun of this. Especially in "2 Hookers and an 8 Ball."
* TemptingFate: One trademark aspect of Jimmy's get-up is a jacket with one phrase or another (it varies) written on the back. One of the phrases? "Kick Me."
* WhoWritesThisCrap: In "2 Hookers and an 8 Ball": "Can you believe that I write this shit" (Basically the whole song, too.)


-->''"Everybody say 'we want our money back!'" ''
-->'''''[[AudienceParticipation "WE WANT OUR MONEY BACK!!!"]]'''''
-->''"And, cut."''