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->''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 punk band, in the truest sense of the word.

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

[[AC: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 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.

[[AC:Former Members]]
* Vanessa YT: Bassist from 1997-2002. Initially, Urine claimed she had [[http://katzbj.tumblr.com/post/51846677096/major-2001-news 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.

[[AC: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.

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!!'''Trope Examples:'''

* AHellOfATime: [[{{Gayngst}} 5TR82H3LL.]]
--> I'm going straight to hell
--> And it was fucking worth it, man!
* AnythingThatMoves:
** Jimmy Urine himself. 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.
*** In a [[http://www.gaypeopleschronicle.com/stories06/june/0609067.htm different interview]]:
--> I like whatever is clever... my dick is a divining rod, (..) If my dick gets hard, youre in luck... or in bad luck, however the case may be. (...) But as for boys specifically, I like boys who look very pretty and androgynous, basically I would so fuck Macauley Culkin... and then he would so fire his agent.
** Steve and Jimmy used to pretend to fuck stuffed animals on stage.
* 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".
--> 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.
** Nowadays, "Bring The Pain" is pretty much always performed as an "acoustic" version, with just Jimmy and the audience rapping the lyrics.
* BiTheWay: Lyn-Z and Jimmy. Even though they've never officially come out, they're open about their attraction to people of different genders.
* BlackComedy: The band is well-known for their crude, obscene, over-the-top lyrics. "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.
** A lyric "Bullshit" might be a reference to "Faggot".
---> Fuck me now, rip me off later
* CampGay: Urine is known to mock this on stage.
* CaptainObvious[=/=]ShapedLikeItself: "M"
-->'''Caller:''' Yo, you mofoggaz is faggots, yo. I'm sayin' you be suckin' dick and them bitches be eatin' pussy, know what I'm sayin'? Bitch.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Possibly too many to list them all. A major style element to accompany their obscene lyrics.
* ChickMagnet:
--> Bitches love me 'cus they know that I can [[TooMuchInformation FUCK!]]
* CloudCuckooLander: Steve, Righ? was this in the early years.
* ClusterFBomb: Earlier stuff especially.
* {{Crossdresser}}: In the earlier days, Jimmy and Steve used to wear skirts, tights, hair clips or bras on stage. Nowadays they've toned it down to long hair, tank tops and lots of pink.
* {{Crossover}}: With WeAreTheStrange. The music video for Animal takes place in the same universe.
* DefyingTheCensors:
** The backside of the album Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy has ''every single vowel in every song title'' censored with an asterisk. Along with this quote:
---> ''It's the suppression of the word that gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness.'' - Lenny Bruce
** ''Shut Me Up'' is a big rant on how you need to censor and water down your songs to make them appeal to a larger audience.
* DepravedBisexual: Jimmy Urine, see AnythingThatMoves.
** "Jack You Up".
* 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.
* {{Gayngst}}: "Faggot", "Last Gay Song", "Royally Fucked" and "5TR82H3LL".
* GroinAttack: Allegedly, Jimmy once attempted to light his junk on fire live.
* GrowingUpSucks: ''Hey Tomorrow, Fuck You and Your Friend Yesterday'' and ''You're No Fun Anymore, Mark Trezona''.
* HypocriticalHumor: From a sticker found on the clean version of "Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy:"
-->[[AC:this recording has been carefully wiped clean and has absolutely no filthy words like]] '''FUCK''' [[AC: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."
** The rap part in the second verse of "Played" is just gibberish meant to imitate Spanish.
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: ''Oh so many.'' "Masturbates", "If I Only Didn't Want To F The Ones Who Didnt Want To F Me" and "Dicks are for my Friends", to name a few.
* IntercourseWithYou: Their songs about sex are very specific, to put it nicely.
** The most famous example, "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]]"
** Faggot.
---> Dig me now
---> And fuck me later
** Step Up, Ghetto Blaster.
---> Step up if you want to '''GET'''
---> Fucked, hey, if you want to '''GET'''
** "Masturbates".
---> Masturbation is good but it is not the best
---> 'Cause nothing beats [[TooMuchInformation the touch of your clitoris]]
** [[TitleDrop Pussy all night]], come and get some.
** [[AnythingThatMoves "Jack You Up"]].
** "Tight".
---> All you n*** in the back, come and jack me off!
** Inverted (and parodied) in Capitol P:
---> I don't want to be the one
---> Who's stuck with me when I whip my meat out
---> Trapped in the room when I start to beat it
---> I don't want to be the one
---> Who's touching me when I whip my meat out
---> Juggling my balls and I start to get a beat down
* InTheStyleOf: Creator/JhonenVasquez directed the music video for Shut Me Up... It shows.
** In a [[https://youtu.be/HRivw1Qija8?t=33m52s livestream]], Jimmy and Chantal once did impressions of songs from ''Pink''... in the style of BonJovi.
* {{Keet}}: Jimmy.
* LargeHam: Jimmy Urine, Steve, Righ?, and 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. Lyn-Z is famous for her impressive backbends.
** Their social media, specifically their Facebook and Jimmy's twitter, is almost all sarcastic posts [[NoIndoorVoice in all caps]].
* LastNoteNightmare:
** Straight To Video.
---> I never noticed
---> No, never noticed
---> [[DisposableSexWorker Your beauty's fading]]
---> [[DisposableSexWorker It's f-f-fading!]]
** [[{{Narcissist}} Vanity]] gets more and more warped and glitchy in the end.
---> I'm the one who '''HATES ME SO MUCH!'''
** The bass in ''Diabolical'' gets louder and louder in the last few seconds of the song. This effect was supposed to actually ''break the listeners speakers.''
* {{Lolicon}}: "Panty Shot."
** "Make Me Cum".
---> There's no restrictions anymore
---> I'm a grown man, I'm a big girl
** The [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/msi/images/1/15/Mindless_self-indulgence.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141101152720 cover]] to the self-titled EP shows a woman pulling up the skirt of a schoolgirl. Her [[CreepilyLongArms left arm]] was replaced with what looks like a ''fuck machine'' with a dildo attached to the end.
* LongRunnerLineup: Type 2.
* LoopedLyrics: "Dicks Are For My Friends" and "Diabolical".
* LyricalColdOpen: One of the best ever, from "Witness": ''"'''SON OF A BITCH!!!'''"''
* LyricalDissonance: "Hey Tomorrow, Fuck You and Your Friend Yesterday".
--> Im sinking down the fucking drain
--> Drinking away all the pain
--> I think Ill blow my brains out
--> '''[[MetalScream NOW!]]'''
* 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!!!'''"''
** Bring The Pain is full of these.
** Live, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6fTN0pAzMA Lyn-Z sometimes screams in "Bitches".]] She can even do it while backbending.
* MinisculeRocking: Most of their older songs are very, very short.
** ''Frankenstein Girls'', an album with ''30 tracks'', doesn't even make it to the 1 hour mark since most songs are only about two minutes long, if not shorter.
* 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", without a doubt.
---> Hate all the people you love, in a river of blood
---> And don't forget the gun
---> (You're gonna need it to go kill yourself)
** "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!
** Another extreme case is "You'll Rebel to Anything (As Long As It's Not Challenging)". It mocks self harm and suicidality, makes fun of their fans and scene/emo culture in very cruel ways and provokes the listener to kill themselves, like Backmask does.
---> It's time you invested in a bottle of poison
---> So we don't have to hear about you bitchin' and moanin'
---> You think you could afford a fuckin' bottle of aspirin?
* MotorMouth[=/=]StopAndGo: Done in several songs such as "Stupid MF", "Like Shit", "Thank God" and "Dickface".
* MinimalisticCoverArt: On the cover for three editions of ''If'': it's just the title with some red splatters on paper.
** The cover for Pink is black text on black background, ironically.
* {{Narcissist}}: "Make Me Cum" and "Vanity".
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their style combined, throughout their entire career, is a blend of 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 [[MyBelovedSmother middle-aged mother]] telling the listener to do things like "Go to church", "Don't sit too close to the TV", "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.]]
* NewSoundAlbum: Their 2013 album "How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit..." is less guitars and a lot more synthesizer-heavy, with a general electronic dance party-like sound instead of the usual industrial metal/punk mix.
* NWordPrivileges: Averted on occasion, particularly in their older works, but without the racist overtones.
* TheNotRemix: Pink not only remixes and remasters most of the tracks Jimmy Urine recorded before the band was founded, but also adds new vocals and instrumentation in several places from now 41 year old Jimmy Urine.
** In fact, the vocals are almost exclusively from his 20-something year old self, with one exception being the Personal Jesus cover. Jimmy said in a stream that the original demo recordings were so muddled and low-quality that they couldn't be used, so he worked on the original idea with the technical and musical skills he has today.
* OurProductSucks: A sticker on Frankenstein Girls:
--> Be the first one on your block to throw this album out of your house!
* PantyShot: They have a song with this trope as its title.
* ParentalIncest:
** In "Royally Fucked".
---> "Mommy, daddy, why don't you finger me too?"
** "I'm Your Problem Now":
---> I love my mommy 'cause she fucked my dad
---> I love my mommy 'cause she '''FUCKED THE SHIT OUT OF MY DAD'''
---> I love my mommy 'cause she ''Oh Yeah!''
---> I love my mommy 'cause she ''(panting)''
* {{Parody}}/{{Pastiche}}: "Apple Country" and "Ecnegludni Fles Sseldnim", both parodies of folky singer-songwriter songs, the former specifically from the early ages of Pop music.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "DICKS! ARE! FOR! MY! FRIENDS!"
** ''Casio.''
* RapMetal: "Bitches" and "Bring The Pain", but many more.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** "What Do They Know?" is about the murder of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Shepard Matthew Sheppard]], a homophobic hate crime.
** The album "If" was named that way because nobody really knew how the band would go on after that. The band members were starting to settle down, getting married, having children. Nobody really knew how the band would go on, or ''if'' the band would stay together, or ''if'' this was going to be the last album before they break up, etc.
* 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 VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw.
* RefugeInAudacity: Their lyrics and live shows.
* TheRemake: The album "Pink" is a compilation of songs that Jimmy wrote before his music career began, along with a lot of remastered songs from the first self titled EP.
** The song "Vanity" is a remade version of "Make Me Cum"-demo. Or "Make Me Cum" is a remade version of "Vanity" since "Vanity" was written in the 90s, however you wanna see it.
* 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"
* RhymingList: The opening to "Be Like Superman".
* {{Sampling}}: By the barrel, when they started. Mostly using Atari sounds.
** In fact, a lot of songs can't be played live because they consist of too many drum loops or samples that would have to be edited too much.
*** One of those songs is "Played", which Jimmy [[https://youtu.be/HRivw1Qija8?t=36m28s has said he really likes]], so he's not too happy about it.
* ScrewYourself: From "Make Me Cum":
--> ''Me on top''
--> ''Getting fucked, by myself''
--> ''In and out''
* 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?
* SelfHarm: "Stalkers".
--> ''With [[LoveHurts every single kiss]]''
--> ''I'm going to slit my wrists''
* 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.
* SensoryAbuse: The band used to create their songs entirely from samples and Atari sounds, and till this day, MSI songs are always electronic. Add Jimmy's [[SopranoAndGravel squeaking, squealing]] and [[CarefulWithThatAxe screaming]] voice to it, and you will get some really strange and ear-piercing little tunes.
** Such as Whipstickagostop, Step Up Ghetto Blaster or Bite Your Rhymes.
** Less extreme in their more recent songs, like Straight To Video with its high electronic tune in the intro and chorus or Diabolical with its distorted violins.
* SexGod:
** Get It Up:
--> Excuse me, do you want to screw?
--> 'Cause I'm so amazing in the sex
** Jack You Up:
--> I watch you die a thousand times, motherfucker
--> I watch ya '''UH''' when you get on top
* 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.
** Prominently in Pussy All Night or I Hate Jimmy Page.
* SpellingSong: ''C! A! S-I-O!''
* StageNames: ''Jimmy Urine'' (James Euringer), ''Steve, Righ?'' (Steve Montano), Lyn-Z (Lindsey Way) and Kitty (Jennifer Dunn).
* 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,:''' [[TooMuchInformation I gotta pee, man.]]
** In the beginning of ''Device'', paired with distorted mechanical noises and effects.
* SuicideDare: The song "Backmask" 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''
* StylisticSuck: Their general style and aesthetic. But also songs like "JX-47" or "I Think I Turned 22".
* SurprisinglyGentleSong:
** ''What Do They Know?''.
** ''Stalkers (Slit My Wrists)''.
** A lot of songs from Jimmy's [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness first self titled EP.]]
* TakeThat: "F"
-->'''Jimmy:''' Who ya callin' a faggot? Yo, [...] while you're out gay-bashing, [[AnythingThatMoves I'm gonna be at your house fucking your girlfriend.]] [[TooMuchInformation 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?"
** "Bullshit".
--> The mission fishin' for the
--> Disenfranchised little kids
--> We shoot 'em in a barrel
--> It's so easy when they're pissed!
* TakeThatUs: Not above making fun of this.
** Especially in "2 Hookers and an 8 Ball."
** "Bullshit".
--> After this, the rest is all [[TitleDrop bullshit.]]
* TeenyWeenie:
-->It's a very little penis and I'm very happy to say
-->It's a little penis come to visit you today!
* 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."
* TroubledAbuser: "Slim". A very disturbing song consisting of a loop of short sound clips and drums as an instrumental and lyrics about an abuser lamenting their problems and reasons for what they do.
--> It's my own fault that I tied the noose
--> 'Cause I cannot love what I want to abuse
* UnusualEuphemism: Possibly "I kick my juice" from Bite Your Rhymes, for jacking off.
* WordSaladLyrics: Be Like Superman.
--> Like you know I should
--> Like you know I would
--> Like you know I might
--> 'Cause you know I'm right!
--> Like you know I will
--> 'Cause you know I'm ill
--> Like you know I can
--> 'Cause ''I'm Superman!''
* WhoWritesThisCrap: In "2 Hookers and an 8 Ball":
-->''Can you believe that I write this shit?''
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Lyn-Z and Vanessa Y.T..
** Golden ''I''.

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