Trujillo, 29, was born in Santa Monica, California,
and grew up listening to his mother's Motown music
and his father's roots rock. That explains why he became
a natural at funk-rock bass. But it took a slew of other
influences--from Yes toKajagoogoo--to help forge the
sound of Infectious Grooves. The band's highly inventive
debut, The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move,
combined heavy funk and noisy, guitar-driven riff rock,
warped by sudden turns in tempo, feel, and meter
and punctuated by comic spoken- word interludes.
The band continued its "groovalistic" ways with Sarsippius'
Ark, which combined originals with covers, live cuts, and
demos.In recording Groove Family Cyco, Infectious has
settled on a solid lineup: Trujillo and Muir, drummer Brooks
Wackerman(the teenage brother of Zappa alum Chad
Wackerman), and guitarists Dean Pleasants
and Adam Siegel.
And even though Robert still gives 100% to Suicidal, his
bread-and-butter gig, Infectious has turned into much more than
just a side project - and the bassist has a lot more up his sleeve.
Ampeg SVT III
Dean Markley Strings