Mindless Self Indulgence is a self-described electronic punk band from New York City whose Facebook page lists My Chemical Romance and Morningwood as “Artists We Also Like”. They’ve toured with Korn and Sum 41, and even formed their own record label called Uppity Cracker. They also have a song called “Faggot”.
Jimmy Urine is the lead singer of Mindless Self Indulgence. If you strain really hard, you may hear a slight vocal resemblance to Jack White of The White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Wheater, et al. However, for Urine, that’s enough to accuse White of “ripping off” Mindless Self Indulgence — whatever that means.
Here’s the transcript of Urine’s rant from the band’s show at the Marquee Theatre in Phoenix on Friday night:
“Hey Jack, how’s the new record that sounds just like me? Hope you’re enjoying that Grammy you didn’t win. You ripped off the wrong motherfucker if you want to win a Grammy. Hey Jack, we don’t mind if you ripped us off — just say that you ripped us off. Listen to me, Jack: 1.) You have to get back together with Meg and start The White Stripes again, and 2.) You need to learn to stop giving a shit and love Mindless Self Indulgence, bitch. I don’t care if you ripped us off — just admit it. And scene.
And here’s the video:
Two real quick thoughts here: 1.) Urine does know White has already won a bunch of Grammys, right? So clearly he ripped off the right motherfucker. 2.) He seems genuinely sincere with his plea for a White Stripes reunion, which makes this whole thing all the more confusing.
Anyways, if you’re interested, here’s what Mindless Self Indulgence sound like: