Mindless Self Indulgence
Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy



by Iluvatar EMERITUS
April 9th, 2006 | 96 replies

Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Oh, Mindless Self Indulgence, how the times have treated you. I remember as if it were only a few days ago that I discovered you, Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy. We had some good times, you and I. Over your 30 tracks that average around a minute and forty-eight seconds, I find comfort in the knowledge that, and no one else, am listening to you at that moment. At least, that’s what I like to think. Oh, you were a feisty one all right. When I first picked you up, FGWSSS, I vehemently denied. Oh sure, I thought you had some interesting ideas and drum beats, but I mean, you were industrial, and I ever so hated industrial. I in fact, wished the guy from Nine Inch Nails would have just become one of the things from that one video; the name escapes me now, but that matters not. All that matters is that I have found you once again, my dear, dear FGWSSS.

It may have taken me a while, but I eventually saw your charm and wit. Even though you may have warned me at first (in a rather backhanded way…why did you have that mask on, anyways"), I couldn’t help it. You’re lyrics about devouring young, about how you wanted to simply murderize me, they all seemed so harmless and fun. Your declaration that “bitches love me” just entranced my whole being, especially with the old school hip-hop feel you put behind it. Honestly, you had me at “and go go gogogogo kill yourself.”

Your humor just appealed to me so. Sure, many people called you disgusting, overly violent, woman hating, a gay basher, but I saw past all of that. It was just a laugh fest whenever you were around. Nothing in particular you said was funny in and of itself, you were just so un-pc and shocking to me, I couldn’t help but chuckle at some of your classic lines. Can you forget when you said “I been denied all the best ultra sex”, and we just died of laughter" I can’t. You also had such a good sense flow, I was always stunned at the way you spit out your romantic lines toward me. “Home girls attention you must pay” was so memorable, I made a little widget for it.

In conclusion, I love you FGWSSS. When we’re together, I just feel that special feeling that I normally only get while watching one of those “a special episode of Walker, Texas Ranger”. Namely, it’s a warm, fuzzy feeling, and my toesies curl up, and I have a cup of hot chocolate. You are the only reason I can stand industrial to this day, Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy, and for that you deserve all the love I can give you. Oh, Mindless Self Indulgence, how the times have treated you.

That is a clear indication of how much I love this album. It also was a nice and easy way of expressing that this album obviously isn’t for everyone. The lyrics are incredibly offensive, very few albums with vocals so clean come close to how brutal this album is. The lyrics I shared above are not close to how far this album goes. Even if you can take a gay joke here or there, you may be best left never bothering to figure out what the lyrics are, or probably never checking this album out.

However, if you have a very, very, very good (some may say dark or abysmal, but I disagree) sense of humor, you can check some of the best music put out this millennium. MSI explore a myriad of styles, from hip hop on tracks such as Bitches, a high octane track that some may recognize the opening to, to a nu metal sound on what could possibly the best song on the album, I Hate Jimmy Page. On the track, Mr. Urine basically makes a huge anti-nu metal sentiment. At least, I hope that’s what he’s saying. But considering very often it all seems to be random babbling, it’s very hard to verify anything.

This album, no matter how I may have come off earlier, is grand. Its 30 tracks of just audio garbage, but its audio garbage that just makes sense. Although there are obviously weak tracks scattered throughout, the album is 30 songs long, of course it’s going to have its share of mediocrity. Someone decided to classify MSI as industrial, and I am not going to change that. However, they combine so many elements, from hip hop, electronica, industrial, metal, and even nu metal that this album just can’t be looked as anything other than a masterpiece. I recommend this album to three types of people: Those who love music in general, and wont will just enjoy this for what it is; those with an incredibly dark sense of humor (you’ll find this album a godsend);and to those who, like me, are looking for something that, 6 years after it’s release, is still an incredibly fresh breath of air and a classic album in its own right. I loved this album, and will to my grave, and if you disagree, well, as Urine states on I Hate Jimmy Page, “You’re so wrong with yo jive you don’t know me”.

Band members:
Little Jimmy Urine- Lead Vocals, Programming
Steve, Righ"- Lead guitar, backup vocals
Vanessa TY/Lyn-Z- Bass Guitar (Past/Present)
Kitty- Drums

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April 9th 2006


Iluvatar, I like my coffee black, just like my metal, but I still can't give this five stars. Three and a half, because you got on my good side with the Walker: Texas Ranger reference.
Nice review.

April 9th 2006


Classic seems like you're going a bit too far for MSI. While I like MSI, I just cant see this album as being one of the best albums of 2000 another five years from now. But who knows?
Another great review, btw.

The Sludge
April 10th 2006


Album Rating: 5.0

You took my first review.... i'm a little sad now..... it looks like i'll just have to review Winger. I'm not looking forward to it, but i'll survive.

Nice review though, mine wouldnt have been as good though

The Jungler
April 10th 2006


Nice review, I've heard alot about these guys, but I've never checked them out. I guess this would be a good place to start

April 10th 2006


good review, but Ive heard much better from you

April 10th 2006


If an album with 30 songs that you describe as "just audio garbage--that makes sense" and "has its fair share of mediocrity [due to the number of songs]," how does this still deserve a "five?" How has this album influenced a scene, culture, or music trend in any groundbreakingly important way? Why does this deserve a five if an eleven-song album that has NO mediocre songs doesn't get a five? By what criteria other than your own personal enjoyment are you rating this an undeniable bonafide "classic?"

April 10th 2006


While upon the first few listens this album/band is pretty enjoyable. MSI's biggest flaw, in my opinion, is that they get old and annoying really quick. This album/band is definitely not worth a 5 rating.

April 21st 2006


While I don't like your eulogy-styled review, big-ups on highlighting what FGWSSS provides the listener.

April 28th 2006


Good review. "I Hate Jimmy Page"? provocative... Ah well. You get my vote anyway.

April 28th 2006


I enjoyed it.

May 7th 2006


god, this band sux

May 7th 2006


I like MSI, but this album had too many "stopping moments in the middle of a song". Like... this is what... I... meant.

May 13th 2006


Album Rating: 5.0

definitely my favorite msi album..

excellent review

holy crapper
May 15th 2006


very good album from a very good band.

The Sludge
July 15th 2006


Album Rating: 5.0

I'll show you how, official midgets jack me off.

July 15th 2006


Only one review for this? Oh well. Nice job. I Hate Jimmy Page is the best song in the world, despite its questionable subject matter.

July 15th 2006


I like it's title.This Message Edited On 07.15.06

July 15th 2006


Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Why have I waited this long to check out MSI? This is some great stuff. I need this album ASAP.

I don't really like concept reviews, but this one's pretty good.

August 10th 2006


Album Rating: 5.0

MSI is amazing.

really what they've done with their unique sounds is really...just unique.

very very cool stuff...great review.

*two thumbs up*

August 10th 2006


Album Rating: 4.0

Industrial > Your Face

Nice review, it's very different (in a good way), I love this album, but I'd still have to give it a 3.5. I love half of the songs on here, but the other half are kinda Yawn.

I still consider this more punk than industrial. Industrial doesn't deal with hot button issues like having balls and the sack and the crackers in your crack. But I may be wrong.

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