Therapy (Infectious Grooves song)

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Single by Infectious Grooves featuring Ozzy Osbourne
from the album The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves
Released9 October, 1991
Format 7" vinyl, CD
Genre Funk metal
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Mike Muir, Robert Trujillo
Producer(s) Mike Muir, Robert Trujillo
Music video
"Therapy" on YouTube

"Therapy" is the second single by the group Infectious Grooves from their debut album The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's the Infectious Grooves . The song featured Ozzy Osbourne singing the chorus. A music video was directed by frontman and singer Mike Muir. It received airplay on MTV's Headbanger's Ball.

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<i>The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...Its the Infectious Grooves</i> 1991 studio album by Infectious Grooves

The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move... It's the Infectious Grooves is the debut album by Infectious Grooves, released in 1991. The song "Therapy" featured vocals from Ozzy Osbourne. The album introduces the character Sarsippius. As of 2011, the album is out of print and problems with the rights ownership make a reissue unlikely. However, it is available as an MP3 download.

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In an interview with Songfacts, Muir commented on working with Osbourne:

When we were doing the record and first started recording it, the producer said, "What do you want to do on the chorus?" I said, "I actually think it would be really cool if Ozzy sang on it." And they're like, "Oh, give him a call." I'm like, "Dude, I don't know Ozzy." [...] And then two days later, I came in the studio, and he goes, "Guess who just came in the studio next door?" And I'm like, "Who?" And he goes, "Ozzy." I'm like, "You serious?" And he goes, "Yeah, go talk to him." I'm going, "I'm not going to talk to him!" We went to lunch and we came back later and there he was in there. He goes, "You have a song you want me to do?" I'm like, "Uhhhhddduuuhhh." And he put the song on, and he's like, "I want to do it! I want to do it!" And it was really cool. So it's funny, 'cause after we did it at least like once or twice a day and in the evening, we hear this little knock or something and look and he'd be poking his head through and he's like, "'Scuse me, will you play that song for me again?" And he'd get in there and listen and start jumping and he goes, "I love it! I love it!" (laughing)


Music video

The video is set in what appears to be a mental institution, switching between the band and the staff of the institution. It also shows Ozzy Osbourne screaming "Therapy!" during the chorus, swinging a pocket watch to the viewer. There are also shots of mentally ill people and the band members in cages.

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