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Mike Theiss "Doityourselfincrimination"

Track List:

(((click to hear sound clips)))

1. Cat Came Back 4:22
2. Bubba's Booty Bumper 6:12
3. 68th Stand 6:03
4. Clap Your Feet 6:25
5. Down & Dignified 6:56
6. Riffin 5:48
7. Pookie's Theme 6:05
8. The Lowdown 4:46
9. Doityourselfincrimination 8:19
10. Cat Ran Away 5:24

2006 Vampidemic


Composed, arranged, produced, performed, recorded and mixed by Mike Theiss

Mastered by Ryan Foster @ Freq Mastering

Photos, inspiration and funkometrics by Janice L. Parker

Cover art and design by Bryan Theiss at Frankenseuss Laboratories

What people are saying about "Doityourselfincrimination":

"In general, I love the whole CD. It's not boring and it makes you think!!!
Good one Mike, Proud to know you."

- Bernie Worrell - Founding Member of Parliament/Funkadelic


"Old school butt-winding funk with a nastiness that would've made Bootsy scream 'DAY-AM!!!' - that's the essence of the Mike Theiss stee-lo. Spleen-melting analog bass, horny horns, head-snapping beats, and tighter-than-a-hamster's-butt production are the hallmarks of "Doityourselfincrimination" Dig it once, and you'll have a difficult as hell time keeping his tunes out of your player, Pod, or head!"

- Rafe Gomez - Radio/Club D.J. - The Groove Boutique/NYC


"The title's a bit hard to fathom, but the grooves here are very straight ahead -- tight jazz funk of a style that's heavy in 60s and 70s soul jazz influences -- but which comes off with a slightly more modern touch! Mike Theiss plays all instruments here himself -- including organ, keyboards, and plenty of sax -- all in a recreation of older soulful modes, but with a bit of a contemporary twist to the production. Given that the record's a one-man affair, the sound is really quite strong -- and you can hardly spot the difference between Mike's work here on all instruments, and the often weaker sounds of a full band doing it together! If we had to pick a sort of style here, we'd almost line Mike's sound up with that of Ron Levy's recent albums -- slightly slick jazz funk, but still plenty darn nice!"

- Dusty Groove America -


"Do you like Funk? Then you need to check this cat out!"

- Ryan Foster - Mastering Engineer - Freq Mastering