Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (also known as D.R.I.) are a United States crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas, in 1982. The band currently comprises founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Rob Rampy and bassist Harald Oimoen. D.R.I. never gained a mainstream audience, but the integration of their hardcore punk roots with speed metal/thrash metal influences was a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries—most notably Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion Of Conformity, and S.