Ministry. S&D.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQozjL_Xi88

This is still probably Ministry's weirdest video ever. The fact that they used the 12" version for the video -- all 3 minutes of intro On-U sound drums -- is part of it. The other major part is the surprise(?) ending at 6:15. This was a cornerstone track for me... part On-U Sound, part Einsturzende Neubauten, part Dead Or Alive.

ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 06:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I should have looked for that video earlier. (And hi there, of course!)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:56 (five years ago) Permalink

"Everyday Is Halloween" is the song that made me notice Ministry but "Over the Shoulder" is the song that made me LOVE them (specifically that 12" version)

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:11 (five years ago) Permalink

DEAD CATS HANGING FROM POLES

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

nobody with a good car needs to be justified

lol never realized this is from Hughes' Wise Blood before (such a great movie)

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:52 (five years ago) Permalink

it is! love brad dourif so much in that movie. huston's though. john hughes' wise blood is a dream yet unfulfilled...

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 19:34 (five years ago) Permalink

whaaaat the fuck is that

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 04:28 (five years ago) Permalink

New album, apparently. For some reason.

this fucking guy that i speak to you about (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 04:38 (five years ago) Permalink

It's the worst album I've heard this year so far.

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 05:22 (five years ago) Permalink

it looks like it

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 05:35 (five years ago) Permalink

It has to be bad. A Republican is currently not president.

ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 08:13 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUhrBBsNTTA

Uhh. Al Jourgensen is slowly turning into Lisa Bonet's grandmother.

benernienie taumaupin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 09:07 (five years ago) Permalink

I would like to hear the half-assed Killing Joke melodic bit in the chorus rescued from this song and put in a better one.

benernienie taumaupin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 09:08 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

From the cheap laughs department:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/163310_10151744919665167_1837077591_n.jpg

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Top-rated YouTube commenter on 99 Percenters bringing harsh truths:

Wow.... Just.... Wow. Been a fan through all incarnations since '86. Seen them live a ton of times.. Probably my favorite band of all time. After watching this, ... I'm getting off the crazy train. I thought there were some good tracks on the album, but this just comes off as sheer fucking laziness. It was a great run Al, but please stay true to your word and put this band to bed. Fuck, I never thought I'd join the haters... But this does suck.

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Get wolves (DL), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink

I have a copy of that doc that came out, "Fix" or "Fixed" or w/e...part of me is curious but the rest of me kinda knows this is a thing I probably don't need to watch

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

A lot of mid-80s industrial is pretty hard to listen to - not because it's too harsh or gritty in the intended way, but because it uses lame mid-80s drum machines and transposed, key-triggered samples.

It sounds like a lot of these bands thought they sounded edgy and counter-cultural, but in retrospect it all sounds like Anne Dudley playing hookey with Ferris Bueller.

3×5, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:37 (five years ago) Permalink

what drum machines should they have been using instead? drum machines from the future?

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:42 (five years ago) Permalink

uhhhh Land Of Rape And Honey still pummels me in the face with "lame mid-80's drum machines" also 2) that's not the problem and b) RONG

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:57 (five years ago) Permalink

i LOVE lame mid 80s drum machines.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:10 (five years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Aww man. RIP. I was actually a fan of Rigor Mortis well before he joined Ministry, dude was pretty speedy.

flared bass (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 23 December 2012 23:32 (four years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

After not having paid any attention to a Ministry album since Psalm 69 turned me off for good I was mildly curious to hear the new (supposedly last ever) album after reading Al saying that parts of it were inspired by Adrian Sherwood and would put King Tubby to shame on the dub front. Needless to say King Tubby can rest in his grave without having to worry that his techniques have been usurped by Al and Sherwood must be chuckling into his mixing desk at how bad it is. The "dub" bits make No Doubt seem like Prince Far I at his heaviest in comparison. Cod dub!

stirmonster, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

haha at you falling for it and checking it out!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:17 (four years ago) Permalink

There is never any compelling reason to listen to anything Ministry released after 1989.

Bitch Fantastic (DJP), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:25 (four years ago) Permalink

yup, what a sucker! at least i maintain my *cough*youthful*cough* optimism / naiveté. xp

stirmonster, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:31 (four years ago) Permalink

put King Tubby to shame on the dub front

this is just a shameful thing for anyone to claim

Hip Hop Hamlet (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 18:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Well, King Tubby is dead, so maybe it's just a matter of parsing tense.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 18:31 (four years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Had no idea this was completed or released but man, some harrowing (heroin) stuff:

http://vimeo.com/91347991

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 October 2014 03:07 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

No matter how tempted you are, do not try and read Al's book.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the warning. I'm always on the lookout for a good trashy drug band bio. What's bad about it?

american tail/american pie (how's life), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's bad. I can't even remember enough about it to pick it apart, but it was just...dull.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 18:16 (two years ago) Permalink

It's dull because it's full of bullshit stories (some of which are patently not true) only told to make Al the greatest bestest drug taker ever. An awful lot of them have something "nearly" happen and there's a preponderance of casual racism, homophobia and rape culture that is sometimes glorified but at a minimum glossed over and excused with another anecdote where he has a token gay or black friend (invariably who he never mentions again).

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 20:41 (two years ago) Permalink

i kind of almost enjoyed it even though i was fully aware it was BS. his treatise on economics at the end was complete and utter nonsense though; he patently thinks he's a lot smarter than he actually is or maybe he has genuinely fried his brain. i read chris connelly's book immediately after which is way better.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I read Chris Connelly's first but it seemed so skewed to making out Al was a complete dick that I thought I'd read this for balance. Instead it reinforces some of the conclusions you make from the other book.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:29 (two years ago) Permalink

everyone otm

don't ask me why i posted this (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:40 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

So this week, Ministry (via Cleopatra Records) posted a previously unreleased live album on Bandcamp. It's called Live Necronomicon, and it's about 85 minutes long - there's a double vinyl edition that may already be sold out, and then a digital version. No CDs. Anyway, according to this piece on Slicing Up Eyeballs, it's basically the raw tapes from In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up, with a few Jello Biafra spoken-word bits and a version of Revolting Cocks' "Stainless Steel Providers" excised. Note that In Case... had a lot of studio overdubs, which are absent here, making the music much more overtly metallic and placing the vocals a lot higher in the mix. The set list includes their covers of Public Image Ltd.'s "Public Image" and Skinny Puppy's "Smothered Hope," and versions of Pailhead's "No Bunny" and "Man Should Surrender" and Lard's "The Power of Lard" and "Hellfudge." It's really good, and worth your nine bucks.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 7 July 2017 01:55 (five months ago) Permalink

Chris Connelly lives by me. I see him all the time with his family, in full suburban dad mode.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 July 2017 02:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Search: With Sympathy

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 7 July 2017 13:03 (five months ago) Permalink


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