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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink
i LOVE lame mid 80s drum machines.
― stirmonster, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:10 (six years ago) Permalink
― t_s (how's life), Sunday, 23 December 2012 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink
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 (five years ago) Permalink
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 (five years ago) Permalink
haha at you falling for it and checking it out!
― pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:17 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink
Had no idea this was completed or released but man, some harrowing (heroin) stuff:
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 October 2014 03:07 (four years ago) Permalink
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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) Permalink
― don't ask me why i posted this (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:40 (three years ago) Permalink
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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink
Search: With Sympathy
― The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 7 July 2017 13:03 (one year ago) Permalink