Ministry. S&D.

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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

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 (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

eleven months pass...

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

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 (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

everyone otm

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

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