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
Had no idea this was completed or released but man, some harrowing (heroin) stuff:
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 October 2014 03:07 (three 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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink
Search: With Sympathy
― The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 7 July 2017 13:03 (eight months ago) Permalink