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It’s dark and it’s uncomfortable, but you could never accuse this record of being anything other than fascinating.
The first Anthrax sleeve to be painted by comic book artist Alex Ross, who’s kept the gig as band artist right up to their latest album, even while maintaining a dizzying work rate at Marvel and DC and multiple other empires.
"I was very into doing painful things in the late '80s and early '90s," he says with a laugh.
Listen to how heavy Stigmata is – that’s not even a real guitar, it’s a sample! As a live band, Ministry have always been an absolute beast. This timeless record, alongside the ensuing tour – which featured twenty-foot-high fences between band and fans, numerous lawsuits and a backstage altercation which resulted in Al shoving vegetables up his arse and trying to rub the contents against the members of Metallica, a manoeuvre called ‘the Flying Dutchman’ – cemented Ministry as legends of industrial and, well, just music in general. All that was left was misery.
But, as much as the experimentation adds to the record, The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste benefits most from that pure, dunderheaded thrash element that’s smashed straight into the industrial. Tracks like Supermanic Soul and Bad Blood are certified bangers, true, but even the latter features a slide guitar part that remained unused from the still-inaccessible The Land Of Rape And Honey eleven years prior.
Receive news and offers from our other brands? ", Elledge—who would go on to create many more album covers and videos for Ministry—estimates that the entire process, from initial photography to final layout, took about a week of intensive work.
Filth Pig is the sixth studio album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on January 30, 1996 by Warner Bros. Records. Mikey bowed out to work with Gibson Guitars, leaving his axe in the more than capable mitts of Prong’s Tommy Victor; The Last Sucker is Ministry’s third mirthful missive against George W. Bush, branching out to attack Dick Cheney, The Patriot Act and the general demise of the Bush administration.
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Al Jourgensen: Ministry's first album made me the maniac douchebag I am today, Every Mastodon album ranked from worst to best, Need premiere video for new single Nemmortal, Attention South American maggots! Much like Dark Side Of The Spoon, Filth Pig remains a stark, difficult record to listen to, even in 2016, but it’s one hell of a ride – even the cover of Bob Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay seamlessly slots into the album, unlike later covers the band recorded. Well, they all happen to cite The Land Of Rape And Honey as essentially Year Zero when it comes their bands. They all wanted Psalm 70, and I gave them an electronic-free record full of gun-in-mouth dirges of nothing but pain. 10) No W (Houses Of The Molé, 2004) The first Ministry album not to feature bassist and long-time collaborator Paul Barker, 2004’s Houses Of The Molé was also the first in the band’s anti-Bush trilogy, the title of this opening track being self-explanatory, and the song itself featuring samples of then president George W Bush. Copyright © 2020 by Project M Group LLC.
But we have a need for it.”.
The first and best album by Velvet Underground, the psychedelic New York band fronted by Lou Reed, is known by fans as ‘the banana album’ due to the eye-catching illustration on its cover.
By What they got was one of the dirtiest, most rancid records to ever see release by a major label. The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989).
Inspiration from ‘60s rockers 13th Floor Elevators led to the cruel, static-laden vocal performance we’re treated to from Al; this record is a masterclass in innovation and, above all, it defined the genre of industrial metal. The Live Auctioneers website sold the original artwork in 2004 (it sold for its starting bid of $1000), claiming “It features portraits of the band over a red spiral.” Although the spinning metalhead certainly resembles Joey Belladonna, it’s again not clear if this was deliberate.
"I'd use Brillo pads and tacks to do that.
Here's Uncle Al's albums arranged in order of greatness.
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Tearing the fuck out of his guitar onstage with Rigor Mortis, Mr. Michael Ralph Scaccia suffered from a heart attack and died. Every Ministry album, ranked from worst to best. Carl Orff’s O Fortuna mercilessly melds into album opener No W, while Waiting and Worthless also exhibit that streamlined neo-thrash.