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Band: Ministry

Postby Bernardo on Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:39 pm

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Postby placeholder on Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:57 pm

a joke band that started doing a bad depeche mode impression and transformed into a silly cock-rock band with synths and comically cliched samples. CRAP, with a few tolerable songs if i'm feeling very generous.

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Postby the Classical on Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:45 pm

jesus fucking christ on a crutch CRAP!!!!!!!!!!

euro-fags until they heard songs about fucking and then who do they sound like?

wanna buy a remix record? douche bags
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Postby scelops on Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:32 am

At the risk of nothing...

I like 'em. I even like the last album they did, -best they've ever done maybe. Of course they are goofy looking and have ridiculous samples, -we need ridiculous bands like Ministry. And crap or not, I don't think they've ever sounded like Big Black.


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Postby the Classical on Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:58 am

they sound nothing like big black, they were ripping big black off and failing and making horrid music at the same time
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:24 am

with sympathy - crap
12" inch singles (halloween/etc.) - not crap for the time but pretty crappy now.
twitch - see above
land of rape and honey - not crap
the mind is a terrible thing to taste - not crap
psalm 69 - more crap than not
filth pig - not total crap because of being smart enough to recruit rey washam
dark side of the spoon - total crap despite rey washam
animositisomina - just barely not crap, especially when compared to the last two

I have an ingrained reflex to always try out new Ministry music, because they were one of the first "big" shows (relatively, of course) that I saw that wasn't mainstream, like REM or whomever. At the Riviera, 1988, holy crap. LOR&H tour, and there was more going on onstage then I could process. And guys going into the pit with razor blades sewn sharp end out into their leather.

I still really love that record, and certain ones by RevCo and Front 242 and Lard. Okay, actually only certain songs.

But I think that all of their good songs from the last five Ministry albums could be put on one disc.


Not Crap: 4 vs. Crap: 5

thusly,

Ministry = Crap

Al Jourgensen wore diapers in the studio. Diapers.

Full of crap.
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Postby gcbv on Fri Dec 12, 2003 11:03 am

I don't think there was one other human being who was treated with more disdain at Waterloo Records In Austin as Mr. Al Jourgensen. Staff would regularly ask him if he was someone else, and he would grumble something unintelligible from behind his shit-smell cowboy hat. For one week, he was asked by just about everyone if he was Ted Nugent. Yet, he still came back in. Amazing.

This band is, well, CRAP.

A basic standard CRAP. The example they use in the CRAP 101 textbook.
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Postby placeholder on Fri Dec 12, 2003 11:21 am

"everyday is halloween" is one of the most comically bad things i have ever heard. honestly, if the "bop-oom-bop-bop" backing vocals don't throw you into a laughing fit when they come in, just wait for the breakdown with all the rapid turntable scratches and that tormented jourgensen-shriek. or is it a sample? either way, it's comedy gold. oh! and the faux-british accent is brilliant.
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Postby Wernehm_Zackariaah on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:00 pm

Ministry are the greatest band of all time. This is, in fact, a fact. That song Stigmata is a brilliant example of what I like to call "exquisite minimalism".

Overwhelmingly powerful slabs of monolithic rock. The repitition elucidates on the automation of the post-modern era. Don't you get it?

They invented that distorted vocal sound. Al Jourgensen was correct in saying that Steve Albini is not talented. I mean, Steve's pretty good, but compared to the compositional power of Ministry, who can compare? In comparison, no one is talented at all.

I think the 75% crap here is due to people just not getting Ministry. If your favorite band is U.S. Maple, you won't like Ministry at all. You should seriously get some taste in music, if that is the case.

I hear Paul Barker recently left the band. Paul, if you're looking for a new song writing buddy, here I am! 5 weeks on the road with Fugazi. Email me, man! Lead into Gold was the best thing ever (next to Ministry and FYC).

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Postby same on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:18 pm

are these guys even a band? they don't sound like a band, but more like a guy writing mediocre industrial music in a studio.

...kinda CRAPpy if you ask me.
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Postby Wernehm_Zackariaah on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:32 pm

same wrote:are these guys even a band? they don't sound like a band, but more like a guy writing mediocre industrial music in a studio.

...kinda CRAPpy if you ask me.


Um, yeah... You may have heard of their drummer, Martin Atkins from Killing Joke and PiL.

Let me know when you get on the college radio charts, ok?
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Postby revrantMeat on Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:10 am

i havent heard alot of their music
i got filth pig becuase i read rey washam plays drums in it
i like it alot.
based on what ive heard, not crap.
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Postby Redline on Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:43 am

Yuck. Crap.
I'd rather listen to James Taylor.
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Postby Champion Rabbit on Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:01 am

I voted crap because I am an adult.

Ministry aren't for adults, and thus I feel something of a killjoy.

When I was 15 I thought Ministry was pretty damn good.

"NOW LOOK MAN!...DOW-DE-DOW...NOW LOOK MAN!...DOW-DE-DOW...etc"

Used to love that.

CRAP.
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Postby connor on Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:16 am

Easy: crap. CRAP.

Isn't this the band that Kubrick really dug? I think I read that somewhere (it had something to do with the band's appearance in A.I.).

Oh, Stanley. This is disheartening.
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Postby Linus Van Pelt on Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:08 am

A friend of mine was into this in high school. His mom was giving him a ride somewhere and he asked if he could put in a tape. She asked what it was, and he said "Ministry", and she was pleasantly surprised to think that her son was listening to some good, wholesome, Christian music. Then he put in the tape and she was unpleasantly surprised.

Crap, but I still put on the "Jesus Built My Hot Rod" song every once in a while and get nostalgic.

And as for Stanley Kubrick: I can't get too disheartened by the guy who made Eyes Wide Shut. I mean, he made a lot of great stuff, and he's totally NC, but with that film, he lost his ability to disappoint, if you see what I mean.
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Postby Mark Lansing on Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:15 am

connor wrote:Isn't this the band that Kubrick really dug? I think I read that somewhere (it had something to do with the band's appearance in A.I.).


Nope, it was Steve Spielberg who thought they looked weird and scary and got them the A.I. gig. Actually, Kubrick's participation in A.I. was minimal at best -- he had worked on the script for some time, decided it wasn't workable, and tossed it to Spielberg as something he might be interested in. Steve, desperate for respect, gobbled it up like a dog goes after table scraps. This is the extent of their "collaboration."

Oh, and Ministry sucks like a cheap whore at a Shriner's convention.
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Postby bri2u2002 on Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:50 am

I Like them. Everybody else is wrong
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Postby John W. on Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:39 am

His music is about as scary as a Freddie/Jason costume from Walgreens. Canned horror show thrash bullshit. That's depressing to know that Rey W. sunk from being in a cool band like Scratch Acid to being in a band like Ministry. Sorry, it's just that being around during the 80s in Chicago when Ministry/Wax Trax/Lincoln Park/Lakeview/expensive leather jacket 'industrial'-goth chic was in full bloom can really make a guy hate Al J. Is he still on crack? Fuck that fucker.
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Postby the seaward on Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:45 am

When I was young, it was always the hyperactive friends of mine that liked Ministry. I had to have been pals with at least a half dozen Beavises, all of them flipping out over Ministry.

I used to like them okay but as my tastes became more refined with age I discovered they were...

CRAP!!!
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