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Artist: Ministry
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Sphinctour (Live) (Explicit Version) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60527923
UPC: 060768454026
UPC 14: 00060768454026
Release Date: 3/19/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Psalm 69 ~ Ministry
2. Crumbs ~ Ministry
3. Reload ~ Ministry
4. Filth Pig ~ Ministry
5. Just 1 Fix ~ Ministry
6. N.W.O. ~ Ministry
7. Hero ~ Ministry
8. Thieves ~ Ministry
9. Scarecrow ~ Ministry
10. Lava ~ Ministry
11. Fall, The ~ Ministry
At a time when trends are becoming skewed and hybrid artists are becoming the norm, Chicago's Ministry still stands tall as a true innovator. Initially experimenting with a fusion of menacing guitar riffery with electro-industrial samples and loops, the band essentially created the crossover genre of Industrial Hard rock, serving as an influence to a wellspring of budding artists, from Nine Inch Nails and White Zombie to Fear Factor and Orgy. The band more recently achieved notable success with tracks on the extremely popular Matrix soundtrack and in the Steven Spielberg film, A.I.. Possessing a flair for the enigmatic, the band spearheaded an unlikely marriage between harsh melancholy and black humor. Thus, the band's March 19th debut release for Sanctuary is a special live album entitled Sphinctour. Recorded at various shows around the globe, the disc captures Ministry in top form, mixing cold, calculated precision with raucous chaos in a circus of mayhem; the very crux of a Ministry performance. The result is a more powerful and intense live release than even their own classic 1990 live EP In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up. Vocalist Al Jourgenson reminisces the energy transfer of a Ministry show: "We just hammered out one song after another, and I'd see all of these young headbangers and kids with shark-fin Mohawks getting winded. By the time we'd play "Thieves," they had to play Tag Team Moshpit with their friends, because they couldn't keep up with us cranky f***ers."

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Ministry: Al Jourgensen (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums); Paul Barker (vocals, bass guitar, programming); Z. Hukic, Louis Svitek (guitar); Duane Buford (keyboards); Reynolds Washam (drums).
Muze PNote Combining doomy, aggressive synth-pop beats with unrelenting heavy-metal riffs and a terminally gloomy, angry worldview, Ministry provides a soundtrack to restless youth getting their first look at harsh reality. After touring with Lollapalooza in the early '90s, Ministry embarked on one of their biggest tours ever in 1996. Entitled SPHINCTOUR, this journey took them across North America and Europe with their industrial-rock attack. This collection of performances from that tour includes 13 tracks, each performed in a different venue from Chicago to Paris to Brussels to Albuquerque. Includes "Scarecrow," "Psalm 69," "Filth Pig," and the epic "Stigmata."

Producer: Jeffrey Kinert

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Goth Wave Industrial Colle
Muze Music Compilations Rio Grande Blood (Dig)

Associated Artists and Works

Rio Grande Dub ~ Various Artists
Rio Grande Blood [PA] ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/19/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 84540
Music Label Name Label : Sanctuary (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00060768454026

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