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Ministry discography

Ministry discography
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Ministry performing at the 2017 Hellfest.
Studio albums14
Live albums8
Compilation albums14
Video albums5
Music videos20
Singles30

As of 2018, the discography of Ministry—an American rock band founded and fronted by Al Jourgensen—consists of fourteen studio albums, eight live albums, fourteen compilation and remix albums, thirty singles, five video albums (including video versions of live albums) and twenty music videos.

Formed in 1981, the band made their recording debut with the single "I’m Falling / Cold Life", released by Wax Trax! Records in the US and Situation Two in the UK, respectively.[1] Signing a short-lived contract with Arista Records, the band released their debut studio album, With Sympathy, which hit the upper 90s in the Billboard 200, in May 1983. Following a departure from Arista, Ministry returned on Wax Trax!, where several singles—including the club hit "(Every Day Is) Halloween"—were released in 1984-85.[2] After signing a deal with Sire Records in 1985, the band released the single “Over the Shoulder”, which was followed by the album Twitch in March 1986; co-produced by Jourgensen and Adrian Sherwood, Twitch hit No. 194 in the Billboard 200 and was regarded by profile commentators as a turning point in Ministry' artistic style.[3]

In 1988-89, Ministry releases The Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste. Both positively received by music press, these two albums hit the upper 160s in the Billboard 200, and were certified gold by RIAA. During the tour in support of The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste, the band recorded their debut live album, In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up, released in 1990.

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[4]
CAN AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
1983 With Sympathy 96

US: 103,484+[14]

1986 Twitch 194 97

US: 138,755+[14]

1988 The Land of Rape and Honey
  • Released: October 11, 1988
  • Label: Sire/Warner Bros.
164

US: 525,000+[citation needed]

1989 The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
  • Released: November 14, 1989
  • Label: Sire/Warner Bros.
163 38

US: 587,000+[citation needed]

1992 Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
  • Released: July 14, 1992
  • Label: Sire/Warner Bros.
27 22 69 24 33
[16]

US: 1,061,948+[citation needed]

1996 Filth Pig
  • Released: January 30, 1996
  • Label: Warner Bros.
19 5 9 47 28 16 38 7 50 43

US: 236,557+[14]

1999 Dark Side of the Spoon
  • Released: June 8, 1999
  • Label: Warner Bros.
92 57 51 85

US: 79,459+[14]

2003 Animositisomina
  • Released: February 18, 2003
  • Label: Sanctuary/BMG
157 125 93 186

US: 46,319+[14]

2004 Houses of the Molé
  • Released: June 22, 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary/BMG
162 135

US: 45,419+[14]

2006 Rio Grande Blood 134 60

US: 34,346+[14]

2007 The Last Sucker
  • Released: September 18, 2007
  • Label: 13th Planet/Megaforce
130 95

US: 5,140+[19]

2012 Relapse
  • Released: March 23, 2012
  • Label: 13th Planet
193 72 56 99

US: 5,000+[14]

2013 From Beer to Eternity
  • Released: September 10, 2013
  • Label: 13th Planet
140 79
2018 AmeriKKKant 73 189 57 65
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

Year Album details AUS
[5]
UK
[20]
Sales
1990 In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up
  • Released September 4, 1990
  • Label: Sire/Warner Bros.
US: 196,225[14]
1995 Just Another Fix
  • Released January 1, 1995
  • Label: Warner Bros.
21 US: 1,130[citation needed]
2002 Sphinctour
  • Released April 9, 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary/BMG
US: 12,113[14]
2009 Adios... Puta Madres
  • Released March 31, 2009
  • Label: 13th Planet
2013 Enjoy the Quiet—Live at Wacken 2012
  • Released August 27, 2013
  • Label: UDR/EMI
33
2014 Last Tangle in Paris / Live 2012 Defibrila Tour
  • Released July 8, 2014
  • Label: UDR
2015 Toronto 1986
  • Released May 22, 2015
  • Label: Cleopatra
2017 Live Necronomicon
  • Released July, 2017
  • Label: Cleopatra
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation and remix albums

Year Album details Sales
1987 Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984) US: 113,646[14]
1993 Box
  • Released: November 30, 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros.
2001 Greatest Fits
  • Released: June 19, 2001
  • Label: Warner Bros.
US: 89,283[14]
2003 Twitched (unauthorised release)
2004 Early Trax
  • Released: October 12, 2004
  • Label: Rykodisc
US: 7,555[14]
Side Trax
  • Released: October 12, 2004
  • Label: Rykodisc
US: 9,205[14]
2005 Rantology
  • Released: September 27, 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary/BMG
US: 12,868[14]
2007 Rio Grande Dub
  • Released: July 10, 2007
  • Label: 13th Planet
US: 9,750[citation needed]
2008 Cover Up
  • Released: April 1, 2008
  • Label: 13th Planet
US: 1,400[21]
2009 The Last Dubber
  • Released: September 15, 2009
  • Label: 13th Planet
2010 MiXXXes of the Molé
  • Released: August 17, 2010
  • Label: 13th Planet
Every Day Is Halloween: The Anthology
Undercover
  • Released: December 7, 2010
  • Label: 13th Planet
2011 Very Best of Fixes and Remixes

Singles

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt.

[22]
US Dance
[23]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[11]
UK
[16]
1981 "I'm Falling / Cold Life" 45 Non-album single
1983 "I Wanted to Tell Her" 13 35 With Sympathy
"Work for Love" 20
"Revenge"
1985 "All Day"[24] Non-album single
"Nature of Love"
"(Every Day Is) Halloween"
"Over the Shoulder" Twitch
1988 "Stigmata" The Land of Rape and Honey
1989 "Burning Inside" 23 The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
1990 "So What"[25]
1991 "Jesus Built My Hotrod" 19 34 Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
1992 "N.W.O." 11 49
1993 "Just One Fix"[26]
1995 "The Fall"[a] 18 46 53 Filth Pig
1996 "Lay Lady Lay" 128
[13]
"Reload"
1997 "Brick Windows"
1999 "Bad Blood" Dark Side of the Spoon
2001 "What About Us? Greatest Fits
2003 "Piss" Animositisomina
2004 "No W" Houses of the Molé
2008 "Keys to the City" Non-album single
2010 "Thunderstruck" Undercover
2011 "99 Percenters" Relapse
2012 "Double Tap"
2013 "Permawar" From Beer to Eternity
2017 "Dancing Madly Backwards"[28][b] Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Unreleased Tracks

Year Song Notes
Circa 1983 "Hardman"[29] Live at the Palladium in LA
Circa 1983 "So So Life"[30]
Circa 1984 "Do You Even Like It?"[31]

Boxed sets

  • Box (1993)
  • Just Another Fix (1995)
  • 3 for One Box (2000)
  • Original Album Series (2011)
  • Trax Box! (2015)

Videos

Full length videos

Music videos

Year Song Director(s)
1982 "Same Old Madness"
1983 "Revenge"
1985 "Over the Shoulder" Peter Christopherson[32][33][c]
1988 "Stigmata" Benjamin Stokes and Eric Zimmerman
"Flashback" Benjamin Stokes
"The Land of Rape and Honey"[d] H-Gun Labs and Dead Battery Productions
1989 "Burning Inside" Benjamin Stokes and Eric Zimmerman
1991 "Jesus Built My Hotrod" (with Gibby Haynes) Paul Elledge
1992 "N.W.O." Peter Christopherson
1993 "Just One Fix"
1995 "Lay Lady Lay" Paul Elledge
1996 "Reload" Doug Freel
1999 "Bad Blood" Benjamin Stokes
2001 "What About Us?" Jeffrey Kinart
2004 "No W"
2006 "LiesLiesLies" Zach Passero[34]
2012 "99%" Zach Passero
"Ghouldiggers"
2013 "Last Sucker"
"PermaWar" Zach Passero
2017 "Antifa"
2018 "Wargasm" (Lyric Video)
"Twilight Zone" Chris Roth
"Victims of a Clown"

Other appearances

Song(s) Title Year
"Stigmata" Miami Vice[35] 1988
Hardware[36] 1990
"Thieves" Freejack[37] 1992
"N.W.O." Cool World[38]
"Just One Fix" Totally Fucked Up[39] 1993
"Psalm 69" The River Wild[40] 1994
"Jesus Built My Hotrod" Exit to Eden[41]
"Tonight We Murder" Demon Knight[42] 1995
"Stigmata" Rumble in the Bronx[43]
"N.W.O." SubUrbia[44] 1996
"Paisley" Escape from L.A.[45]
"Reload" Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997
"(Everyday Is) Halloween" The Black Bible 1998
"Just One Fix" Urban Legend
"Bad Blood" The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture[46] 1999
"Eureka Pile" Universal Soldier: The Return[47]
"Nursing Home" Left Behind: The Movie 2000
"10/10" Street Sk8r 2[48]
"What About Us" and "Dead Practice" A.I. Artificial Intelligence[49] 2001
"Jesus Built My Hotrod" Crusty Demons/Watchdogs 2003/2014
"No W" Tony Hawk's Underground 2[50] 2004
Need for Speed: Underground 2[51]
"Bloodlines" Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines[52]
"Thieves" and "Waiting" Murderball[53] 2005
"The Light Pours Out of Me" Alone in the Dark
"Señor Peligro" and "Burning Inside" Scarface: The World Is Yours[54] 2006
"Stigmata" Tony Hawk's Project 8[55]
"Fear (Is Big Business)" Saw III[56]
"Hero" Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007
"Life Is Good" Saw IV[57]
"Death and Destruction (Remix)" Saw V[58] 2008
"Bang a Gong", "Radar Love", "Cuz U R Next" and "Khyber Pass (Wicked Instrumental)" The Wicked Soundtrack by Al Jourgensen[59]
"NCIS Theme (Remix)" NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack[60] 2009
"Stigmata" and "Thieves" Brütal Legend[61]
"Fear (Is Big Business)", "Palestina" and "Khyber Pass" The Hurt Locker[62]
"Just One Fix" Hatchet II 2010
"N.W.O." Need for Speed: The Run 2011

Tribute albums

  • An Industrial Tribute to Ministry
  • Wish You Were Queer: A Tribute to Ministry
  • Another Prick In the Wall: A Tribute to Ministry - Volume 2
  • Devilswork: Tribute to Ministry

References

Notes

  1. ^ "The Fall" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[27]
  2. ^ "Dancing Maldy Backwards" was released as a split single featuring the versions of the title track, recorded separately by Peter Hook and Ministry, respectively.[28]
  3. ^ In his 2013 autobiography, co-written with Jon Wiederhorn, Jourgensen claims Storm Thorgerson to be director of the video (Jourgensen 2013, p. 65).
  4. ^ An excerpt from the video version of In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up.

Citations

  1. ^ Greene 1993, p. 26; Jourgensen 2013, pp. 50-51.
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  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2013-08-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  27. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  28. ^ a b "Peter Hook and Ministry cover Captain Beyond's 'Dancing Madly Backwards'". Post-Punk.com. August 9, 2017. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  29. ^ "Ministry - "Hardman" Live @ The Palladium in LA 1983 (Rare unreleased/recorded track)". YouTube. Apr 16, 2018.
  30. ^ "Ministry "So So Life" LIVE 1983 (Rare unreleased/unrecorded track)". YouTube. Sep 26, 2006.
  31. ^ "03 ministry do you even like it (Rare unreleased/unrecorded track)". YouTube. Aug 30, 2018.
  32. ^ "End credits". Tapes of Wrath. Warner Reprise Video. 2000.
  33. ^ Liggeri, Domenico (2007-03-07). Musica per i nostri occhi: Storie e segreti dei videoclip (in Italian). Bompiani. ISBN 978-8845258213.
  34. ^ "Ministry: 'Lies Lies Lies' Video Posted Online". Blabbermouth.net. 2006-06-03.[permanent dead link]
  35. ^ ""Miami Vice" Line of Fire (1992) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  36. ^ "Hardware (1990 Film): Simon Boswell: Music". Amazon.com.
  37. ^ "Freejack (1992) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  38. ^ "Cool World (1992) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  39. ^ "Totally F***ed Up (1993) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  40. ^ "The River Wild (1994) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  41. ^ "Exit to Eden (1994) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  42. ^ "Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  43. ^ "Rumble in the Bronx (1995) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  44. ^ "SubUrbia (1996) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  45. ^ "Escape From L.A. (1996 Film): Various Artists, Shirley Walker: Music". Amazon.com.
  46. ^ "Manson, Prodigy, Ministry, Zombie, Rage, More Jump Into "Matrix"". MTV. 1999-03-03.
  47. ^ "Universal Soldier: The Return (Music from the Motion Picture): Megadeth, Static-X, Anthrax, Ministry, GWAR, Fear Factory, D Generation, Skold, The Flys, Don Davis: Music". Amazon.com.
  48. ^ "Sketch the Soundtrack". IGN. 2000-03-13.
  49. ^ "Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  50. ^ "Metallica, Disturbed, Lamb Of God Featured On 'Tony Hawk's Underground 2' Soundtrack". Blabbermouth.net. 2004-09-29. Archived from the original on 2004-10-13.
  51. ^ "Need For Speed Underground 2 Music". IGN. 2004-10-28. Archived from the original on 2011-08-23.
  52. ^ "Genitorturers Featured On 'Vampire' Videogame". Blabbermouth.net. 2004-11-11. Archived from the original on 2005-09-07.
  53. ^ "Murderball (Score): Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com.
  54. ^ "Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006) (VG) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database.
  55. ^ "Tony Hawk's Project 8 Drops 56 Tracks". IGN. 2006-10-17. Archived from the original on 2011-03-16.
  56. ^ "Official Saw III Soundtrack :: Artists' Addiction Records". sawsoundtrack.com.
  57. ^ "Saw 4 Soundtrack for only $9.99". saw4soundtrack.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-14.
  58. ^ "Saw V Soundtrack Revealed". IGN. 2008-10-06. Archived from the original on 2009-02-09.
  59. ^ "Ministry Mainman Signs Copies Of 'Wicked Lake' Soundtrack In Hollywood; Video Available". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-09-29.[permanent dead link]
  60. ^ "NCIS TV Soundtrack". NCISMusic.com.
  61. ^ Goad, Libe (2009-08-09). "GameDaily is the first to bring you the game's full setlist. These 100+ songs will make your head explode!". Game Daily.
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Further reading

  • Glickman, Simon (1994). "Ministry". In Rubiner, Julia M. Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of The People in Music. 10. Detroit / Washington, D.C. / London: Gale Research. pp. 164–166. ISBN 0-8103-2218-8. ISSN 1044-2197.
  • Greene, Jo-Ann (April 2, 1993). "Ministry". Goldmine. Vol. 19 no. 7 (331). pp. 26, 28, 32, 38, 40. ISSN 1055-2685 – via scans available at prongs.org.
  • Jourgensen, Al & Wiederhorn, Jon (July 9, 2013). Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press. ISBN 9780306822186. Includes the discography section on pp. 275-278. Between pp. 128 and 129 there are 12 pages of pictures.