Side Trax

Side Trax

by Ministry
     
 
Back when EPs were all the rage and Wax Trax were defining industrial dance music, Ministry mainman Al Jourgensen got to release any whim or half-baked idea he had and, boy, was it fun. Ryko's Side Trax collects all the important side projects from back in the day and captures a time when Jourgensen hadn't become a total headbanger.

Overview

Back when EPs were all the rage and Wax Trax were defining industrial dance music, Ministry mainman Al Jourgensen got to release any whim or half-baked idea he had and, boy, was it fun. Ryko's Side Trax collects all the important side projects from back in the day and captures a time when Jourgensen hadn't become a total headbanger. First up, and best of the lot, is Pailhead and their great Trait EP plus some 12"s. Pailhead approach being a "band" more than the other larks here, with Fugazi's Ian MacKaye offering real lyrics to real songs rather than chants over experiments. It would be a shame if you missed the great "Don't Stand in Line" or the near-Killing Joke "I Will Refuse," and the brash "No Bunny" is still silly fun 15 years later. 1000 Homo DJs (Jourgesen and his usual crew augmented with Jello Biafra or an uncredited Trent Reznor) are next, and their four-song 1991 EP will forever be remembered for its over-the-top, full-speed-ahead version of Black Sabbath's "Supernaut." PTP (stands for "Programming the Psychodrill") haven't aged nearly as well, showing too much of a school-boy crush for cheap samplers, but Skinny Puppy's Ogre is on vocals for "Show Me Your Spine," which should at least make you curious. Acid Horse is the oddball teaming of Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire, whose contribution seems to be one stab of synth and a bit of vocoder. That Ryko collected these forgotten EPs is a blessing to any early-'90s industrial nut, but if some liner notes would have been included, that would have been great. How in the world the Texas-talking, -spitting, and -grinning Jourgensen hooked up with those cerebral Cabs is a story that should be told. Regardless, Ministry newcomers don't have to scour the Net for these buried treasures, and longtime fans can put the turntable away. Thanks Ryko, now give us that unmixed version of Twitch we've all heard about, would ya?

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431069024
catalogNumber:
10690

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ministry   Primary Artist
Jello Biafra   Vox Continental
Chris Connelly   Vox Continental
Paul Barker   Group Member
Jourgensen   Bass,Guitar,Vox Continental,Group Member
Nivek Ogre   Vox Continental
Bill Rieflin   Group Member
Count Ringworm   Guest Appearance
Ian MacKaye   Guitar,Vox Continental
Ike Krull   Guitar
Wee Willie Reefer   Drums
Eric Spicer   Group Member
Officer Agro   Drums,Vocals,Vox Continental
Alien Dog Star   Pan Flute/Pan Pipes,finger cymbals,Vox Continental
Frenchie LAmour   spanish guitar
Temple of Drool Choir   Choir, Chorus
Viva Nova   Vocals,Vox Organ
Willie Wee Reefer   Drums
Ike Krull   Guitar
Buck Satan   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Connelly   Composer
Stephen Mallinder   Composer
Paul Barker   Composer
Geezer Butler   Composer
Tony Iommi   Composer
Jourgensen   Composer
Hypo Luxa   Producer,Audio Production
Hermes Pan   Producer,Audio Production
Bill Rieflin   Composer
Ian MacKaye   Composer
Bill Ward   Composer
J.G. Ballard   Programming
Psychodrill   Programming

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