Thursday, July 15, 2010

Archival Thursdays: Ministry - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989)

Al Jourgensen AKA Ministry produced some of the most conventional industrial to ever grace our ears, which in turn made his sound unique in every way. His best albums produced were during the 80's and early 90's, back when he was with the legendary Wax Trax records from Chicago. One of them being 'The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste'. What turned me onto this album was hearing "Burning inside" during each mosh-pit, every weekend at The Kitchen Club here in Miami. My first time listening to the album, I instantly fell in love with the track "So what" with it's dark, brooding bass and catchy riff. Then soon after, the rest of the album followed.

I bought this LP at this short lived record store on Lincoln Road in South Beach called Extreme Music and CD's. They specialized in nu-wave, goth, industrial, ebm and electronica and carried mostly CD's, but they did have a few records. It closed soon after I bought this release and became a latin/world music CD store that was also short lived. Too bad.