Despite the fact that Al Jourgensen announced the death of Ministry
with the fall of the Bush administration, the beast has a hard time staying in
the grave - if it was ever really buried. This is not a cause for sorrow!
Ministry still has something to offer the world.
Like this cover CD. It's hilarious, surprising and cool at the same time. As you
can see from the track list below, there are some tunes in there that you wouldn't
have expected Ministry to cover. Ted Nugent's Stranglehold? Purple Haze? AC/DC's
Thunderstruck? ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man? Amy Winehouse's Rehab? Two Sabbath
ditties? And Rolling friggin' Stones?!
And the most odd thing? Ministry covering...Ministry.
Even if you're not a Ministry fan, do yourself a favour and listen to this
album. What Uncle Al and cohordes have done to these classic rock and metal
songs is different and fun. Thunderstruck always was a good song, but in my book
it's even better now. The Winehouse I haven't heard, but I imagine that it has
taken a shovel load or two more coal in Ministry's version, because things are
happening fast here.
Ironically, the least interesting song on this album is Jourgensen's own Every
Day is Halloween, but let that lie - the other Minstry tunes on there are good
picks and don't exactly sound like the original versions.
A must for Ministry fans - a must-try for everyone else.