Artist Spotlight: Melvins (or; How To Leave Town Before the Gold Rush) [Part 4 of 11]

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Houdini (1993) By 1992, Pearl Jam’s Ten, Nirvana’s Nevermind, Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, and Alice In Chains’ Facelift and Dirt had sold tons. All of which, if they hadn’t already gone platinum, they would eventually. The … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Melvins (or; How To Leave Town Before the Gold Rush) [Part 4 of 11]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 10 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here. Part 6 here. Part 7 here. Part 8 here. Part 9 here. Surgical Meth Machine – Surgical Meth Machine (2016) After the death of Mike … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 10 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 9 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here. Part 6 here. Part 7 here. Part 8 here. 33 & 1/3 Wax Trax! Retrospectacle On January 10, 2011, there was an announcement for an … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 9 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 8 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here. Part 6 here. Part 7 here. Revolting Cocks – Cocked & Loaded (2006) / Ministry – Rio Grande Blood (2006) Over the course of 2004-05, … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 8 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 7 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here. Part 6 here. Ministry – Dark Side of the Spoon (1999) Over the course of 1998 through 1999, Ministry was back in the studio with … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 7 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 6 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here. Revolting Cocks – Linger Ficken’ Good… and Other Barnyard Oddities (1993) There had been a lot of changes at Wax Trax! over the last two … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 6 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 5 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Pigface – Gub (1991) After the tour for The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste was completed, drummers Martin Atkins and Bill Rieflin started a new project … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 5 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 4 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Ministry – The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989) Prior to starting work on the next Ministry album, Al Jourgensen had gone to Vancouver to produce Skinny Puppy’s Rabies … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 4 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 3 of 10]

Part 1 here, Part 2 here. Ministry – The Land of Rape and Honey (1988) / 1000 Homo DJs – Apathy (1988) Ministry was full on doing batch recording over the past few years, then they would sort and decide … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 3 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 2 of 10]

Part 1 here. Ministry – Over the Shoulder (1985) / Revolting Cocks – Big Sexy Land (1985) Al Jourgensen went to London to record Twitch, with parts already done in Chicago, and then onto Brussels to record parts of Revolting … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 2 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 1 of 10]

I know, you’re thinking, “Ten parts?! What in the actual fuck?” But it’s over fifteen “bands”, and over 70 musicians (and three Hollywood directors). This was a huge undertaking, but before reading please know these three things: 1.) Al Jourgensen … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 1 of 10]

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