Friday, June 10, 2016
Ministry - With Sympathy - 1983
Mind you, as time went on and I learned to love Industrial Music and I watched Ministry rise to the top every time, I loved the Industrial Ministry as well, but in a different way. Synthpop Ministry is something different and will always hold a special place in my heart. Especially Halloween.
All of the songs are pretty good, the singles of course are spot on, but my favorites are I Wanted To Tell Her and What He Say. They're all pretty dancy, and they'll keep you humming, quite memorable. I never cared for the album cover, though, so I chose one of the single sleeves. These scans of older albums are nostalgic for me, so I sometimes enjoy leaving the wrinkles and tears and discoloration at times. There's nothing like seeing that old vinyl wear ring on a 45 picture sleeve.
I wonder if Al would ever consider re-releasing this album in an Industrial Metal style like his later work? Would it be any good? One will never know...