RIYL: NIN, Soft Cell, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks
Label: Cleopatra Records
Nothing will break up a circle of goth friends faster than aÂ “which was better” argument about Ministry’s two biggest phases, their early dark synth pop period complete with the With Sympathy debut or their raucous industrial years. Â These periods were so distinctly different, they’re essentially two separate bands. Â Trax! Rarities gathers material from their early 80s beginnings, soÂ needless to say, this compilation is for the With SympathyÂ camp.
Here, you’ll find the fake British-accented Al Jourgenson before he broke free from label entanglement and discoveredÂ thrash metal. Â While this certainly isn’t the phase that most of us remember Ministry by, it’s a beautiful voyeuristic compilationÂ into the mind of an artist with rapidly changing inspirations. Â These early live gigs, demos and remixes will give you an ample taste ofÂ a band leading the goth pop charge during its heydey.
Listen to the entire compilation below, snag a copy of it on clear vinyl while they last and pretend that every day is Halloween.
Special limited edition double LP collection of early rare tracks and versions from Al Jourgensenâ€™s Ministry and various side projects pressed on clear vinyl with printed inner sleeve!
Includes the super rare RevCo track â€śDrums Along The Carbide!â€ť
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive