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#WaxTraxFriday - 21st September 2018

by Graham Needham (© 21st September 2018)

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Ministry - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69

By 1989, Al had become a full-blown drug addict to heroin and coke, suffered his first overdose and had returned to work on the next Ministry album The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste. Two things led the development of the new album: insanity (from the drugs, especially MDA) and thrashing guitar riffs (from Al's desire for mechanised, brutal sounds). Although it's a popular album amongst fans Al doesn't like it purely because of the situation surrounding its creation. One single was released off the album, Burning Inside, with just an American 12" single pressed. There was a video and it's officially available to buy on iTunes. Once again a Ministry track was used in a film - "Thieves" appeared on the soundtrack for Freejack a film starring Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones.

The album has produced some collectables in the form of various promos, the planet destroying American long box CD, recent limited edition vinyl reissues, a Japanese SHM-CD and it can even be downloaded in hi-res digital in some countries.

After recording more Revolting Cocks material and touring it plus releasing a live Ministry album and video "In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)", Al got back to work on a new Ministry album. After the success of The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste Sire Records wanted more, more, more… They dropped $750,000 US Dollars as an advance so Al and his gang spent most of it on drugs but amongst all the chaos they managed to produce the track Jesus Built My Hotrod with Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers. With no proper progress on the new album, Sire panicked, released it as a single and agreed to double down on the album handing over another $750,000 US Dollars! Out of nowhere, the single sold over a million copies in the USA and Europe. Sire backed off and Al got to work on the album proper.

It wasn't easy going and when things got crazy in Chicago Al moved to Texas and completed recording the album at Shade Tree Studios in Lake Geneva. The album was released as ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ aka Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs. For the track, and ultimately single, Just One Fix they managed to get some spoken word material from William Burroughs - this initially caused delays for the album while legalities and re-recordings were worked out. William even appeared in the video for the single. The third and final single/video from the album was N.W.O. All the videos are available to officially buy on iTunes:
All the singles from Psalm 69 are collectable and the following items for the album may be of interest to complete collections:

Ministry - Psalm 69 Official Czechoslovakian CD - Made in C.S.F.R.

Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 1Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 2Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 3Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 4Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 5Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 6Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 7Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 8Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 9Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 product image photo cover number 10

Burning Inside

Ministry Burning Inside primary image
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Ministry

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The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste

Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste primary image
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Ministry

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Jesus Built My Hotrod

Ministry Jesus Built My Hotrod primary image
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Ministry

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Just One Fix

Ministry Just One Fix primary image
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Ministry

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ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs)

Ministry ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs) primary image
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Products For "Ministry - Burning Inside"

12" singleUnited States flag iconSire
0-21384
7 November 1989view iconbuy icon

Products For "Ministry - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste"

Digital Album {FLAC}United Kingdom flag iconSire
no catalogue number
10 July 2015view iconbuy icon
Cassette [Promo]United Kingdom flag iconSire
no catalogue number
October 1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Europe flag iconSire
926 004-1
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Europe flag iconSire
926 004-1
October 1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12") {180g}Europe flag iconMusic On Vinyl
MOVLP 993
3 February 2014view iconbuy icon
CDEurope flag iconSire
926 004-2
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
CD {mid-price reissue}Europe flag iconSire
7599-26004-2
October 1992view iconbuy icon
CassetteEurope flag iconSire
926 004-4
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
LP (12")United States flag iconSire
9 26004-1
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
LP (12") [Limited Edition - 1500 copies only] {150g gold vinyl}United States flag iconDrastic Plastic
DPRLP 41
7 April 2015view iconbuy icon
LP (12") [Limited Edition - 1500 copies only] {200g black vinyl}United States flag iconDrastic Plastic
DPRLP 41
7 April 2015view iconbuy icon
CDUnited States flag iconSire
9 26004-2
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
CD {club edition}United States flag iconSire
W2 26004
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
CD {long box}United States flag iconSire
9 26004-2
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
Cassette {AR - with barcode}United States flag iconSire
W4 26004
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
Cassette {SR - no barcode}United States flag iconSire
W4 26004
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
Cassette {SR - with barcode}United States flag iconSire
W4 26004
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
Cassette [Promo]United States flag iconSire
WB-26004
October 1989view iconbuy icon
DAT [Promo]United States flag icon~Future Disc Systems~
no catalogue number
7 September 1989view iconbuy icon
CDJapan flag iconSire
WPCP-4567
1991view iconbuy icon
CD {mid-price reissue}Japan flag iconSire
WPCR-1170
January 1997view iconbuy icon
SHM-CDJapan flag iconSire
WQCP-1045
25 May 2011view iconbuy icon
CDAustralia flag iconSire
7599-26004-2
October 1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Brazil flag iconSire
670.8262
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Canada flag iconSire
92 60041
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
CDCanada flag iconSire
CD 26004
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
CD {club edition}Canada flag iconSire
W2 60044/782003T CRC
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
Cassette {club edition}Canada flag iconSire
W2 60044/CRC (782003C)
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
Cassette {tape print #1}Canada flag iconSire
92 60044
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
Cassette {tape print #2}Canada flag iconSire
92 60044
14 November 1989view iconbuy icon
Ministry The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste  Digital Album n/a product image photo coverDigital Album {AAC/MP3}Sire
no catalogue number
unknownview iconbuy icon

Products For "Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod"

7" singleUnited Kingdom flag iconWarner Bros.
W0096
March 1992view iconbuy icon
12" singleUnited Kingdom flag iconWarner Bros.
W0096T
March 1992view iconbuy icon
Cassette singleUnited Kingdom flag iconWarner Bros.
W0096C
March 1992view iconbuy icon
CD single (5")United Kingdom flag iconWarner Bros.
W0096CD
March 1992view iconbuy icon
12" singleGermany flag iconWarner Bros.
9362-40211-0
November 1991view iconbuy icon
Ministry Jesus Built My Hotrod German CD single (5") 9362-40211-2 product image photo coverCD single (5")Germany flag iconWarner Bros.
9362-40211-2
November 1991view iconbuy icon
12" singleUnited States flag iconWarner Bros.
0-40211
7 November 1991view iconbuy icon
Cassette singleUnited States flag iconWarner Bros.
9 40211-4
7 November 1991view iconbuy icon
CD single (5")United States flag iconWarner Bros.
9 40211-2
7 November 1991view iconbuy icon
12" single [Promo]United States flag icon~Future Disc Systems~
0-40211
12 September 1991view iconbuy icon

Products For "Ministry - Just One Fix"

12" singleGermany flag iconSire
9362-40673-0
1992view iconbuy icon
Ministry Just One Fix German CD single (5") 9362-40673-2 product image photo coverCD single (5") {12" Edit}Germany flag iconSire
9362-40673-2
1992view iconbuy icon
CD single (5") {WSB Remix}Germany flag iconSire
9362-40677-2
1992view iconbuy icon
CD single (5")United States flag iconSire
2-40677
1992view iconbuy icon
CD single (5") [Promo]United States flag iconSire
PRO-CD-5766
1992view iconbuy icon

Products For "Ministry - N.W.O."

10" single [Limited Edition]United Kingdom flag iconSire
W0125TE
July 1992view iconbuy icon
CD single (5")United Kingdom flag iconSire
W0125CD
July 1992view iconbuy icon
Ministry N.W.O. United Kingdom 12" single SAM 1059 product image photo cover12" single [Promo]United Kingdom flag iconSire
SAM 1059
July 1992view iconbuy icon
Mix It Yourself
2x12" [Promo]
Germany flag iconSire
MIY 1
July 1992view iconbuy icon
12" single [Promo]United States flag iconSire
PRO-A-5589
July 1992view iconbuy icon
CD single (5") [Promo]United States flag iconSire
PRO-CD-5589
July 1992view iconbuy icon

Products For "Ministry - ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs)"

LP (10") [Limited Edition]United Kingdom flag iconSire
WX 481X
13 July 1992view iconbuy icon
KE*A*H** (Psalm 69)
Digital Album {FLAC}
United Kingdom flag iconRhino
no catalogue number
24 January 2009view iconbuy icon
Cassette [Promo]United Kingdom flag iconSire
no catalogue number
July 1992view iconbuy icon
counterfeit/bootleg product - please register/login to viewPoland flag iconplease register/login to viewregister/login to view
CassettePoland flag iconPolton
PCW-520
unknownview iconbuy icon
counterfeit/bootleg product - please register/login to viewPoland flag iconplease register/login to viewregister/login to view
counterfeit/bootleg product - please register/login to viewPoland flag iconplease register/login to viewregister/login to view
Ministry ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs) Czechoslovakian CD 50 204-2 product image photo coverCD {Made in C.S.F.R.}Czechoslovakia flag iconPopron
50 204-2
1992view iconbuy icon
CD {Made in Germany}Czechoslovakia flag iconPopron
50 204-2
1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Europe flag iconSire
7599-26727-1/WX 481
13 July 1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Europe flag iconRhino
812279760.1
29 August 2011view iconbuy icon
Ministry ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs) European CD 7599-26727-2 product image photo coverCD {"WE 835"}Europe flag iconSire
7599-26727-2
13 July 1992view iconbuy icon
CD {"FRANCE WE 833"}Europe flag iconSire
7599-26727-2
January 1997view iconbuy icon
CassetteEurope flag iconSire
7599-26727-4/WX 481C
13 July 1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12")United States flag iconSire
9 26727-1
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12")United States flag iconRhino
R1 26727
29 August 2011view iconbuy icon
CDUnited States flag iconSire
9 26727-2
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
CD {club edition}United States flag iconSire
W2 67274/D154648
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
CD {long box}United States flag iconSire
9 26727-2
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
CD {mid-price reissue}United States flag iconSire
9 26727-2
January 1997view iconbuy icon
Cassette {club edition}United States flag iconSire
9 26727-4/C154648
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
Cassette {SR - clear tape}United States flag iconSire
9 26727-4
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
Cassette [Promo]United States flag iconSire
4-26727
July 1992view iconbuy icon
CDJapan flag iconSire
WPCP-4566
25 May 1997view iconbuy icon
SHM-CDJapan flag iconSire
WQCP-1046
25 May 2011view iconbuy icon
CDAustralia flag iconSire
7599-26727-2
13 July 1992view iconbuy icon
Just Another Fix - Australasian Tour Souvenir Edition 1995
CD+CD5 [Limited Edition]
Australia flag iconSire
9362458602
January 1995view iconbuy icon
CassetteAustralia flag iconSire
7599-26727-4
13 July 1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Brazil flag iconSire
670.8267
unknownview iconbuy icon
CDCanada flag iconSire
CD 67274
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
CD {club edition}Canada flag iconSire
W2 67274/749895T
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
Cassette {black tape + white print}Canada flag iconSire
92 67274
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
Cassette {clear tape + white print}Canada flag iconSire
W4 67274
14 July 1992view iconbuy icon
Ministry ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs)  Digital Album n/a product image photo coverDigital Album {AAC/MP3}Sire
no catalogue number
unknownview iconbuy icon

BONUS

Warner Bros. put out a special CD single box set in Europe titled Box on the 30th November 1993 so the 25th anniversary of that is coming up. It features tracks from the Twitch + The Land Of Rape And Honey albums and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste + Psalm 69 albums. It's quite collectable now, especially finding it with all three CD singles and the outer card slip-case in mint condition. Albeit the tracks/music can be easily obtained digitally, even in hi-res in the UK.

Ministry Box singles box set front cover image picture

Ministry

• Box (3xCD5 single box set)

If you want to get all the Sire albums we've talked about last week and this week, Rhino re-issued them as a low-price Original Album Series 5xCD box set in Europe on 10th October 2011:

Ministry With Sympathy / Work For Love front cover image picture

Ministry

• Original Album Series (5xCD box set)

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