Tuesday, June 20, 2006

80's Techno Flashback of The Day: Ministry

It was a very strange day indeed when Ministry's Alan Jorgenson and Paul Barker went from Depeche Mode dance-style pop to fist-banging hardcore industrial overnight. But it did usher in the great heyday of Chicago based record label Wax Trax. Jourgenson went on to influence others such as NIN's Trent Reznor, Fugazi and more. This is the signature song off their 1988 LP, "The Land of Rape And Honey." It was also the cause of much controversy during my first year on the air at WBWC. It ended with the DJs not being allowed to play this song during regular rotation and not before 9 PM.