Saturday, July 30, 2011

Album Memories. Week #13. Ministry - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste

Welcome to Week #13 of my series entitled Album Memories. Normally I post these on the Life On This Planet Facebook Page, but realized that not everyone can participate if you aren't our friend on the FB. If not, head over there and click LIKE. Okay, let's move on.

I received this very un-Christmasy cassette on the morning of December 25th, as a gift from my parents back in my high school years. As a teenager, I really liked a lot of metal - bands like Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer - and with this album, Ministry wasn't that much of a departure. 1989's The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste was the band's fourth album and from the second the first track - Thieves - launched, I was feeling it. I've played this album on many road trips and tours - so if you are unfamiliar with this album, and need some good, intense driving music... this is it. Thieves, Burning Inside, Breathe and So What are just classic tracks, while Dream Song is trippy and creepy.

I remember seeing Ministry on September 8, 1992 (my birthday!) at the second Lollapalooza festival. They were pretty incredible. I'd love to hear your memories of The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, so feel free to leave your comments below.

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