(Every Day Is) Halloween

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"All Day / (Every Day Is) Halloween"
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Single by Ministry
A-side "All Day"
B-side "(Every Day Is) Halloween"
Released1984
2019 (acoustic version)
Format 12" single
Genre Synthpop [1]
Label Wax Trax!
Songwriter(s) Al Jourgensen
Producer(s) Al Jourgensen
Ministry singles chronology
"Nature of Love"
(1984)
"All Day / (Every Day Is) Halloween"
(1984)
"Over the Shoulder"
(1986)
Professional ratings
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"All Day" and "(Every Day Is) Halloween" are songs by American band Ministry, both written and produced by Al Jourgensen. These were originally released by Wax Trax! Records in 1984 as Ministry's “comeback” single following their departure from Arista Records, [3] :78 with "All Day" on the A-side and "(Every Day Is) Halloween" on the B-side, respectively. In 1987, these were included on Ministry's compilation Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984) . The remixed version of "All Day", titled “All Day Remix”, was featured on Ministry's 1986 album Twitch . [4] “(Every Day Is) Halloween” has been featured in the 1998 Rhino Records compilation Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Halloween. [5]

Contents

Music writer Dave Thompson described "(Every Day Is) Halloween" as having been "adopted as the anthem of America's disenfranchised Gothic community." [6]

On October 31st 2019, the track was re-released as an acoustic version with the help of Dave Navarro on acoustic guitar. [7]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."All Day"5:51
2."(Every Day Is) Halloween"6:35

1986 12"

No.TitleLength
1."Halloween (Remix)"10:41
2."Nature of Outtakes"8:10

2010 digital single

No.TitleLength
1."Every Day Is Halloween"6:24
2."Every Day Is Halloween" (2010 Version)4:29

Every Day Is Halloween: The Remixes

No.TitleLength
1."Every Day Is Halloween"6:24
2."Every Day Is Halloween" (Nu Wave Version)6:03
3."Every Day Is Halloween" (Al Jourgensen Mix)4:29
4."Every Day Is Halloween" (Razed in Black Remix)4:24
5."Every Day Is Halloween" (Leather Strip Remix)4:46
6."Every Day Is Halloween" (Tre Lux cover version)4:17

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes of the “All Day / (Every Day Is) Halloween” single, Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984) and Twitch . [8] [9] [10]

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References

  1. Ladouceur 2011, p. 89: “With its bouncy synthpop rhythms and lyrics all about woe-begotten Goth life, it's up there to ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ on the short list of universal Goth anthems...”
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