99 Percenters

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"99 Percenters"
Ministry 99.jpg
Single by Ministry
from the album Relapse
Released December 23, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded September–December 2011
Genre Industrial metal
Length3:53
Label 13th Planet
Songwriter(s) Sam D'Ambruoso, Al Jourgensen, Tommy Victor
Ministry singles chronology
"Thunderstruck"
(2010)
"99 Percenters"
(2011)
"Double Tap"
(2012)

"Thunderstruck"
(2010)
"99 Percenters"
(2011)
"Double Tap"
(2012)

"99 Percenters" is a single by industrial metal band Ministry. It is about the Occupy movement and is the first single from their 2012 album, Relapse , their first since their three-year split from November 2008 to August 2011. The band released it on iTunes on December 23, 2011, and two days later, began streaming it on their Facebook page. [1] [2] The working title of the song was "99%".

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References

  1. "Ministry to Release Pro-Occupy Protest Song '99 Percenters', 'Relapse' Cover Art Revealed". loudwire.com. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
  2. "Ministry: 'Relapse' Cover Artwork Unveiled". Blabbermouth.net. 19 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2011.