Cover Up (Ministry album)

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Studio album by Ministry and Co-Conspirators
Released April 1, 2008
Recorded 2007 at 13th Planet Studios, El Paso, Texas
Genre Industrial metal, thrash metal
Length61:15
Label 13th Planet
Producer Al Jourgensen
Ministry and Co-Conspirators chronology
The Last Sucker
(2007)
Cover Up
(2008)
Adios... Puta Madres
(2009)
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Cover Up is an album of cover songs by Ministry (titled: Ministry and Co-Conspirators) released on April 1, 2008. The album includes previously released covers "Roadhouse Blues", "Lay Lady Lay" and "Supernaut". Cover Up was intended to be Ministry's final release before their three-year break up from 2008 to 2011. [6]

Cover version later version of a song already established with a different earlier performer

In popular music, a cover version, cover song, revival, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

Ministry (band) American industrial metal band

Ministry is an American rock band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois. Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry's sound changed as they became one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the late 1980s. The band's lineup has frequently changed throughout its history, with the exception of Jourgensen who is the band's main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Notable musicians who have contributed to the band's studio or live activities include Paul Barker, Martin Atkins, Bill Rieflin, Chris Connelly, Nivek Ogre, Mike Scaccia, Rey Washam, Paul Raven, Tommy Victor, Roy Mayorga, John Bechdel, Jason Christopher, Tony Campos, Burton C. Bell and DJ Swamp.

Roadhouse Blues 1970 single by The Doors

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On December 3, 2008, "Under My Thumb" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance in 2009. It lost to "My Apocalypse" by Metallica. [7]

Under My Thumb single

"Under My Thumb" is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones recorded it for their 1966 album Aftermath. Although it was never released as a single in English-speaking countries, it is one of the band's more popular songs from the period and appears on several best-of compilations, such as Hot Rocks 1964-1971. In 1968, it was released as a single in Japan. It was also released in Italy.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

My Apocalypse song by Metallica

"My Apocalypse" is the forty-first single by American heavy metal band Metallica, and the second from their ninth studio album, Death Magnetic. On August 26, 2008, it was made available for streaming on the band's official website, as well as a download from the Death Magnetic website Mission: Metallica. This was followed by its availability for purchase as a digital single in the iTunes Store. The band first performed this song in the United States in Charlottesville, Virginia, on October 17, 2009, during their World Magnetic Tour.

Track listing

No.TitleOriginal artistLength
1."Under My Thumb" The Rolling Stones 3:58
2."Bang a Gong (Get It On)" T. Rex 4:48
3."Radar Love" Golden Earring 5:21
4."Space Truckin'" Deep Purple 3:51
5."Black Betty" Lead Belly 3:21
6."Mississippi Queen" Mountain 3:14
7."Just Got Paid" ZZ Top 3:13
8."Roadhouse Blues" The Doors 4:27
9."Supernaut" Black Sabbath 7:08
10."I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (Japanese release only) The Beatles 4:42
11."Lay, Lady, Lay" Bob Dylan 5:44
12."What a Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong 7:01
23."What a Wonderful World" (Short Slow Version) 4:17
44."What a Wonderful World" (Short Fast Version) 3:35
69."Willie Stigmata" (sung by anonymous fan, affecting a Willie Nelson voice) 1:04

Personnel

Al Jourgensen musician

Allen David Jourgensen is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter, musician and music producer. Closely related with scene surrounding the independent record label Wax Trax! Records, Jourgensen has an active musical career that spans four decades, and is best known as the frontman of the industrial rock band Ministry, which he founded in 1981 and of which he remains the only constant member. He was also primary musician of several Ministry-related projects, such as Revolting Cocks, Lard, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, and others. Aside from the aforementioned bands, he has produced and/or recorded with numerous other artists, including The Reverend Horton Heat, Prong, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, The Blackouts, Alan Vega, Iggy Pop, Adrian Sherwood, Jello Biafra and others. Jourgensen is regarded as being one of the most prominent figures of industrial music,</ref> influencing numerous other groups and musicians, both in alternative and industrial-associated acts.

Pedal steel guitar console-type of steel guitar with foot pedals to raise and lower the pitch of the strings

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Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure. The lead is the featured guitar, which usually plays single-note-based lines or double-stops. In rock, heavy metal, blues, jazz, punk, fusion, some pop, and other music styles, lead guitar lines are usually supported by a second guitarist who plays rhythm guitar, which consists of accompaniment chords and riffs.

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