Cover Up (Ministry album)

Last updated
Cover Up
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
Label 13th Planet
Producer Al Jourgensen
Ministry and Co-Conspirators chronology
The Last Sucker
Cover Up
Adios... Puta Madres
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating [1]
Allmusic [2]
Alternative Press [3]
Pitchfork Media 7.5/10 [4]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 [5]

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]


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]

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



  1. Bowar, Chad. "Ministry and Co-Conspirators - Cover Up Review".
  2. Jeffries, David. "Cover Up - Ministry". Allmusic.
  3. "Ministry - Cover Up CD Album". CD Universe . Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  4. Lee, Cosmo (2008-04-02). "Ministry: Cover Up". Pitchfork Media . Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  5. Spencer, Trey (2008-05-17). "Ministry - Cover Up (staff review)". Sputnikmusic . Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  6. "Metal Hammer sponsors Ministry's final ever tour". Metal Hammer . 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
  7. "Metallica Wins 'Best Metal' Grammy For 'My Apocalypse'". 2009-02-08.