|In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up|
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|Released||September 4, 1990|
|Recorded||February 22, 1990|
|Venue||Holiday Star Theatre, Merrillville, Indiana|
In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up is a live album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on September 4, 1990 by Sire Records.
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Audio from the live performance of "Breathe", subtitled "Live from Gulag", has been featured in Warner Bros. Records' 1990 compilation album Just Say Da, volume four of the Just Say Yes series. 38:
In 2005, In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up was ranked number 328 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.
This 2017 re-release features more songs including covers from side-projects & bands like Lard, a Jourgensen and Barker side project featuring Jello Biafra, and Skinny Puppy with their frontman Nivek Ogre on vocals. In addition, the songs that had already appeared on In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (eg. The Missing) are presented raw and without any of the overdubbing present on the initial release.
|1.||"Breathe"||Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, William Rieflin, Chris Connelly, Kevin Ogilvie||8:37|
|4.||"Man Should Surrender" (Pailhead cover)||Jourgensen, Barker, Rieflin, Ian MacKaye||3:54|
|5.||"No Bunny" (Pailhead cover)||Jourgensen, Barker, Rieflin, MacKaye, Eric Spicer||6:15|
|6.||"Smothered Hope" (Skinny Puppy cover)||Ogilvie, Kevin Crompton||5:11|
|7.||"So What"||Jourgensen, Barker, Rieflin, Connelly||11:19|
|8.||"Burning Inside"||Jourgensen, Barker, Rieflin, Connelly||6:38|
|1.||"Thieves"||Jourgensen, Barker, Connelly||5:09|
|3.||"Public Image" (Public Image Ltd cover)||John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble, Jim Walker||2:47|
|4.||"The Power of Lard" (Lard cover)||Jourgensen, Barker, Jeff Ward, Jello Biafra||8:11|
|5.||"Hellfudge" (Lard cover)||Jourgensen, Barker, Ward, Biafra||7:03|
|6.||"The Land of Rape & Honey"||Jourgensen, Barker||5:36|
A companion home video also exists, featuring the same tracks as the audio except it is bookended by two "bonus" songs, "Breathe" and "The Land of Rape and Honey", 38 and incorporates footage from two concerts, including the Merrillville, Indiana concert and a December 1989 New Year's Eve concert in Chicago. According to Patty Marsh (Al Jourgensen's wife in this time), the band were annoyed at having to wear exactly the same clothing on both concert dates and the video was difficult to edit properly due to small differences in each.:
The beginning of the concert starts with a very textured dual drum jam then segues into "Breathe". After playing "Stigmata", Jello Biafra comes on stage and reads his own rendition of The Pledge of Allegiance.After that, the band returns for an encore of "The Land of Rape and Honey." Biafra remains on stage giving an almost dadaist performance art routine, largely alternating between sucking his thumb and giving a Nazi salute.
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