Just One Fix

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"Just One Fix"
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Single by Ministry
from the album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
ReleasedJanuary 21, 1993
FormatCD single
Recorded1991
Genre Industrial metal [1]
Length5:11
Label Sire
Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Al Jourgensen
Paul Barker
Bill Rieflin
Michael Balch
Producer(s) Hypo Luxa
Hermes Pan
Ministry singles chronology
"N.W.O."
(1992)
"Just One Fix"
(1993)
"The Fall"
(1995)

"Just One Fix" is the third single from industrial metal band Ministry's 1992 album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs . The song features samples from Sid and Nancy along with a sample of Frank Sinatra reciting "Just One Fix" (from the movie The Man with the Golden Arm ).

Industrial metal is the fusion of heavy metal music and industrial music, typically employing repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals. Prominent industrial metal acts include Ministry, Godflesh, KMFDM and Nine Inch Nails.

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<i>Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs</i> 1992 studio album by Ministry

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Contents

The video, directed by Peter Christopherson of the band Coil, features footage of one of Al Jourgensen's influences, author William S. Burroughs. [2] Burroughs also provided the single's cover art.

Peter Christopherson English musician

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Coil (band) English post-industrial band

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Al Jourgensen musician

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"Just One Fix" was covered by thrash metal band Sepultura on the album Kairos .

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Sampling

It is rumoured that the Rammstein song "Du Hast" is based on the track, or that the guitar riff in the Rammstein track was cut and sampled directly from Just One Fix due to the similarity in the guitar riffs of both songs, but the members of Rammstein are quoted as saying that they were simply highly influenced by Ministry. [3]

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The sample of "Gimme the thorazine. You don't need the thorazine" is a slowed down excerpt from the movie The Trip . Peter Fonda's character Paul is actually tripping on LSD and crying for thorazine while Bruce Dern's character John is trying to calm him down.

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Video

A music video for the song was produced, and is notable for featuring Beat author William S. Burroughs in both audio and video samples. This version of the song features an audio sample of Burroughs saying "Bring it all down", and a sample of Chloe Webb's line "Never trust a junkie" from the film Sid and Nancy . The video was featured in an episode of Beavis and Butt-head called "Tornado" and a tornado also appears in the video. In their commentary, Beavis was so shocked during the hematemesis scene that he declared it "beyond the limits of good taste".

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William S. Burroughs American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer

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Sid and Nancy is a 1986 British biopic directed by Alex Cox and co-written with Abbe Wool. The film portrays the life of Sid Vicious, bassist of the seminal punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and his relationship with girlfriend Nancy Spungen. The film also features supporting performances from David Hayman, Xander Berkeley, and Courtney Love.

Track listing

No.TitleCreditLength
1."Just One Fix" (12 Inch edit)Ministry8:13
2."Just One Fix" (Video edit) 4:25
3."Quick Fix"Burroughs/Ministry4:11

Personnel

Ministry

Additional Personnel

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