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"LiesLiesLies"
Song by Ministry
from the album Rio Grande Blood
ReleasedAugust 21, 2006
Recorded2005 at 13th Planet Studios in El Paso, Texas
Genre Industrial metal, thrash metal
Length5:16
Label 13th Planet, Megaforce
Songwriter(s) Al Jourgensen, Tommy Victor
Producer(s) Al Jourgensen

"LiesLiesLies" is a Grammy-nominated [1] song by American industrial metal band Ministry. The song is the fifth track on the band's tenth studio album, Rio Grande Blood . The audio samples in the song are from the documentary Loose Change .

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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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.

<i>Rio Grande Blood</i> 2006 studio album by Ministry

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Contents

Style

The song is one of the band's fastest songs, with AllMusic reviewer David Jeffries describing the song as being "thrash-punk". [2]

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Music video

A music video was produced for the song and was directed by Zach Passero [3]

The video begins with a young boy watching a TV screen with animated soldiers marching. The boys gets up and runs out the room, with Jourgensen appearing right outside the window. The video cuts to the band performing the song in a room before cutting to a group of women dancing on tops of TVs during the pre-chorus of the song. The video briefly cuts back to the boy, who is watching then president George W. Bush while eating dinner with his family. The video goes back to the band performing and shows the women dancing again. At the song's chorus, Jourgensen appears again outside the dining room window, with a nuclear explosion going off in the background and the family hides under the table.

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The TV cuts to a scene of a reporter talking about how "America has been hijacked" and pictures of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney flashing across the screen (a reference to the song No W). The video shows the family sitting together in the living room, going on about their daily lives. Another explosion occurs with Jourgensen walking by outside. As the family takes cover, the boy from the beginning of the video (now a man) decides to take action and enlists in the Army. The video ends with the young boy/man marching away with the same Army shown at the beginning.

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Awards

The song was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost to "Eyes of the Insane" by Slayer. [4]

The Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards to recording artists for works containing quality performances in the heavy metal music genre. The Grammy Awards is an annual ceremony, where honors in several categories are presented by The Recording Academy of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". The ceremony was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.

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References

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  2. Jeffries, David (May 2, 2006). "Rio Grande Blood - Ministry". AllMusic . Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  3. "Ministry: 'Lies Lies Lies' Video Posted Online". Blabbermouth.net. June 3, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2014.[ permanent dead link ]
  4. "49th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on December 20, 2006. Retrieved June 24, 2010.