|Single by Ministry|
|from the album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs|
|Ministry singles chronology|
|“N.W.O.” on Vimeo|
"N.W.O." (New World Order) is a song by American rock band Ministry, released as the opening track and second single from their fifth studio album, Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992). An industrial metal song, it was co-written and co-produced by the band’s frontman Al Jourgensen and bassist Paul Barker, and is widely regarded as a protest against then-President George H. W. Bush, featuring samples from his speeches.The song was nominated for a Grammy Award under the Best Metal Performance category in 1993, and was featured in the soundtrack album of Ralph Bakshi’s 1992 flim Cool World . In 2015, "N.W.O." was ranked #10 in the VH1 "Top 10 Hardest Hitting Heavy Metal Political Anthems" list.
The promotional single, featuring two mixes of "N.W.O." and a non-album instrumental track "Fucked", has been released around the same time with its parent album,and topped out on the Billboard Modern Rock chart at no. 11. The music video for “N.W.O.” was directed by Peter Christopherson.
The majority of the video is a mix of police beatings, riots, and gunfights. It also includes a scene in which a woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty is beaten by police in a manner similar to the famous amateur video of Rodney King being beaten by police.The video was featured on Beavis and Butt-Head along with another track from Psalm 69, "Just One Fix".
The song was featured in the video game Need for Speed: The Run .
|1.||"N.W.O." (Album Edit)||4:40|
|3.||"N.W.O." (Extended Dance mix)||8:11|
Credits adapted from the liner notes of the “N.W.O.” single, Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs and Greatest Fits.
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