The Fall (Ministry song)

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"The Fall"
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Single by Ministry
from the album Filth Pig
ReleasedJanuary, 1996
FormatCD single
12" vinyl
Recorded1994-1995
Length4:54
Label Sire
Warner Bros.
Producer(s) Hypo Luxa
Hermes Pan
Ministry singles chronology
"Just One Fix"
(1993)
"The Fall"
(1996)
"Lay Lady Lay"
(1996)

"The Fall" is a song from American industrial metal band Ministry. It was the first single from the band's sixth studio album, Filth Pig . The single hit number eighteen on the Billboard Dance chart. It reached number 53 in the UK.

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.

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Filth Pig is the sixth studio album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on January 30, 1996 by Warner Bros. Records. The title was allegedly derived from a statement made in the British Houses of Parliament, in which the band's leader Al Jourgensen was described as a "filthy pig" by MP Teddy Taylor for his onstage theatrics.

Track listing

Writing credits taken from BMI [1]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Fall" Al Jourgensen, Michael Balch4:54
2."Reload" (12 Inch Mix)Jourgensen, Paul Barker 3:28
3."TV III"Jourgensen, Barker5:00

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References

  1. BMI. "JOURGENSEN ALLEN D". BMI. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
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