Undercover (Ministry album)

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Compilation album by Ministry & Co-Conspirators
Released December 6, 2010
Recorded 13th Planet Studios, El Paso, Texas
Genre Industrial metal
Length59:13
Label 13th Planet
Producer Al Jourgensen
Ministry & Co-Conspirators chronology
Every Day Is Halloween: The Anthology
(2010) Every Day Is Halloween: The Anthology2010
Undercover
(2010)
Relapse
(2012) Relapse2012
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Undercover is an album of cover versions and remixes by Ministry & Co-Conspirators released on December 6, 2010 by Al Jourgensen's record label 13th Planet Records. The album includes remixes and re-recorded versions of previously released songs such as "N.W.O.", "Stigmata", and "Jesus Built My Hotrod", among others. Every Day Is Halloween: The Anthology , which was released October 5th by Cleopatra Records, features almost all of the same songs with the exception of their cover of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", which is only available on this album.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

Cover version later version of a song already established with a different earlier performer

In popular music, a cover version, cover song, revival, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

Ministry (band) American industrial metal band

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.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Iron Man" (Black Sabbath cover) Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward 6:01
2."Stranglehold" (Ted Nugent cover) Ted Nugent 4:09
3."N.W.O."Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker 5:29
4."Stigmata"Al Jourgensen5:51
5."Purple Haze" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) Jimi Hendrix 4:10
6."Paranoid" (Black Sabbath cover)Butler, Iommi, Osbourne, Ward3:56
7."Thunderstruck" (AC/DC cover) Angus Young, Malcolm Young 4:20
8."Sharp Dressed Man" (ZZ Top cover) Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard 4:01
9."Jesus Built My Hotrod" (Remix)Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, Bill Rieflin, Michael Balch, Gibby Haynes 4:54
10."Rehab" (Amy Winehouse cover) Amy Winehouse 4:49
11."Every Day Is Halloween"Al Jourgensen4:29
12."Paint It Black" (The Rolling Stones cover) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 4:02
13."Khyber Pass"Al Jourgensen, Paul Raven, Tommy Victor 6:50
Total length:59:13


Personnel

Al Jourgensen musician

Allen David Jourgensen is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter, musician and music producer. Closely related with scene surrounding the independent record label Wax Trax! Records, Jourgensen has an active musical career that spans four decades, and is best known as the frontman of the industrial rock band Ministry, which he founded in 1981 and of which he remains the only constant member. He was also primary musician of several Ministry-related projects, such as Revolting Cocks, Lard, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, and others. Aside from the aforementioned bands, he has produced and/or recorded with numerous other artists, including The Reverend Horton Heat, Prong, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, The Blackouts, Alan Vega, Iggy Pop, Adrian Sherwood, Jello Biafra and others. Jourgensen is regarded as being one of the most prominent figures of industrial music,</ref> influencing numerous other groups and musicians, both in alternative and industrial-associated acts.

Michael Ralph Scaccia was an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist for several heavy metal and alternative rock acts, including Rigor Mortis, Ministry and Revolting Cocks.

Paul Vincent Raven was a bassist best known for his work in the post-punk group Killing Joke. He later played in the industrial music bands Prong, Ministry, and Zilch.

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References

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