Favorite Ministry Song – Readers Poll
As a testament to the power of heavy music, many subgenres began to sprout in the ’80s and Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen was right at the front of the industrial rock scene. Initially starting off with a more synthpop sound, Ministry got grittier over time and it’s the pioneering act’s history that forms the subject matter for this Readers Poll.
Though the lineup has changed many times over, it’s the artistic vision of Jourgensen that has remained the true constant. Beginning with 1983’s ‘With Sympathy’ all the way through 2013’s ‘From Beer to Eternity,’ Jourgensen has adapted his sound and often been ahead of the curve.
Tracks like ‘I Wanted to Tell Her,’ ‘Work for Love’ and ‘(Every Day Is) Halloween’ served as the building blocks for Ministry’s evolving sound. They later connected in the with such standouts as ‘Stigmata’ and ‘Burning Inside.’ As the ’90s began, the audience grew with such tracks as ‘So What,’ ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod,’ ‘N.W.O.,’ ‘Just One Fix,’ ‘The Fall’ and ‘Bad Blood.’ The 2000s saw a more politically minded Ministry, with ‘Animosity,’ ‘No W,’ ‘Keys to the City,’ ‘Thunderstruck,’ ’99 Percenters,’ and ‘Permawar’ all getting attention.
This Readers Poll asks you to name your favorite Ministry song. See the options below and vote for your choice: