When Was The Last Time You Played This Album?

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Ministry “With Sympathy”

Today’s “Cool Album of the Day” is Ministy, “With Sympathy.”

This was the debut album by Ministry in 1983. I know the band hated it, but I loved it.

Ministry is and always has been, Alain ‘Al’ Jourgensen. He’s used numerous sidemen throughout his career.

“With Sympathy” was their only release on Arista. They jumped to Warner Brothers for their next release which wouldn’t come for three more years. They did release some EPs to fill the void.

Ministry progressed into a much harder industrial sound. This was more synth-pop. 1983! Remember!

‘Work For Love’ got the most play. Other memorable tracks included ‘I Wanted to Tell Her, I’m Not an Effigy, Revenge.’ and ‘I Should Have Known Better.’

It was produced by Vince Ely. Vince ended up playing drums for the Psychedelic Furs.

The album peaked in 1984 at number 94 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts.

Here’s crude live version of ‘Work For Love.’ What a great song!


Laurie Anderson “Big Science”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Laurie Anderson, “Big Science.”

I’ve always liked musicians that try and do something differently. But I loved musicians that do something differently and actually come up with good music! There IS a difference!!

Laurie Anderson can really be ‘out there’ sometimes. But she has a vision and can bring it to life. Some would refer to her as a ‘minimalist.’ Feel free if pigeonholing is your thing.

Big Science was her first release and I believe, still her most popular.
It was released in 1982 and featured the eight minute haunting track, ‘O Superman (For Massenet).’

She later went on to do some more interesting works with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Adrian Belew.

She has just released a new album on Nonesuch called “Homeland.” Feel free to pick up a copy at your local Ma + Pa record store today!


Frank Zappa “Sheik Yerbouti”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Frank Zappa’s “Sheik Yerbouti.”

What a classic this release was. Contains many of FZ’s best known songs. Bobby Brown, Dancin’ Fool, Jewish Princess, Flakes etc.

It was recorded by one of Frnk’s best lineups. It included Adrian Belew, Terry Bozzio and Patrick O’Hearn.I k…now
many of you have this already .

When was the last time you listened to
it. hopefully this will encourage you to give it a spin


Kraftwerk “Autobahn”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Kraftwerk, “Autobahn.”

Another one of those classic albums that side one was the title track and nothing else.

Hailing from Germany, Kraftwerk “Autobahn” was mainly a synthesizer album.

It did include a bit of flute, guitar and violin but not that much.

It was released in 1974.

The title track was 22 minutes in length. A chopped up three minute version was released as a single and actually made it to #25 on the Billboard charts in the States.

Did you ever have this album?