Favorite "Car" Songs #1 - "Jesus Built My Hotrod"

@teamfreak16 (41407)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 12, 2016 12:54pm CST
And another series comes to an end. #1 in my Favorite "Car" Songs series belongs to Ministry's "Jesus Built My Hotrod." Led by vocalist/guitarist Al Jorgensen, the group's only constant, Ministry formed in 1981 in Chicago, starting out as a synth-pop band before morphing into an industrial metal act. And while I love their industrial stuff, part of me wishes they'd have taken the synth-pop further than one album. I contend that they'd have been as big as Depeche Mode and New Order. But they didn't, choosing loud, aggressive guitars. Such is the case with "Jesus Built My Hotrod." Featuring Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes on vocals, this thing smokes! From their 1991 album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs, "Jesus Built My Hotrod" did well, reaching #19 on the Billboard US Alternative chart, and somehow, #34 on that magazine's US Dance chart. According to Wikipedia, Al Jourgensen claims in his autobiography that the song has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. As I said, this one smokes. How can it not be #1?
© 2006 WMG Jesus Built My Hotrod (Video Version)
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@JohnRoberts (62960)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Sep 16
I don't know....I favor a ride in a Hit Rod Lincoln.
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Sep 16
It was on the list, but did not make the cut.
@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
12 Sep 16
Not really my thing, but I did love the eyes working overtime
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep 16
Yes, I honestly don't expect this to be a lot of people's thing.
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@amadeo (73112)
• United States
12 Sep 16
another mystery to me.Never heard of this one.But did enjoy the video.Thank you for your knowledge
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep 16
I'm glad you liked the video. I realize that it's not for everyone.
@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 16
You just reminded me of a song I haven't heard for years...can't remember the name but I know it went something like "jesus is a big daddy pimp with a lincoln town car" or something like that
@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 16
found it I did listen to yours but I didn't much like it
WEB: http://bv3.ca - TWEETS: http://twitter.com/bv3g SOUNDS: http://soundcloud.com/branvan3000 FACEBOOK: http://fb.com/branvan3000 Jesus Christ was a superst...
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Sep 16
@Mike197602 - I've never heard that before. Pretty good.
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@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 16
@teamfreak16 I do like bran van and had forgotten I liked them so thanks for reminding me
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