80s new wave mania: "Effigy (I'm not an)" Ministry (1983)

@JohnRoberts (41200)
Los Angeles, California
December 6, 2017 8:56am CST
Ministry was originally the duo of Al Jourgenson (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Stephen George (drums, percussion) founded in in 1981 in Chicago. Their early sound leaned synthpop exemplified by “Everyday is Halloween” which was popular in clubs. Written by Jourgenson, “Effigy (I’m not an)” appears on the “With Sympathy” album and he claimed to dislike the album. Jourgenson said Arista Records forced him into synthpop sound. The band would eventually morph into industrial metal and Ministry enjoyed its best success in the early 90s. “Effigy (I’m not an)” does not quite sound pure synthpop but a combination with rock and industrial. Ministry broke up in 2007 and reunited in 2011.
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@teamfreak16 (36570)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Dec
One of my favorite albums. I like both styles, personally.
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@JohnRoberts (41200)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Dec
I knew you would appreciate Ministry.
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@teamfreak16 (36570)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Dec
@JohnRoberts - "Revenge" is another good one from that album.
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@FourWalls (9995)
• United States
8 Dec
No, you can’t like this!
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• United States
7 Dec
I don't remember this one, though it does sound vaguely familiar. I like it though.
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@FourWalls (9995)
• United States
8 Dec
The label of Barry Manilow had Ministry signed? Wow. I remember this one.
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• Derby, England
6 Dec
Another one new to me
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