Track: Ministry Cover The Stooges Track ‘Search And Destroy’

With four decades under their belt and spawning a whole new genre of music, Ministry are also well known for a series of memorable cover songs from Black Sabbath’s ‘Supernaut’ to Bob Dylan’s ‘Lay Lady Lay’. The newest tribute is a take on The Stooges’ ‘Search And Destroy’ which will appear on Ministry’s upcoming 15th studio album Moral Hygiene, due 1st October via Nuclear Blast Records.

Recalls Jourgensen: 

“We rehearsed it and the song was perfect but the show was running late and by the time we got on stage, I was in half time and singing the lyrics twice as slow. Fortunately Billy and Dave Navarro are professionals and they realised what was going on and sort of covered for me but I felt horrible. Billy thought it actually sounded really good in half-time so he came to me with the idea of going into the studio and recording it that way. And I figured I owed him one.”

The slowed down tempo and Jourgensen’s roughed up howl brings out the sinister wartime critique. The track is perhaps more hard hitting than the original and the guys do a great job beefing the track up with heavier bass and making it their own.

Check it out, here

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  1. Alert Level
  2. Good Trouble
  3. Sabotage Is Sex
  4. Disinformation
  5. Search and Destroy
  6. Believe Me
  7. Broken System
  8. We Shall Resist
  9. Death Toll
  10. TV Song #6 (Right Around The Corner Mix)
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