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The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste [CD]

Ministry Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Oct 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B000002LJ0
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,552 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Thieves 5:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Burning Inside 5:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Never Believe 4:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Cannibal Song 6:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Breathe 5:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. So What 8:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Test 6:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Faith Collapsing 4:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dream Song 4:480.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

1989 album from AL Jourgensen & crew featuring 'Thieves' & 'Never Believe'.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Brutality in a Bag 21 May 2009
By boz
Format:Audio CD
I recently discovered Ministry on a compilation CD and liked what I heard. I decided to buy an album and see what I thought of them. This was the Album I bought. I now own their entire back catalogue. Yes, it is that good.

If you enjoy thumping drum and bass with heavy guitars and mechanical effects as a backdrop to some meaty vox and some excellent sampling, this is an album for you. The stop start agression of Thieves, the pumping brutality of Burning Inside and the sheer vitriol of Breathe are great examples of a band who really knew what they wanted to do with an album.

A sheer joy to listen to over and over, an album to savour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars industrial classic 11 Jun 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
1989 was a good year for metal. Carcass' sublime "Symphonies Of Sickness", Godflesh's inspirational "Streetcleaner", and Nine Inch Nails' debut, "Pretty Hate Machine", were all released in that year. Also in 1989, Ministry released this absolutely brilliant album. I remember first hearing this album in 1994 and sounding impressed, but whilst much 90s metal has not survived the test of time, this album has. It sounds even better than when I first heard it. "Thieves" is just one of those songs you have to play in your car when driving at full speed. Excellent samples from "Full Metal Jacket" too. "Burning Inside" is probably the album's highlight. The other seven tracks are also of a high standard. Excellent, a hugely underrated album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Burns from Both Ends 15 May 2011
By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Killing Joke inspired sheer malevolence wrapped in a black flag of vitriol. This is the sound of the guitar being used as a jackhammer. By 92 KJ had gone "soft" and bands like Ministry who had begun as synth based new wave turned their hand to bar chords on Gibsons that sounded like cans being ripped open by bare tooth barbarians. The jolt of this album inspired the next wave of grunge and also gave KJ the impetus to reform and provide the best selection of sounds since the first two albums.

From "burning inside" to "thieves" and "faith collapsing" the external world of greed and power is sighted and fired upon. However linking the internal to the external were the trade marks of the artistry. Songs wrought with inner angst and the feelings of internal explosion requiring to be vented pour like magma into the fire. Whether you have just emerged from school or coming back from work this album will cascade its magic as a form of detuned spark forever burning inside. The vocals have been copied relentlessly but here they smoulder into the synapses with their own forms of melody.

It captures the band as raw untamed energy and lights up the world with flames of clarity.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Ministry; top industrial 22 July 2001
By E Parry
Format:Audio CD
Ministry are one of the best industrial bands ever, and this (in my opinion) is their best album, so this has got to be essential for anyone with any interest in industrial. In fact, this is just a pretty essential album. Listen to this and you can see where a lot of todays bands are coming from. In fact, even though this album was made as long ago as 1989, one track has an MC on it, (but don't let that put you off). Most Ministry albums have at least a couple of tracks I usualy skip (although they're all great), but not this one. Definately a must.
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