Cover Up (Ministry album)

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Cover Up
Studio album by Ministry and Co-Conspirators
Released April 1, 2008
Recorded 2007 at 13th Planet Studios, El Paso, Texas
Genre Industrial metal, thrash metal
Length 61:15
Label 13th Planet
Producer Al Jourgensen
Ministry and Co-Conspirators chronology
The Last Sucker
(2007)
Cover Up
(2008)
Adios... Puta Madres
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media 7.5/10[4]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5[5]

Cover Up is an album of cover versions by Ministry and Co-Conspirators released on April 1, 2008. The album includes previously released covers "Roadhouse Blues", "Lay Lady Lay" and "Supernaut". Cover Up was intended to be Ministry's final release before their three year break up from 2008 to 2011.[6]

On December 3, 2008, "Under My Thumb" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance in 2009. It lost to "My Apocalypse" by Metallica.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original artist Length
1. "Under My Thumb"   The Rolling Stones 3:58
2. "Bang a Gong"   T.Rex 4:48
3. "Radar Love"   Golden Earring 5:21
4. "Space Truckin'"   Deep Purple 3:51
5. "Black Betty"   Lead Belly 3:21
6. "Mississippi Queen"   Mountain 3:14
7. "Just Got Paid"   ZZ Top 3:13
8. "Roadhouse Blues"   The Doors 4:27
9. "Supernaut"   Black Sabbath 7:08
10. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (Japanese release only) The Beatles 4:42
11. "Lay, Lady, Lay"   Bob Dylan 5:44
12. "What a Wonderful World"   Louis Armstrong 7:01
23. "What a Wonderful World (Short Slow Version)"     4:17
44. "What a Wonderful World (Short Fast Version)"     3:35
69. "Willie Stigmata" (sung by anonymous fan, affecting a Willie Nelson voice)   1:04

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Ministry and Co-Conspirators - Cover Up Review". About.com. 
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Cover Up - Ministry". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ "Ministry - Cover Up CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  4. ^ Lee, Cosmo (2008-04-02). "Ministry: Cover Up". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  5. ^ Spencer, Trey (2008-05-17). "Ministry - Cover Up (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Metal Hammer sponsors Ministry's final ever tour". Metal Hammer. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  7. ^ "Metallica Wins 'Best Metal' Grammy For 'My Apocalypse'". Blabbermouth.net. 2009-02-08.