There are two theories behind the title (which occurs in the lyrics of the opening track), the first being a simple play on words, referencing Pink Floyd's record The Dark Side of the Moon. The second is a reference to the blackened or dark side of a spoon when heated to dissolve heroin, as the band suffered from addiction to said substance at the time.
The album's cover, which features a naked fat woman sitting in front of a black board with "I will be god" written numerous times gained controversy and was banned from Kmart. The woman and the words on the blackboard were later airbrushed out.
After the end of track 10, tracks of silence begin. There are 59 silent tracks on the album, totaling 10:26
Track 11 - 2:00
Track 12 - 3:00
Track 13 - 1:10
Track 14 - 0:13
Track 15 - 0:23
Tracks 16 - 68 are all approximately 4 seconds in length.
"Linda Summertime" is track 69. Houses of the Molé, another Ministry album, features a hidden track called "Walrus" which is also track 69. According to BMI, track 69 is called "Summertime". Allmusic refers to this track as "Everybody".