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|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Genres||Industrial metal, hardcore punk|
|Years active||1988–2000 (on hiatus)|
|Associated acts||Dead Kennedys
|Past members||Paul Barker
Lard is a hardcore punk/industrial band founded in 1988 as a side project by Jello Biafra (vocals), Al Jourgensen (guitar), Paul Barker (bass), and Jeff Ward (drums). Biafra is perhaps best known as the former frontman of the punk rock band Dead Kennedys. Jourgensen is the founder and only continuous member of industrial metal band Ministry, of which Barker was an official member between 1986 and 2004, and Ward was also once a touring member. Over the years, several other members of Ministry played with Lard, namely Bill Rieflin, Mike Scaccia, and Rey Washam.
Like most of Biafra's work, Lard's songs are angrily political (the War on Drugs is a particularly common theme) but often have a tinge of humour.
"I Wanna Be A Drug Sniffing Dog" from Pure Chewing Satisfaction
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As of 2007[update], Lard have not officially toured and have only performed live a handful of times, mostly around the San Francisco area (where Jello lives and operates his Alternative Tentacles record label). The band played during Ministry's 1988 tour and throughout their 1989-1990 dates, once in Chicago after wrapping the recording of The Last Temptation Of Reid, once at the conclusion of a Ministry concert in Los Angeles (March 24, 2003), and at the San Francisco (September 26, 2004),Portland (September 28, 2004) and Seattle (September 29, 2004) dates of Ministry's Evil Doer tour. Because its key members are active with other projects, it is unlikely that the band will tour.
Al Jourgensen has stated that Ministry's new release "The Last Sucker" will be the last album for the band, and that Lard will make one final album before calling it a day. Rumored guest appearance by Scott Ian of Anthrax on guitar on a few possible tracks.
However, according to a January 2010 interview with Jello Biafra, he indicated that a new Lard album was unlikely, saying "Me and Al have talked about it for years, but we’ve never been able to nail down a time to try and put it together.".
- The Power of Lard – (12"/CD/Cass EP) 1989 - Alternative Tentacles • (12" EP) 1989 - Fringe Product
- I Am Your Clock – (12" EP) 1990 - Alternative Tentacles
- The Last Temptation of Reid – (LP/CD/Cass Album) 1990 - Alternative Tentacles
- Pure Chewing Satisfaction – (LP/CD/Cass Album) 1997 - Alternative Tentacles
- 70's Rock Must Die – (12"/CD EP) 2000 - Alternative Tentacles
|1992||"Drug Raid at 4am"||The Bat Is Back - An Alternative Tentacles Records Sampler||Alternative Tentacles|
|1994||"Forkboy"||Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack for an Oliver Stone Film||Nothing Records|
|Selections From Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack for an Oliver Stone Film||Nothing Records/Interscope Records|
|The Futility of a Well Ordered Life||Alternative Tentacles|
|1996||Music from and Inspired by Natural Born Killers, an Oliver Stone Film||Nothing Records/Interscope Records|
|1997||"I Wanna Be a Drug Sniffing Dog"||Mind the Gap Volume 14||Gonzo Circus|
|The Virus That Would Not Die!||Alternative Tentacles|
|"Generation Execute"||Rock Sound Volume 9||Rock Sound|
|1998||"The Power of Lard"||The New, The Classic & The Unexplored||Visions Magazine|
|The Record Shop - 30 Years of Rough Trade Shops||V2 Records, Inc.|
|2000||"Ballad of Marshall Ledbetter"||Movie Madness||Riffage Records|
- Strong, Martin C:"The Great Alternative & Indie Discography", 1999, Canongate, ISBN 0-86241-913-1
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- "FROM PHIL ANSELMO TO DEALMAKING DEMOCRATS, JELLO BIAFRA TAKES US TO SCHOOL". MetalSucks.net. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-05..