The Land of Rape and Honey

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The Land of Rape and Honey
Studio album by Ministry
Released October 11, 1988
Recorded 1985 at Southern Studios, London ("Abortive")
1987–1988 at Chicago Trax Studios
Genre Industrial metal, industrial rock
Length 40:24
Label Sire/Warner Bros.
25799
Producer Hypo Luxa, Hermes Pan, Eddie Echo
Ministry chronology
Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984)
(1987)
The Land of Rape and Honey
(1988)
The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[3]

The Land of Rape and Honey is the third studio album by industrial metal band Ministry, released in 1988 on Sire Records. This album is the band's first attempt at industrial metal, as opposed to their previous albums which were more electronically influenced.

The album title comes from the slogan of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, whose motto is "The Land of Rape and Honey", the local economy being based on the agricultural products rapeseed and honey.[4] The band chose the name after seeing the slogan on a souvenir mug.[5]

The track "Stigmata" is featured in Richard Stanley's 1990 science fiction thriller Hardware, although the band shown apparently performing the track is actually Gwar.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in January 1996.[6] The album was out of print for a few years in the early 2000s, but was re-issued by Wounded Bird Records in 2007. This re-issue is misprinted, labeling the title track "The Land of Milk and Honey."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ministry. 

No. Title Length
1. "Stigmata"   5:45
2. "The Missing"   2:55
3. "Deity"   3:20
4. "Golden Dawn"   5:42
5. "Destruction"   3:30
6. "Hizbollah"   3:58
7. "The Land of Rape and Honey"   5:10
8. "You Know What You Are"   4:43
9. "I Prefer"   2:15
10. "Flashback"   4:50
11. "Abortive"   4:23
  • Tracks 6 and 9 were bonus tracks on the CD release of the album.

Samples[edit]

  1. "Golden Dawn"
  2. "Hizbollah"
  3. "You Know What You Are"
  4. "Flashback"
    • "Now hold up, man!" "Do it," "Everybody's got to die sometime," "I'm hurtin' real bad inside" - Platoon
  5. "Abortive"
    • "T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4; we've got the main engine start—we have main...", "America's first space shuttle!" "And the shuttle has cleared the tower." - NASA

Personnel[edit]

Ministry[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • William Rieflin – programming, keyboards, guitar, background vocals (1)
  • Chris Connelly – background vocals (2 & 3)
  • Eddie Echo – production (11)
  • Steve Spapperi – engineer
  • Julian Herzfeld – engineer
  • Keith "Fluffy" Auerbach – engineer
  • "Dog" – album cover
  • "Ill" – album cover
  • Brian Shanley – album cover

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
The Billboard 200[7] 164

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Land of Rape and Honey - Ministry". Allmusic. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Ministry". robertchristgau.com, Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Ministry". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004, pg. 544. Cited March 20, 2010
  4. ^ Wolanski, Coreen (2006-06-02). "Ministry - Nothing Exceeds Like Excess • Timeline •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Tisdale, Saskatchewan". Find Target. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "RIAA certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  7. ^ "The Land of Rape and Honey - Ministry". Billboard.