(Every Day Is) Halloween

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"All Day / (Every Day Is) Halloween"
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Single by Ministry
A-side"All Day"
B-side"(Every Day Is) Halloween"
Released1984
Format12" single
GenreSynthpop[1]
LabelWax Trax!
Songwriter(s)Al Jourgensen
Producer(s)Al Jourgensen
Ministry singles chronology
"Nature of Love"
(1984)
"All Day / (Every Day Is) Halloween"
(1984)
"Over the Shoulder"
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]

"All Day" and "(Every Day Is) Halloween" are songs by American band Ministry, both written and produced by Al Jourgensen. These were originally released by Wax Trax! Records in 1984 as Ministry's “comeback” single following their departure from Arista Records,[3]:78 with "All Day" on the A-side and "(Every Day Is) Halloween" on the B-side, respectively. In 1987, these were included on Ministry's compilation Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984). The remixed version of "All Day", titled “All Day Remix”, was featured on Ministry's 1986 album Twitch.[4] “(Every Day Is) Halloween” has been featured in the 1998 Rhino Records compilation Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Halloween.[5]

Music writer Dave Thompson described "(Every Day Is) Halloween" as having been "adopted as the anthem of America's disenfranchised Gothic community."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."All Day"5:51
2."(Every Day Is) Halloween"6:35
3."Halloween (Remix)"10:41
4."Nature of Outtakes"8:10

2010 single[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Every Day Is Halloween"6:24
2."Every Day Is Halloween" (2010 Version)4:29

Every Day Is Halloween: The Remixes[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Every Day Is Halloween"6:24
2."Every Day Is Halloween" (Nu Wave Version)6:03
3."Every Day Is Halloween" (Al Jourgensen Mix)4:29
4."Every Day Is Halloween" (Razed in Black Remix)4:24
5."Every Day Is Halloween" (Leather Strip Remix)4:46
6."Every Day Is Halloween" (Tre Lux cover version)4:17

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes of the “All Day / (Every Day Is) Halloween” single, Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984) and Twitch.[7][8][9]

  • Al Jourgensen – vocals, instrumentation, production
  • Brad Hallen – bass (“All Day”)
  • Stephen Georgedrums (“All Day”)
  • Patty Jourgensen – backing vocals (“All Day Remix”)
  • Brian Shanley and Jim Nash – artwork (single)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ladouceur 2011, p. 89: “With its bouncy synthpop rhythms and lyrics all about woe-begotten Goth life, it's up there to ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ on the short list of universal Goth anthems...”
  2. ^ Book, John. "Everyday is Halloween - Ministry". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  3. ^ Blush, Steven (October 1991). "Cult of Personality". Spin Magazine. Vol. 7 no. 7. pp. 77–78. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved February 23, 2018 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Reed 2013, pp. 237–238.
  5. ^ MTV News Staff (June 27, 1998). "Ministry And More On Fright Disc". MTV. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Thompson, Dave. Alternative Rock. San Francisco, California: Miller Freeman Books. p. 497. ISBN 0879306076. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  7. ^ “All Day / (Everyday Is) Halloween” (vinyl disc). Ministry. Chicago, IL: Wax Trax! Records. 1985. WAX 007.
  8. ^ Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984) (vinyl disc). Ministry. Chicago, IL: Wax Trax! Records. 1987. WAXCD 035.
  9. ^ Twitch (vinyl disc). Ministry. Sire Records. 1986. 9 25309-1.

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