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|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Past members||Al Jourgensen|
Richard H. Kirk
Acid Horse was a one-off collaborative side project between two industrial music pioneers, Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire.:69 Only one single, "No Name, No Slogan", was released in 1989 on Wax Trax! Records. The band name is a combination of the slang terms for LSD (acid) and heroin (horse), as well as a play on the title of the then-popular acid house movement.
- Alien Dog Star - Al Jourgensen
- Gallopin' Scorpiosaddlebutt - Chris Connelly
- Biff - Stephen Mallinder
- Tennessee King - Paul Barker
- Harold Sandoz - Richard H. Kirk
Musically, Acid Horse resembles fellow Ministry side project PTP, in that it blends an upbeat dance-like electronic rhythm with catchy guitar-work. The lyrics come off in a serious, yet slightly comical tone - a trademark of many Ministry side projects. While Goldmine author Jo-Ann Greene said "No Name, No Slogan" is "strangely reminiscent" of English synthpop duo Blancmange's 1983 single "Blind Vision",:38 Option editor Sandy Masuo likened it to "an unlikely collision of house-style mixing and spaghetti western ambience à la Ennio Morricone"; in the said magazine's article, Jourgensen says that despite that the collaboration gave an opportunity to work with the industrial scene's prominent acts, it ended up to be disappointing::69
"I found it really sad that these complete pioneers, who were once willing to take risks, come here to Chicago because of the house explosion. [...] They wanted to do a house record, and they didn't understand that they informed house music through people copying them. And now they're back here to copy themselves off other people?"
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