Filth Pig

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Filth Pig
Studio album by Ministry
Released January 30, 1996 (1996-01-30)
Recorded 1989 (portions of "The Fall")
1994 in Texas
1995 at Chicago Trax Studios
Genre Industrial metal, alternative metal, heavy metal[1]
Length 54:28
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Hypo Luxa, Hermes Pan
Ministry chronology
Box
(1993)
Filth Pig
(1996)
Dark Side of the Spoon
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
NME 7/10[3]
Robert Christgau C[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]
Spin 6/10[6]

Filth Pig is the sixth studio album by industrial metal band Ministry, released in 1996 on Warner Bros. Records. The title was allegedly derived from a statement made in the British Houses of Parliament, where bandleader Jourgensen was described as a filthy pig by MP Teddy Taylor.[7] Despite being the band's highest-charting album in the US, it was negatively received by reviewers,[citation needed] sharply divided the band's fanbase, and was a commercial failure. This would be the last Ministry album to be recorded with Mike Scaccia on guitar until the 2004 release of Houses of the Molé. He did not tour to support Filth Pig.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reload" – 2:25 (Jourgensen, Barker)
  2. "Filth Pig" – 6:19 (Jourgensen, Barker)
  3. "Lava" – 6:30 (Jourgensen, Barker)
  4. "Crumbs" – 4:15 (Jourgensen, Barker, Scaccia, Svitek, Washam)
  5. "Useless" – 5:55 (Jourgensen, Barker, Rieflin, Scaccia)
  6. "Dead Guy" – 5:14 (Jourgensen, Barker, Washam)
  7. "Game Show" – 7:45 (Jourgensen, Barker, Scaccia, Svitek, Washam)
  8. "The Fall" – 4:54 (Jourgensen, Balch)
  9. "Lay Lady Lay" – 5:44 (Bob Dylan cover)
  10. "Brick Windows" – 5:23 (Jourgensen, Barker)

Personnel[edit]

Ministry[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Rey Washamdrums (4, 6, 7, 9)
  • Louis Svitek – guitars
  • William Rieflin – drums (1-3, 5)
  • Mike Scaccia – guitars
  • Esther Nevarez – backing vocals (5)
  • Stella Katsoudas – backing vocals (5)
  • Duane Buford – programming (uncredited)
  • Michael Balch – programming (8, uncredited)
  • Zlatko Hukic – engineer
  • Brad Kopplin – engineer
  • Bill Garcelon – assistant engineer
  • Jamie Duffy – assistant engineer
  • Matt Gibson – assistant engineer
  • Ed Tinley – assistant engineer
  • Whitney O'Keefe – assistant engineer
  • Paul Elledge – art & design

Chart positions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex (June 12, 2013). "Sphinctour - Ministry". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Filth Pig - Ministry". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ NME (1/27/96, p.43)
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Ministry". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  5. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon (1998-02-02). "Ministry: Filth Pig : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  6. ^ Spin (2/96, pp.84-85)
  7. ^ Jenkins, Mark (1996-03-22). "Al Jourgensen on Filth Pig, Buck Owens, and cabin fever, Texas-style". sfweekly.com. 
  8. ^ "Filth Pig - Ministry". Billboard. 
  9. ^ "Australian chart positions". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  10. ^ "Austrian chart positions" (in German). austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  11. ^ "Finnish chart positions". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  12. ^ "German chart positions" (in German). musicline.de. 
  13. ^ "New Zealand chart positions". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  14. ^ "Norwegian chart positions". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  15. ^ a b "Swedish chart positions". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  16. ^ "Swiss chart positions". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  17. ^ a b "Chart Log UK: M - My Vitriol". Zobbel. 
  18. ^ "Ministry - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic.