Jesus Built My Hotrod
|"Jesus Built My Hotrod"|
|Single by Ministry|
|from the album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs|
|Released||November 7, 1991|
|Genre||Industrial metal, speed metal, alternative metal|
|Ministry singles chronology|
"Jesus Built My Hotrod" is a 1991 single by Ministry and was the band's most popular song up to that point. The track features a driving beat and speed metal guitar work which backs Butthole Surfers' singer Gibby Haynes gonzo vocal stylings. It is notable for its polyrhythmic structure with the guitar riff in 5/4 and the drums in 4/4. According to Al Jourgensen's autobiography the single sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.
The song was released November 7, 1991, a little more than half a year before it appeared on Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs. MuchMusic and MTV championed the accompanying video (which featured, among others, various footage of vintage NASCAR and drag racing events) and it enjoyed repetitive plays on both stations. The photo that adorns the cover of the single depicts a 1970 Chrysler 440 Six Pack V8 engine (equipped with 3 2-barrel carburetors). At one point in the video, a 1970 Plymouth GTX, equipped with the 440 Six Pack, is shown driving down the street, as the "Air Grabber" hood scoop opens.
The song is available for download in the Rock Band series of games.
|1.||"Jesus Built My Hotrod" (Redline/Whiteline Version)||Jourgensen, Rieflin, Balch, Haynes||8:15|
|2.||"Jesus Built My Hotrod" (Short, Pusillanimous, So-They-Can-Fit-More-Commercials-On-The-Radio Edit)||3:45|
|3.||"TV Song"||Barker, Rieflin, Scaccia, Connelly||3:12|
- Al Jourgensen - guitar (1, 2), vocals (3), programming, production
- Paul Barker - bass, programming, production
- Bill Rieflin - drums, programming
- Michael Balch - programming (1, 2)
- Gibby Haynes - vocals (1, 2)
- Mike Scaccia - guitar
- Chris Connelly - lyrics (3)
- Critter Newell - engineer
- Howie "Ice Ice" Beno - editing
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- Ramirez, AJ (August 3, 2011). "The 10 Best Alternative Metal Singles of the 1990s". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 June 2015.