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|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Genres||Industrial rock, hardcore punk, industrial metal|
|Years active||1988–2000 (on hiatus)|
|Past members||Paul Barker|
Lard is an American hardcore punk/industrial band founded in 1988 as a side project by Jello Biafra (vocals; formerly of Dead Kennedys), Al Jourgensen (guitar; of Ministry), Paul Barker (bass; also of Ministry), and Jeff Ward (drums; once a Ministry touring member). Over the years, several other members of Ministry played with Lard, namely Bill Rieflin, Mike Scaccia, and Rey Washam.
Lard has not officially toured and has only performed live a handful of times, mostly around the San Francisco area (where Jello lives and operates his Alternative Tentacles record label). The band played during Ministry's 1988 tour and throughout their 1989–1990 dates, once in Chicago after wrapping the recording of The Last Temptation of Reid, once at the conclusion of a Ministry concert in Los Angeles (March 24, 2003), and at the San Francisco (September 26, 2004), Portland (September 28, 2004) and Seattle (September 29, 2004) dates of Ministry's Evil Doer tour. Because its key members are active with other projects, it is unlikely that the band will tour.
According to a March 2009 interview with Jourgensen, he and Biafra are working on a new Lard album, which was to be recorded in Jourgensen's El Paso studio. However, according to a January 2010 interview with Jello Biafra, he indicated that a new Lard album was unlikely, saying "Me and Al have talked about it for years, but we've never been able to nail down a time to try and put it together.".
According to a 2020 interview Jourgensen said that hun and Biafra plan to make a brand new Lard album soon with them emailing songs back and forth
- The Power of Lard – (12"/CD/Cass EP) 1989 - Alternative Tentacles • (12" EP) 1989 - Fringe Product
- I Am Your Clock – (12" Single) 1990 - Alternative Tentacles
- The Last Temptation of Reid – (LP/CD/Cass Album) 1990 - Alternative Tentacles
- Pure Chewing Satisfaction – (LP/CD/Cass Album) 1997 - Alternative Tentacles
- 70's Rock Must Die – (12"/CD EP) 2000 - Alternative Tentacles
|1992||"Drug Raid at 4am"||The Bat Is Back - An Alternative Tentacles Records Sampler||Alternative Tentacles|
|1994||"Forkboy"||Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack for an Oliver Stone Film||Nothing Records|
|Selections From Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack for an Oliver Stone Film||Nothing Records/Interscope Records|
|The Futility of a Well Ordered Life||Alternative Tentacles|
|1996||Music from and Inspired by Natural Born Killers, an Oliver Stone Film||Nothing Records/Interscope Records|
|1997||"I Wanna Be a Drug-Sniffing Dog"||Mind the Gap Volume 14||Gonzo Circus|
|The Virus That Would Not Die!||Alternative Tentacles|
|"Generation Execute"||Rock Sound Volume 9||Rock Sound|
|1998||"The Power of Lard"||The New, the Classic & the Unexplored||Visions Magazine|
|The Record Shop - 30 Years of Rough Trade Shops||V2 Records, Inc.|
|2000||"Ballad of Marshall Ledbetter"||Movie Madness||Riffage Records|
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