Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ministry - Filth Pig

Though the album itself is mediocre, the cover of Ministry's Filth Pig is one of the more creative moments at political stabbery, which is interesting considering this album came during the Clinton administration and not the 1st Bush regime, since the latter is more the band's customary target (and now the progeny takes an appropriate beating on more recent Ministry albums). What's to say about a boiler suit holding a U.S. flag interestingly in mid-wave, with a slab of dripping meat down the suit's cranium? Disgusting for sure, but is this a statement for vegetarians or is it a figurative representation of "the man" grinding up ordinary Americans in the machine? You be the judge.


Blogger taotechuck said...

Or it could be a more literal symbol, suggesting that we're a bunch of meatheads.

August 28, 2007 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

The symbolism is about as subtle as being hit over the head with a baseball bat by a roid raging Barry Bonds. Unfortunately, the music isn't any more creative.

Or maybe Chuck's right. Or maybe Ministry are the meatheads.

August 28, 2007 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

It's pretty lame.

August 29, 2007 at 9:52 AM  

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