Video: Ministry, ‘99 Percenters’ — pro-Occupy single off upcoming ‘Relapse’

Al Jourgensen’s newly reformed Ministry next week will release Relapse, the band’s first new album in five years, and they’re promoting it with a new music video for pro-Occupy Wall Street single “99 Percenters” (“1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 99 percent!”), which you can see above via Revolver. Ministry’s Relapse will be released March 26.

 

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8 Comments

  • Al would be a 1%er if he didn’t spend it all on smack.

     
  • It’s like sesame street for smackheads.

     
  • darren

    Wow. That is really bad.

     
  • My God, that is awful. Terrible song, horrible video with amateur graphics and acting… Al, please, just end it for good this time.

     
  • It’s an embarrassing video for a terrible song. I’ve listened to the new album, too…get ready for the the worst LP Ministry has ever released (the music fits the artwork, which is awful). This was one of my favorite bands for a long time (well, the late ’80s, mostly). It’s hard to believe this is the same guy that brought us Twitch, Rape and Honey, and Mind. ..and I’m not just and ‘old-school’ Ministry fan, I’ve hung with them since ’92, but the later music has been mixed results. I guess I just expected Ministry to go in a more challenging and interesting direction musically over the years. Who knew Al would turn Ministry into dumbed-down pedestrian speed metal? Ah well, if I’m stuck in the past, it’s because the music is better :P

     
  • Chris H

    Those lyrics were nothing short of embarrassing. N.W.O. it ain’t.

     
  • Gotta give Ministry credit — at least they’re stepping up, and coming out in support. Most other bands seem scared to death of OWS.

    It’s like the song says (http://tinyurl.com/7p93vvm):

    “There’s a new sun rising up angry in the sky.
    There’s a new voice crying but not afraid to die.
    Let the old world make believe it’s blind and deaf and dumb
    BUT NOTHING CAN CHANGE THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

    There are changes lying ahead on every road.
    There are new thoughts ready and waiting to explode.
    When tomorrow is today, the bells will toll for some.
    BUT NOTHING CAN CHANGE THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

    The future’s coming on sweet and strong,
    And no-one’s gonna hold it back for long…

    There are new dreams crowding out old realities.
    There’s revolution sweeping in like a fresh new breeze.
    Let the old world make believe it’s blind and deaf and dumb,
    BUT NOTHING CAN CHANGE THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME. “

     
  • Szabo

    Aw, it’s not Uncle Al’s best and the video fits in better with the early 90’s but I’ll agree with WILDSHOVEL – at least he’s addressing the OWS movements. Most acts will pander to their fans at live shows but not many have touched it on their recordings.

    I’ve heard the album. It’s not that it’s week, it just doesn’t deserve to follow Ministry’s latest albums (Houses, Rio & Sucker).

    Rio, especially, wasn’t dumbed-down Speed Metal. It was Al’s regular motif of crossing genres (in this case Speed & Industrial Metal).

    I had a feeling the album wouldn’t be “Dark Side” but it isn’t bad to crank in the car when stopped at a red light next to the latest Kesha hit.

     
 

 

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