Ministry's fifth studio album, and still their best one. This album marked Ministry's breakthrough, thanks to the singles N.W.O., Just One Fix and Jesus Built My Hotrod (featuring Butthole Surfers singer Geddy Hayes).
Frontman and founder Al Jourgensen recently announced their current album The Last Sucker (2007) will be their last. I for one will miss Ministry, but if I know Jourgensen correctly, he's gonna keep making music that sounds pretty much just like Ministry, just under a different name.
I'm in a wee hurry, so I'm just gonna copy and paste some shit about Psalm 69 from Wikipedia:
Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs is an album by the band Ministry. It was released in 1992 through Sire Records. The actual title of the album is ΚΕΦΑΛΗ ΞΘ (a Greek word roughly pronounced as "ke-fa-lay," meaning "head" or "leader", and the number 69 in Greek numerals), though Psalm 69 is used for simplicity's sake.
The song N.W.O. features samples of George H. W. Bush and was used in the Ralph Bakshi half live action/half animated film Cool World. It is frontman Al Jourgensen's critical take on the state of world affairs after the Gulf War and the end of the Cold War and an uncertain future.
N.W.O. was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the Grammy Awards of 1993.
The title of the album is directly linked to chapter 69 of The Book of Lies, a written work of Aleister Crowley, where he uses the expression "The way to succeed and the way to suck eggs" as a pun for the 69 sex position ("suck seed" and "suck eggs"). Moreover, Crowley titled the chapter ΚΕΦΑΛΗ, which means "head" (the English word being slang for Oral sex - but not the original ancient Greek word) and is used often in the New Testament. There is no direct link to the Old Testament passage Psalm 69.
Enjoy, kids. Revel in the chaotic, industrial rock 'n' roll mayhem that is Ministry.
(mp3) Ministry - Just one fix (highly recommended!)
(mp3) Ministry - Hero
(mp3) Ministry - Psalm 69
The video for Just One Fix:
Buy Psalm 69@ Amazon.com.