25 year ago today, Ministry’s The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste came out. They could have just released the title track, “Thieves,” repeated 9 times on a CD and that song alone would have been worth the purchase price (for you had to purchase it, or at least have a friend who had and was willing to loan it to you so you could tape it) for the fan of industrial music. But wait, there’s more: this alblum also had “So What.” Ahhhhhh, “So What.” I could listen to it all day.
Here’s how Allmusic.com characterizes this album:
In what many consider to be Ministry’s peak, the band creates another wonderful album to follow The Land of Rape and Honey. Fusing thrash guitars with excellent synth and percussion work, Ministry lay the foundation for even more followers of the band’s music. But what makes the album even more commendable is the unique flair and the avoidance of cliché elements that have brought down the guitar-heavy industrial-rock genre. Purists might argue that Ministry have given up these roots; but it’s plain to see that the roots remain, and are only revamped by the necessary progression of a band that has been around for so many years. The sound is Ministry’s, most definitely.