Why can't they see they're just like me
November 2, 2019 3:57 PM   Subscribe

Ministry released an acoustic version of their classic track "Everyday is Halloween" after performing it live in December 2018. Featuring Dave Navarro (of RHCP & Janes Addiction).

And here, dear readers, is the original live concert performance that inspired the new recording , from The Fonda, Dec 20, 2018.

This time you can fully hear the lyrics...

"Oh, why can't I live a life for me?
Why should I take the abuse that's served?
Why can't they see they're just like me
It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world"
posted by symbioid (7 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
LOVE THIS! Ministry was a formative band For me and this song in particular was a formative song. But the first time I got to see them live was after “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste,” and they didn’t play anything this, or anything from “With Sympathy” at all! Glad to see they haven’t fully repudiated their earlier work, even if Al didn’t sing it in an affected British accent.

But why the heck did Al need a lyric sheet?!
posted by ejs at 5:58 PM on November 2, 2019 [6 favorites]

But why the heck did Al need a lyric sheet?!

After the Pigface tours at this point most of us a frankly amazed he can read at all. Or stand up. Or even breathe.
posted by loquacious at 8:17 PM on November 2, 2019 [9 favorites]

This is an unexpected delight in both the studio recording and the live performance! How fun it must have been to be in that audience singing along with the "bop bop"s.

I recommend the Wax Trax! documentary for those who love those bands and that era.
posted by acidnova at 8:33 PM on November 2, 2019 [3 favorites]

Awesome! Thanks so much!
posted by onebyone at 8:56 PM on November 2, 2019 [1 favorite]

I thought I did not need Ministry acoustic, but I was wrong.
posted by bongo_x at 1:51 AM on November 3, 2019 [4 favorites]

Despite Uncle Al saying how much he hates early Ministry, he sure doesn't
mind reissuing old recording and new versions of some of the material he says he hated.
posted by Chocomog at 11:08 AM on November 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

Bop bop bop, bop bop bop bop.
I would say "that is all" but I have to add a note in admiration of Al's amazing facial hardware. Style goals, people.
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 8:41 PM on November 3, 2019

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