Dark Side of the Spoon

Dark Side of the Spoon
Dark Side of the Spoon
Studio album by Ministry
Released June 8, 1999 (1999-06-08)
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Industrial metal
Length 63:25
Label Warner Bros.
47311
Producer Hypo Luxa, Hermes Pan
Ministry chronology
Filth Pig
(1996)
Dark Side of the Spoon
(1999)
Greatest Fits
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (C+)[2]
NME (6/10)[3]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]
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Dark Side of the Spoon is the seventh studio album by industrial metal band Ministry, released in 1999 through Warner Bros. Records. "Bad Blood" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2000.[6]

There are two theories behind the title (which occurs in the lyrics of the opening track), the first being a play on words, as it is easily noticed as a parody of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. The second is a reference to the blackened or dark side of a spoon when heated to dissolve heroin, as the band suffered from addiction of said substance at the time.

The album's cover generated some controversy when retailer Kmart refused to stock it in its stores.[7]

The saxophone part of the song "10 / 10" is taken from the last 22 seconds of "Group Dancers" on the Charles Mingus's album The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Supermanic Soul" (Jourgensen, Barker, Svitek, Washam, Hukic) - 3:13
  2. "Whip and Chain" (Jourgensen, Barker, Coon, Svitek) - 4:23
  3. "Bad Blood" (Jourgensen, Barker, Coon, Washam) - 4:59
  4. "Eureka Pile" (Jourgensen, Barker, Svitek, Washam) - 6:22
  5. "Step" (Jourgensen, Barker, Washam) - 4:06
  6. "Nursing Home" (Jourgensen, Barker, Washam) - 7:02
  7. "Kaif" (Jourgensen, Barker, Svitek, Washam) - 5:25
  8. "Vex & Siolence" (Jourgensen, Barker, Svitek, Washam, Hukic) - 5:24
  9. "10 / 10" (Jourgensen, Barker, Svitek, Washam) - 3:43
  10. "Happy Dust" (Japanese bonus track) - 6:18
  11. "Linda Summertime" (hidden track) - 1:55

Hidden tracks

After the end of track 10, tracks of silence begin. There are 59 silent tracks on the album, totaling 10:26

  1. Track 11 - 2:00
  2. Track 12 - 3:00
  3. Track 13 - 1:10
  4. Track 14 - 0:13
  5. Track 15 - 0:23
  6. Tracks 16 - 68 are all approximately 4 seconds in length.

"Linda Summertime" is track 69. Houses of the Molé, another Ministry album, features a hidden track called "Walrus" which is also track 69.

Personnel

Ministry

Additional personnel

  • Zlatko Hukic – guitar, electronics
  • Ty Coon – vocals (2, 3)
  • Yvonne Gage – vocals (4)
  • Jason Bacher – engineer
  • Jeff Dehaven – engineer
  • Bryan Kenny – engineer
  • Esther Nevarez – engineer
  • Brad Kopplin – engineer
  • Tom Baker – mastering
  • Paul Elledge – art direction, photography

Chart positions

Chart (1999) Peak
position
The Billboard 200[8] 92
German Albums Chart[9] 57
Swedish Albums Chart[10] 51
UK Albums Chart[11] 85

References


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