Album of the Day
In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up
IN CASE YOU DIDN'T FEEL LIKE SHOWING UP offers Ministry fans who missed the industrial metal band's February 1990 show at Merrillville, Indiana's Holiday Star Theatre a second chance to hear one of the group's most powerful line-ups in concert. Joining leader Al Jourgensen here are Pigface's Chris Connelly, Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre and Killing Joke's Martin Atkins, and the resulting music is as dark and brutal as you'd expect. With six songs drawn from classics THE LAND OF RAPE AND HONEY and THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO TASTE, the Sire collection wages sonic war from the opening notes of “The Missing” to an epic version of “Stigmata” and Jourgensen's vitriolic closing tirade. Named by Rock Hard magazine as one of the 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time, IN CASE YOU DIDN'T FEEL LIKE SHOWING UP was released 30 years ago today and remains one of the most intense live albums ever.