Ministry ‎– Filth Pig

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 45838-2
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Tracklist

1 Reload 2:24
2 Filth Pig 6:19
3 Lava 6:30
4 Crumbs 4:14
5 Useless 5:55
6 Dead Guy 5:15
7 Game Show 7:45
8 The Fall 4:54
9 Lay Lady Lay 5:44
10 Brick Windows 5:23

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© 1996 ℗ 1995, 1996 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
Made in U.S.A.

Some copies have a hype sticker added to the front pane of the jewel box.

Promo copies exist with gold stamped inlay cards.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 9362-45838-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout: 1 45838-2 SRC**01 M1S1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
936245838-2, 9362458382 Ministry Filth Pig(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 936245838-2, 9362458382 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
9362-45838-4, WE 491 Ministry Filth Pig(Cass, Album) Warner Music Poland, Warner Music Poland 9362-45838-4, WE 491 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
45838 Ministry Filth Pig(Cass, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 45838 US 1995 Sell This Version
PROP82, 9362-45838-2 Ministry Filth Pig(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records PROP82, 9362-45838-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
9362-45838-4 Ministry Filth Pig(Cass) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45838-4 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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SethLion84

SethLion84

July 20, 2017
Filth Pig, it's all in the name. By far Ministrys least electronically infused record. This album features sludgy guitars, BIG drumming from Reiflin, mandolin and harmonica soloes, a Bob Dylan cover, a ballad, and lots of doomy guitar riffs. Fans of Burning Witch and Melvins will feel right at home with Filth Pig, but for your typical Ministry fans this record was rather alienating. It doesn't have all the drum machine thrash beats and sampler-chopped guitar riffs that industrial fans were used too. Instead we see Ministry doing their damnedest to be a live metal/rock band. Unfortunately this record was the height of tension for alot of the band members, but the outcome is purely satisfying to any fan of vitriolic heavy music. Filth Pig will forever be my favorite Ministry album. Give it a chance, if you don't like it right away try again, it just might grow on you. Dark Side and Animositomina make great followups as well, a trilogy of Ministrys finest work.
Numanoid

Numanoid

November 25, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Quite amazing how Ministry update and change their sound with every album, here they provide hard hitting industrial sludge metal. The title track is like taking Depeche Mode's I "Feel You" and soaking it in a swamp to spawn that proper filthy Southern monster sound. But they never become predictable, "Lay Lady Lay" is just a mind-boggling cover version, almost pop-like, a fitting light hearted dessert to finish off all that bottom heavy sludge with.
UseThisName

UseThisName

July 19, 2015
There is a perception that Filth Pig was different from what Ministry did. But actually it does not sound radically different from what went before, simply a whole lot less varied. Much of the sound of Filth Pig carries on from Scarecrow from the previous album. There is a tendency for those who dislike this album to focus on the 'sludge' of say The Fall (or basically tracks 5-9), rather than focus on Reload or Brick Windows; but Al Jourgensen had done sludge before - Lard's Time to Melt, a real endurance test if you don't like Filth Pig!

Filth Pig confirmed Ministry's sound as guitar driven, rather than electronic as it had been in the 80s, and that seems to be only difference.
notchfiend

notchfiend

January 31, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
Back in '96 I had just heavily dosed on Valium when I first heard this album and liked it immediately.
The song "Filth Pig" is one of my all-time favorites of ANY genre. "Lava" rocks it! An album full of sludge if there ever was one. "Dead Guy" makes me sad. "Useless" need I say more.... I'm not a Bob Dylan by any stretch of the imagination, (Fucking 'boomers. If they did what they claimed to do we wouldn't be in the mess we're in.) But that hazy night saw me listen to "Lay Lady Lay" a few times in a row. I had read about it a magazine and I wanted to see how MINISTRY did it. I just kept dropping the needle on it. Yes my first experience with the "Filth" was on vinyl! Now I don't listen to that track at all because the rest of the album is KILLER HEAVY.

I could go on but I will say this much. I think "Filth Pig" "Dark Side of the Spoon" and "Animositisomina" are VASTLY under rated. Warners wanted more of Psalm 69 and instead got the three best albums Ministry ever made. Yeah you heard me. Although "Houses..." "Rio Grande..." and "Last.." kick ass too.

I'm just a Ministry fan from LORAH onward.

Just got Relapse. Read good and bad reviews.

And just got the "Fix" film from the "Filth Pig" era. Gonna watch it as soon as I finished here.

MINISTRY...MINISTRY...MINISTRY!!!
marks

marks

January 29, 2011
edited over 2 years ago
Major labels are a for-profit concept, they occupy the repugnant territory of commerce being made out of art. It is for this reason I find Filth Pig to be such an excellent work. Warner Bros. had to promote this thing months before it came out, via the radical left turn of The Fall. When Luxa and Pan did return to the public eye, it was no longer as the darlings of LOLapalooza but as yet again, renegades under the corporate banner. There was just enough smelling of profit to get away with this, but it's no surprise the band were dropped after their next album Dark Side of the Spoon.

I cannot think of a louder or more strident 'fuck you' being delivered to a record company than Filth Pig. Trading in the hard and fast elements of previous work, Ministry spewed venom. They vomited bile onto the expectations of their new-found fair-weather mtv fans. Slowing it down tempo-wise proved to be a very prescient move on the part of Jourgenson and Barker. I hadn't thought them capable of such glorious grind.

This is when Ministry became a seriously powerful rock band. Call their brand of rock whatever you like but there are no complaints here about what they accomplished. It's a shame that this outing proved to be a one-off, the arrangements and overall complexity still reveal themselves further with each listen. 15 years later.
F.LIZZARD

F.LIZZARD

June 26, 2010
I totally agree with the other reviewers. Filth pig is maybe the best ministry album...well at least for me it is. And it is one of my all time favourite albums. Don't know why, but everyone expects from ministry fast and speed metal type releases. They fell in that trap with their last albums and that's why the good tunes are missing from them. Filth pig has killer songs like ''The fall'', ''Dead guy'', ''Lava'' and ''Filth pig''. I have a feeling that this is Al Jourgensens favourite Ministry album. If you're a Ministry fan and you don't like this album...Sorry you're not a ministry fan
playbackwards

playbackwards

October 21, 2007
edited over 4 years ago

This release, with its machine-music guitar-drone flow, has a particular effect of enveloping the listener in beautiful rhythmic waves of sound. (Yes, with a hard edge — this is Ministry!) A wonderful album.
RandomInsults

RandomInsults

March 29, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

To me this personally is the best Ministry release - even though I like most their albums. What makes Filthpig special is the heavyness and the handling of the bass I feel. This is the CD I really recommend - much more than the past releases after it!