Ministry ‎– In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)

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The band's first live release.

A video version of this release (with different cover art and three additional tracks) also exists. An expanded version of this release was issued as "Live Necronomicon" in July 2017.

Tracklist

The Missing 3:35
Deity 3:38
So What 11:30
Burning Inside 6:23
Thieves 5:09
Stigmata 9:30

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 26266-2 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(CD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 26266-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
W2 26266 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live) (CD, Album, Club) Sire, Warner Bros. Records W2 26266 US 1990 Sell This Version
7599-26266-2 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(CD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26266-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
CD 26266 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(CD, Album) Sire CD 26266 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
9 26266-2 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(CD, Album, Lon) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 26266-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
92 62664 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(Cass, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 92 62664 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
4-26266, W4 26266 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Sire, Sire 4-26266, W4 26266 US 1990 Sell This Version
4-26266 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(Cass, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 4-26266 US 1990 Sell This Version
4-26266 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(Cass, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 4-26266 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 26266-4, 4-26266 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(Cass, MiniAlbum, AR,) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 26266-4, 4-26266 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 26266-4, 4-26266 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(Cass, MiniAlbum, SR,) Sire, Sire 9 26266-4, 4-26266 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 26266-1 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(LP) Sire 9 26266-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
670.8326, 759926266-1 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(LP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 670.8326, 759926266-1 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
7599-26266-1 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(LP, MiniAlbum) Sire 7599-26266-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
WPCP-4751 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(CD, Album) Sire Records WPCP-4751 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
3228 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up(live)(Box, Ltd, CD/ + Box, Ltd, Cd/ + VHS) Warner Music Australia 3228 1995 Sell This Version
MOVLP1837 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Sire MOVLP1837 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
7599-26266-2 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(CD, Album, RE) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26266-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26266-2 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(CD, Album, RE) Sire, WEA Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26266-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
ALR 58 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Always Records ALR 58 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
1990 Ministry In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Cass, MiniAlbum, Unofficial) Music World (2) 1990 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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mythos

mythos

August 7, 2018
referencing In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live), CD, Album, 9 26266-2
Breathe (Live from the Gulag) is an outtake from this set. It can be found on the Sire - Just Say Da CD compilation.
guitarded

guitarded

November 17, 2017
referencing In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live), CD, Album, 9 26266-2
Never seen the US Pressing. Ever.
The Brazilian Pressing is a monster. So raw. So good.
e.vondran

e.vondran

March 25, 2017
referencing In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live), LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1837

No problems with my copy of it. Sounds great and worth picking up.
matt2011

matt2011

January 20, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live), LP, 9 26266-1
I seriously have my doubts this exists as a US vinyl edition. I've been a DJ for years, and amassed massive amounts of Sire promos in the 80s and 90s, and I've never seen or heard of anyone having this release. I don't remember seeing it in stores at the time, either. The one copy that sold in the marketplace here back in '08 was more than likely the Euro version.
Crijevo

Crijevo

May 9, 2012
referencing In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live), CD, Album, 9 26266-2
First I heard "Jesus Built My Hotrod" and dismissed the group - for I didn't like the sound of it. And then, a friend lent me his cassette containing this live album. At first I was equally horrified of the contents because up to that point I just started to accept the early 90's dance-type aggressive sound with some caution (discovering selected songs by NIN, NE, TKK and Front 242, some of whose discography now remains permanently as part of my collection).

With Ministry the thing was, it reminded far more of a Slayer-ish wall of noise, therefore it was far more my elder brother's cup of tea than mine (and as a result, he immediately responded to tracks like "Thieves" and "Burning Inside"). At first I was irritated by so much over-the-top aggression and used to make fun of "Thieves" in particular, which being played at such speed, sounded like an ugly bloodthirsty parody. But slowly, it started growing up on me, there was something fascinating behind the Ministry concept - it was all guitar and drums fueled frenzy but there was also samples and drum programmes that added to the fascinating madness of one's such live album. The first song that attracted me to Ministry here, was "So What". It delivered something more familiar with selections that I religiously started listening - like, say Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole" or "Sin". Slowly, I started paying attention to the rest of the live set - and maybe I'd still had a hard time accepting it, if it wasn't for the bonus track included on this cassette, called "You Know What You Are" (mind you, it was actually a Sony C-90 copy, not the original release tape). This was when I realised the eclectic nature of Ministry at the time. I simply coudn't put two + two together, it was a mixture of disgust and fascination. To reach "You Know What You Are" as the ultimate standout, placed at the tail end of the C-90's a-side space, I simply decided to listen to the whole thing while awaiting my favourite moment of destruction (which is not even related to the live album as a whole).

In the end, thanks to Ministry, I got more tolerant of selected crossover music types that dominated early nineties' alternative scene (yes, I also became infatuated with Nirvana but Ministry actually gave me more in terms of mercilessly blending electronics with thrash/death/black/call-it-what-you-want metal sound)... Today Al Jourgensen might lack this much energy or creativity, but I don't expect much from Ministry these days - the metal-dance-electronics crossover turned into a horrible cliche and seems to have sadly taken Ministry with it as well. However, there are nice mementos and "In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up" stands as a powerful testimony of Ministry the live act (as well as their then-established, amazing studio act). To imagine that this band once upon a time toured with groups like Culture Club, and sounded just as soft in comparison, was as shocking as the overall aggressive soundscape we know them for most of their commercially astonishing 1986-1992 discography. The list of musicians involved hear pleads for breathless gasps alone. After that, I discovered their work in retrospect - most of their newer stuff I missed for some reason, so I cannot judge any of it. But one thing I am certain of is that "In Case..." is undoubtedly one of the finest live albums there'll ever be in modern rock - sizzling blood, energy and atmosphere. You couldn't see it but listening to it, you couldn't escape your wild imagination of how big and spectacular an alternative concert might get. The golden era of underground, prior to it's wild mainstream breakthru scream - and inevitable demise onwards.