Ministry ‎– The Nature Of Love

Label:
Wax Trax! Records ‎– WAX 009
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
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Style:
EBM

Tracklist

A The Nature Of Love 6:52
B The Nature Of Love (Cruelty Mix) 5:57

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Notes

© ℗ 1985 Wax Trax! Inc.
Jacket made in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): WAX 009 A HUB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): WAX 009 B HUB
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A & B runouts, stamped): STERLING

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAX 009 Ministry The Nature Of Love(12", TP) Wax Trax! Records WAX 009 US 1985 Sell This Version
WAXUK 009, WAX 009 Ministry The Nature Of Love(12") Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records WAXUK 009, WAX 009 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
WAXUK 009, WAX 009 Ministry The Nature Of Love(12", W/Lbl) Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records WAXUK 009, WAX 009 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version

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DirtyDisco

DirtyDisco

August 15, 2009
"The Nature Of Love" is one of those old industrial songs that's so good it makes me sick. I've had this record for about 10 years since I was 15 and it's one of the first WaxTrax!/old school industrial songs I loved. Whenever I put it on I'm afraid to listen to the whole thing because of it's power to beat you into submission. Repetitive and it never stops, with Al's early whinier vocals, as opposed to the later more metal-influenced Ministry stuff. Totally made for the dancefloor too. The b-side is like some sort of endurance test, basically the original song chopped up and looped with tons of samples that builds and releases, a very different song but worth hearing in it's own right. It's too bad Ministry never made an album that sounded like this, something angry but not really too hard, post-"With Sympathy", but pre-"Twitch" sounding. This is also also on the '12 Inch Singles' collections, and probably the best track.
patricking

patricking

February 4, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
rhythm track is really reminiscent of "music is the key" by j.m. silk, and the beginning is identical.

weird thing is that track was also released in chicago in 1985. was jourgensen listening to house? i wonder. interesting possible connection between different movements happening in the same city.
BomberOne

BomberOne

October 4, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Superb pre-techno industrial music, sample-driven, extremely energetic and weird, with the cries of Richard 23 layered onto repetitive beats and sequences.
Still stunning, especially the B-side version.