Ministry ‎– Twitch

Sire ‎– 9 25309-2, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 25309-2
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Just Like You
Engineer – Gareth Jones
2 We Believe 5:56
3 All Day Remix
Bass – Brad HallenPercussion – Stephen GeorgeVocals – Patty J.*
4 The Angel
Programmed By, Percussion – Keith LeBlancVocals – Patty J.*
5 Over The Shoulder 5:13
6 My Possession 5:05
7a Where You At Now?
Vocals – Luc Van Acker
7b Crash And Burn
7c Twitch (Version II)
8 Over The Shoulder (12" Version) 6:46
9 Isle Of Man (Version II) 4:30

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All songs recorded + mixed at Southern Studios/London except Just Like You was mixed at Hansa Ton Studios/Berlin.

Published by Ministry Affairs BMI.

© 1986 Sire Records Company for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the rest of the world outside of the U.S.
℗ 1985, 1986 Sire Records Company
Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7599-25309-2 7
  • Barcode (String): 075992530927
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 1 25309-2 RE-1 SRC+2 M2S4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 1 25309-2 RE-1 SRC-04 M3S6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 1 25309-2 RE-1 SRC-04 M3S10
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 1 25309-2 RE-1 SRC#05 M1S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 1 25309-2 RE-1 SRC#05. M1S5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): 1 25309-2 RE-1 SRC#05 M3S5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): 1 25309-2 RE-1 SRC+02 M2S6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): 1 25309-2 RE-1 SRC#05. M1S4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9): 1 25309-2 RE-1 SRC-04 M3S9
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-25309, 9 25309-1 Ministry Twitch(LP, Album, SRC) Sire, Sire 1-25309, 9 25309-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
92 53094 Ministry Twitch(Cass, Album) Sire 92 53094 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7599-25309-2 Ministry Twitch(CD, Album, RP) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 7599-25309-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
92 53091 Ministry Twitch(LP, Album) Sire 92 53091 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7599-25309-2 Ministry Twitch(CD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 7599-25309-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version


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April 23, 2013
edited over 2 years ago

My favorite ministry cd.

If you like front 242 style then this is an essential cd for you,
the music is totally electronic- pure EBM , Electro Industrial.
The track Where You at Now? / Crash and Burn / Twitch is an attack of massive electro - industrial sounds and sound effects ,the frequencies of the sounds created to break the bones, the feeling is that a thousand bombs falling on you .
A spectacular Electro Industrial track.

Best tracks:Just Like You.We Believe.Over the Shoulder.The Angel. Where You at Now? / Crash and Burn / Twitch. Isle Of Man ( a bonus track on the cd , Not appears on the LP.

It's a shame ministry do not have many more albums in this style like Twitch , if you like the album style I recommend on Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984), Early Trax CD 2004 and The Land of Rape and Honey album 1988 , the music on Land of Rape and Honey is a combination of the style on Twitch together with Rock industrial ( Amazing album)


November 18, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Perhaps the perfect example of late '80s industrial dance, Ministry's TWITCH combines dance beats with more menacing and grinding sounds than their earlier synth-pop leanings, not to mention the dystopian, anti-establishment lyrics. "Just Like You," for example, blends a classic cymbal progression with metal clangs and Jourgensen's haranguing vocals, while "We Believe" takes a dim view of the militaristic-governmental complex, with claustrophobic electronics to reflect his vocals. But far from being completely dark, there's also the oddly ethereal "The Angel," which would be the last pretty Ministry song ever. The influence of Adrian Sherwood is clearly evident on this album, especially on the funky-dubby "My Possession." But the centerpiece of the album, the dance-noise-thrash hybrid of "Where You At Now/Crash and Burn/Twitch (Version II)" clearly shows Jourgensen's growing interest in noise and aggression, something that would mark their later work. The final track, "Isle of Man," is an environmentally-friendly work, one that would wave goodbye to a kinder, gentler Ministry forever.