MINISTRY DOCUMENTARY LOOKS MORE FUN THAN ACTUAL MINISTRY
The thing about Ministry is, sure, they were innovative, and sure, their live show has a lot of cool lights and effects and shit, but I think their music gets real boring real fast. It falls under the category of “too much of the same too quickly.” To give a recent example: Remember that single “Lies, Lies, Lies” from 2006’s Rio Grande Blood? Catchy fucking song, but I was shocked to learn that it’s just barely over five minutes long — ’cause it’s just the same thing, over and over and over again, and consequently feels like it’s an hour. And their whole catalog is basically like that. I remember when Al Jourgensen insulted Trent Reznor as just some Ministrwannabe back in the day, thinking, “Well, if you ever write a song as good as ‘Head Like a Hole’ or ‘Hurt,’ you might sell that many records, too.”
That being said, you do have to give Jourgensen and company their spot in history… and director Douglas Freel’s new documentary about the band, Fix: The Ministry Movie, does look like a lot of fun. Besides covering the project’s entire history, it features interviews with Reznor (!) and Maynard James Keenan, who, in the trailer below, is, I think, but I’m not positive, is making a reference to the abandoned Tapeworm project he had with Reznor.
ANYWAY, here’s the trailer. The movie is gonna be doing four screenings (at least so far) this month and next month across the U.S.; get the screening schedule after the jump.
Fix Screening Schedule
09/23 – 29@ The Clinton St. Theater, Portland, OR
09/28 @ The Regent Theatre, Boston, MA
10/03 @ The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
10/19 @ CMJ – Chelsea Theater, New York, NY @ 9:30p
[via The Gauntlet… brought to my attention by MS’ own Corey Mitchell]