80's Electro-pop
Old 17th February 2011
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80's Electro-pop

I was recently re-listening to Ministry's With Sympathy album after a long while, and realized how much I loved/missed it. Seems like the album is overlooked by many and made me wonder how many of the more obscure/slightly obscure great early 80's electro-pop records flew under my radar. Anyone have any they'd like to recommend.

p.s. I read an interview a while back listing some of the gear used on that album, if I remember correctly they used a Pro-One, a Moog Source and a couple Junos.
Old 18th February 2011
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I was recently re-listening to Ministry's With Sympathy album after a long while, and realized how much I loved/missed it. Seems like the album is overlooked by many and made me wonder how many of the more obscure/slightly obscure great early 80's electro-pop records flew under my radar. Anyone have any they'd like to recommend.

p.s. I read an interview a while back listing some of the gear used on that album, if I remember correctly they used a Pro-One, a Moog Source and a couple Junos.
Our Daughters Wedding (ODW) from NYC was sort of neat and fairly obscure. I think I actually saw them open for someone but I cannot remember and no drugs.
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I was recently re-listening to Ministry's With Sympathy album after a long while, and realized how much I loved/missed it.
I know a lot of people disagree with me on this, but that to me is Ministry's greatest album by a long stretch.
Old 18th February 2011
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Oh heeeeeyyyyyyyll yeah. That album is freakin good.

A recent favorite of mine has been Chris and Cosi.

Also, I've been listening to When in Rome and Living in a Box lately, which were both produced by my old boss at Smithsonian.
Old 18th February 2011
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HI that is definitely ministry's best record... the synth programming is so awesome on that album and the songs are brilliant... cya analog-jeff
Old 18th February 2011
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Listen to Severed Heads "Come Visit The Big Bigot" and "Rotund For Success"; Cabaret Voltaire's "The Crackdown", "The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord" and "Microphonies"... Mind blowing albums (to me at least).

I'll contradict Derp here a little , 'cause my favorite Ministry Albums are "Land Of Rape And Honey" and "Psalm 69" (I love their psycho-cyber-robo-speed-thrash-hardcore punk-industrial sound they developed after their electronic beginnings... F@$#ing "Flashback is such an awesome track).
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I agree it's a fantastic album (With Sympathy). I do love me some Twitch and Land of Rape and Honey though. Maybe Al will do a few synth-pop albums for us now that he did the guitar-stuff to death (and then some). Sort of like Smith of the Cure, why almost completely abandon all the synths/synth programming in later songwriting ? the latest Cure album was ghastly. I like Japanese Whispers !!! Expand your sound-palette again guys !!! Many of us are waiting dfegad
Old 18th February 2011
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Hadn't listened to my old ministry albums in a while, just did

For me its Twitch and Land of Rape & Honey, both those albums blew me away at the time and heavily influenced me. Such a talented writer and producer. I loved a lot his side projects in the 80's too, RevCo and especially Pailhead, shame about all the speed metal afterwards...


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Cabaret Voltaire's "The Crackdown", "The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord" and "Microphonies"... Mind blowing albums (to me at least).

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Cabaret Voltaire's "Code" was a huge influence on me, I place that album very high on my all time electronic albums list.. Many great albums in that 86-89 era.. 242's "Front By Front", Nitzer Ebb's "Belief", Ministry's "Twitch" and "Land of Rape & Honey", Kraftwerk's "Electric Cafe", DM's "Black Celebration" and "Music for the Masses"..
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Cabaret Voltaire's "Code" was a huge influence on me, I place that album very high on my all time electronic albums list.. Many great albums in that 86-89 era.. 242's "Front By Front", Nitzer Ebb's "Belief", Ministry's "Twitch" and "Land of Rape & Honey", Kraftwerk's "Electric Cafe", DM's "Black Celebration" and "Music for the Masses"..
Ah, and how could I forget Code, Very pop, but also very dark; definitely one of their best.
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I was recently re-listening to Ministry's With Sympathy album after a long while, and realized how much I loved/missed it. Seems like the album is overlooked by many and made me wonder how many of the more obscure/slightly obscure great early 80's electro-pop records flew under my radar. Anyone have any they'd like to recommend.

p.s. I read an interview a while back listing some of the gear used on that album, if I remember correctly they used a Pro-One, a Moog Source and a couple Junos.
Just recently rediscovered this album and have to say it's one of the best from the 80s. Great mix of synths, guitars, and even some electric bass. Funky as hell at times. Can anyone confirm the synths used per above? I seem to hear SH-2 on some bass sounds like Effigy, some VP-330 strings/vox and Junos. I am almost thinking there's a JP-8 as well due to very Hungry Like Wold-sounding random arp on Say Your Sorry.
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