A music blog filled with new discoveries, edits, mash-ups and general musical inspirations by DJ Glamjack, an artist and enthusiast of dance, disco, house and left field music based in Brooklyn, NY.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Work For Love
Here is an amazing song that I probably haven't hear since the '80s, "Work For Love" by legendary band Ministry. Al Jourgensen began Ministry in Chicago, Illinois in 1981. The original line-up consisted mainly of Jourgensen on vocals and guitar, Stephen George on drums , Robert Roberts and John Davis on keyboards. The band's image would begin to focus more on Jourgensen and Stephen George. Their original sound was essentially New Wave synthpop that was more melodic and stylized than the aggressive music for which they would become known for later. Minstry released four 12" singles on Wax Trax! Records from 1981 to 1984 (anthologized on Twelve Inch Singles that featured the dance/Goth favorite "Everyday is Halloween". Their fist LP, With Sympathy, was issued on AristaRecords in 1983. According to my friend Wiki, Jourgensen always felt pressured into making the album in the "synthpop" style by Arista management and he is ashamed to be associated with this project. With Sympathy was released as Work For Love under BMG in Europe with the same cover. The cover featured here was from the 12" single release of "Work For Love" with an amazing Dub version and Extended one. This brought me back to the days of Xanthus in Baton Rouge and Chaps in New Orleans. Enjoy and remember..."you got to work for love".