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Al Jourgensen / Ministry - Trax! Box

Record Store Day 2015 Box Set Release > Details and Track Listing

by Graham Needham (© 2nd April 2015)

Released on 18th April 2015 for Record Store Day 2015.
Now available to buy digitally:


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Unboxing Pictures
Unboxing Video
Track Listing
Interview With Mike Lopez (box set designer)

Unboxing Pictures

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NOTE: Some copies of disc one are defective. Defective CDs have a matrix number of "CLP6660D1" whereas corrected discs have "CLP6660D1RE1" - if you have a defective disc contact Cleopatra Records.
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Unboxing Video

Track Listing

  • CD 1 = Ministry - The Original Recordings
    1. I'm Falling (1981) – Wax Trax 12" 110072X
    2. Cold Life (1981) – Wax Trax 12" 110072X
    3. Primental (1981) – Wax Trax 12" 110072X
    4. All Day (1985) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 007
    5. Everyday Is Halloween (1985) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 007
    6. The Nature Of Love (1985) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 007
    7. Overkill (1981) previously unreleased
    8. Same Old Madness (1982) previously unreleased
    9. I'll Do Anything For You (1984) previously unreleased
    10. He's Angry (1984) previously unreleased
    11. Move (original mix 1984) previously unreleased
    12. I See Red (1985) previously unreleased
    13. Where Are You At Now? (1985) previously unreleased
    14. Nature of Outtakes (1985) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 020
  • CD 2 = Ministry - Remixes And Demos
    1. Halloween Remix (1985) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 020
    2. Nature Of Love (Cruelty Mix) (1985) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 009
    3. All Day Remix (1985) - Wax Trax CD WAXCD 035
    4. Cold Life Dub (1981) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 003
    5. I'm Falling (alt mix 1981) previously unreleased
    6. Work For Love (demo 1982) previously unreleased
    7. I Wanted To Tell Her (demo 1982) previously unreleased
    8. Same Old Madness (demo 1982) previously unreleased
    9. She's Got A Cause (demo 1982) previously unreleased
    10. Revenge (Piano Intro) (demo 1982) previously unreleased
    11. The Game Is Over (demo 1983) previously unreleased
    12. Let's Be Happy (demo 1983) previously unreleased
    13. Same Old Scene (demo 1983) previously unreleased
    14. Wait (demo 1983) previously unreleased
  • CD 3 = Revolting Cocks – Big Sexy Land (1986) - Wax Trax LP WAX 017
    1. 38
    2. We Shall Cleanse The World
    3. Attack Ships On Fire
    4. Big Sexy Land
    5. Union Carbide (West Virginia)
    6. T.V. Mind
    7. No Devotion
    8. Union Carbide (Bhopal)
    9. bonus track: You Often Forget (Malignant) (1986) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 022
    10. bonus track: Attack Ships… (1985) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 011
    11. bonus track: No Devotion (1985) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 011
    12. bonus track: TV Mind Remix (1986) previously unreleased
    13. bonus track: …On Fire (1985) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 011
    14. bonus track: You Often Forget (Benign) (1986) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 022
  • CD 4 = Revolting Cocks – Live! You Goddamned Son of a Bitch (1988) - Wax Trax LP WAX 037
    1. You Goddamned Son of a Bitch
    2. Cattle Grind
    3. We Shall Cleanse the World
    4. 38
    5. In The Neck
    6. You Often Forget
    7. T.V. Mind
    8. Union Carbide
    9. Attack Ships On Fire
    10. No Devotion
    11. bonus track: Stainless Steel Providers (1991) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 9149
  • CD 5 = Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers & Queers (1990) - Wax Trax LP WAX 7063
    1. Beers, Steers & Queers
    2. (Let's Get) Physical
    3. In the Neck
    4. Get Down
    5. Stainless Steel Providers
    6. Can't Sit Still
    7. Something Wonderful
    8. Razor's Edge
    9. bonus track: Cattle Grind (Studio Mix 1990) previously unreleased
    10. bonus track: At the Top (1988) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 042
    11. bonus track: Beers, Steers & Queers (Drop Yer Britches Mix) (1991) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 9149
    12. bonus track: Beers, Steers & Queers (Take Em Right Off Mix) (1991) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 9149
    13. bonus track: (Let's Talk) Physical (1989) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 9086
    14. bonus track: Public Image (Live in Glasgow) (1991) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 9149
  • CD 6 = Pailhead, 1000 Homo DJs, PTP and Acid Horse
    1. Pailhead: I Will Refuse (1987) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 031
    2. Pailhead: No Bunny (1987) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 031
    3. Pailhead: Don't Stand In Line (1988) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 047
    4. Pailhead: Ballad (1988) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 047
    5. Pailhead: Man Should Surrender (1988) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 047
    6. Pailhead: Anthem (1988) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 047
    7. 1000 Homo DJs: Apathy (1988) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 032
    8. 1000 Homo DJs: Better Ways (1988) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 032
    9. 1000 Homo DJs: Supernaut (1990) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 9133
    10. 1000 Homo DJs: Hey Asshole (1990) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 9133
    11. PTP: Rubber Glove Seduction (1989) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 9073
    12. PTP: My Favorite Things (1989) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 9073
    13. PTP: Show Me Your Spine (1989) previously unreleased
    14. Acid Horse: No Name No Slogan (Luxa Pan Mix) (1989) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 081
    15. Acid Horse: Acid Horse: No Name No Slogan (Cabaret Voltaire Mix) (1989) - Wax Trax 12" WAX 081
  • CD 7 = Rarities
    1. Ministry: Same Old Madness (Video Version) (1982) previously unreleased
    2. Ministry: Never Asked For Nothing (live Detroit 7.10.82) previously unreleased
    3. Ministry: Love Change (live Detroit 7.10.82) previously unreleased
    4. Ministry: What Is The Reason (live Detroit 7.10.82) previously unreleased
    5. Ministry: America (live Detroit 7.10.82) previously unreleased
    6. Revolting Cocks: (Let's Get) Physical (banned original mix) (1989) previously unreleased
    7. Revolting Cocks: We Shall Cleanse The World (Razormaid Mix) (1986) - Razormaid Records LP RM-!10
    8. Revolting Cocks: Fish In Cold Water (1985) previously unreleased
    9. Ministry: Self Annoyed (1987) previously unreleased
    10. Pailhead: Don't Stand In Line (Remix 1989) - Sounds Blasts! EP2
    11. 1000 Homo DJs: Supernaut (Trent vocal) (1990) – TVT Records CD TVT 7212-2
    12. 1000 Homo DJs: Supernaut (Dub Mix) (1990) - previously unreleased
    13. Revolting Cocks: Get Down (Extended Mix / CD version) (1990)
  • Bonus LP: Ministry - Live In Chicago 1982
    1. Same Old Madness
    2. Revenge
    3. Effegy
    4. Primental
    5. I'm Falling
    6. Overkill

Interview With Mike Lopez (box set designer)

Q. Tell us about yourself and how you got into design. My name is Mike Lopez, I'm from San Diego, CA and currently based out Los Angeles. I work as a freelance graphic designer.

I initially got involved as a designer in high school. My brother and I played in bands, but there was a constant need for flyers to promote local shows. eventually, some of those bands needed merchandise and album covers.

I was (and still am) particularly inspired by some of my older classmates ran an amazing design firm out of high school called Halo Industries (later renamed Bye-Bye design). They produced amazing work, still blows me away. Discovering their work led me to discovering their influences like Jacob Bannon, any of the art coming from labels like ThreeOneG and Gravity Records.

I also started paying attention to who designed my records after that. Some of my favorites are Jay Shaw, Invisible Creature, OhioGirl, Stealworks and Morning Breath Inc.

I started designing for publications with my Rachel Dukes small publishing company. We produced comics, t-shirts and produced merchandise for almost a decade. After that, I joined Boom Studios as a production designer for a year before I received a freelance offer I couldn't pass up.
Q. What else have you designed? Any highlights especially anything relating to electronic music? What are you most proud of? Some of the work I've done for Cleopatra Records has been really fun. I really appreciate all the opportunities Matt Green had given me the past year.

He recommended me to Tommy Victor of Prong for a packaging job "Songs from the Black Hole" a cover album with an intense gritty New York theme. Did a gatefold vinyl package for that, in addition to the CD. I love how that turned out. That's probably my favorite at the moment.

I haven't done too much stuff for electronic music, but I am deeply inspired by a lot of the design work out of the genre. I see the visual connection in a lot of 90's indie rock like The Promise Ring, Texas is the Reason, and American Football. A lot of those cover designs look like they could be electronic album covers.

However, our merchandise company made buttons for Dieselboy's Human Imprint label, and also for nM5D for a few years. I loved the aesthetic those labels have.

We also did buttons for VampireFreaks and Saddle Creek Records, who have some great electronic influenced artists like the Faint and Icky Blossoms.
Q. How did the Ministry Trax! Box project come about? Cleopatra Records had posted about a design position on craigslist around July of last year. I sent in my portfolio, and continued on doing freelance design. I heard from Matt in August, and he informed about the details of a project for Ministry and asked if I was interested.

First thing I worked on with Cleopatra, out of the gate, was the Trax Box. I jumped at the chance. I was initially only hired to complete the 64 page book layout within two weeks. They dug the result so much, they asked me to finish up the rest of the packaging.
Q. Were you involved with/speak to Al Jourgensen at all? (If so) do you know what he thinks of the box? Not at all, and I didn't talk to him during the Lethal Amounts photo exhibition either. He seems intimidating, haha. And he was wearing his "Will sign With Sympathy for $1000", which confirms my assumption that he despises anything from that era. But I'm sure he's ambivalent about it. Q. Are you a fan of Ministry/Al's work? And if so, what are your particular favourites? I'm definitely a fan, but wouldn't consider myself the hugest fan. I grew up on a lot of pop punk and hardcore, which has a strong all-ages community in San Diego. I discovered Ministry while working at record stores there, and appreciated a lot of the late 80's-90's output.

I actually hadn't heard any of the output before Land Of Rape And Honey, so that all blew my mind when I started hearing it. The original singles disc of the box is probably my favorite right now, just because it's new to me. And so different from what I'd previously heard from them. "Every Day is Halloween" (WAX 007) is my absolute favorite. So damn catchy, that should have been a national hit.
Q. Was there input from any other people e.g. Al, Cleopatra, Wax Trax people or were you given total control? I was given a lot of control over the design. Especially with the timeline they were shooting for, they trusted me with a lot. They sent me a lot of photo scans, the essay, a page count and let me go to work.

But I had done some re-issues before showcased in my portfolio, and as a vinyl collector for the past 15 years, I have a good intuition about what fans can appreciate in a collection like that. I try to design something I'd like to own.

So I ran with it, and pursued whatever whim I had. I was influenced a ton by Brian Shanley's artwork and photos. I did my best to reference the art in a chronological order when I could.

It was a really perfect project for me to dive into. I locked myself in my apartment for a few weeks, and built it out on my MacBook.
Q. Did the idea for the patent-leather box with foil-stamping come from you or was that Cleopatra/someone else? Cleopatra had that idea before I came in, but I thought that was a great idea. The fact they wanted to invest so much into packaging gave me an idea of the level the interior book needed to be, haha. Q. Was the overall cost of the packaging ever an issue/did a budget for the packaging ever cause issues? I know they had difficulty finding the correct manufacturer for it, but I was never involved with figuring out the production budget. I was a hired gun, simply put. Q. Are you pleased with the end result? Definitely, It's great to see it all together and I hope people enjoy it! It's a great feeling working on something in a digital program like InDesign, then seeing physical proofs and the final tangible product.

I think the only thing I'd change is not adding the catalog numbers with each tracklisting. Cleopatra requested it, and I absolutely see a reason for it. But it would've been easier to layout, haha.
Q. Any other anecdotes or anything else you'd like to say about the Ministry Trax! Box project? After designing the box, Matt has hired me for some freelance layout projects for Cleopatra. I think there were 3 record layouts that were released prior to the Trax Box coming out, despite being the first thing I did for them. They needed a lot of lead time for all of the different production elements, and the whole team at Cleopatra put a ton of work into that release. Q. Tell us a little bit about Overdue Collection, the Non-Profit Record label specialising in special edition vinyl releases you founded? Any electronic music related releases already out/coming out? Thanks for asking! With each record we release, the artist chooses a charity and 100% of the profits go to said charity. We've only had 3 releases so far, all from Gatsbys American Dream, a post-hardcore band from Seattle. Their first two albums had been out of print for years, and I'd seen them a lot in high school. I loved their music and I wanted it out on vinyl myself. So I figured out a way to make that happen, haha. We donated $5600 to Water.org last year, whom all of Gatsbys releases have benefitted. The band and the label were listed in the donors section of their 2014 Annual Report. (pg 15)

I'm working on new 7" hopefully to release in the fall, with some more post-hardcore artists. But everything moves pretty slowly, since it's a part-time / expensive endeavor. I work on it a little bit everyday between freelance projects.
Q. Any other new, interesting projects on the horizon that you can tell us about? Not just yet, but usually post about projects on instagram, tumblr or twitter (links below). I usually post new projects there when I can. I update my portfolio every year or so, I should do it more often. Q. What's your favourite packaging design by someone else? Oh man, there's so much to choose from. I'd probably say Give Up The Ghost's "We're Down Til We're Underground". That was designed by Jacob Bannon, and I remember thinking how strong of a cover that was. If you could work with anyone (alive or dead) who would it be? I'd probably want to work with Storm Thorgerson. Even just as his assistant. His work was so damn iconic but experimental. Looking over his work and how it evolved over the decades, it's really inspiring. Q. Is there a project that doesn't currently exist that you would love to work on (even if it's not music related)? I'd probably like to work in the art department of a TV show or movie someday. That'd be pretty killer. Or further work with reissue layouts. I'd love to do something crazy with an expansive outlook. I love the stuff Light in the Attic, and Death Waltz are doing right now.
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