Lard
Pure Chewing Satisfaction


4.0
excellent

Review

by Blindsided USER (64 Reviews)
May 25th, 2011 | 6 replies


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist

Review Summary: What does Jello have to do with Lard?

Al Jourgensen is a punk at heart. After recording a short EP with Ian MacKaye from Minor Threat in 1988, he decided it was time to do it again, but this time with Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys. Lard was formed with Biafra, Jourgensen, Paul Barker and then Ministry drummer Jeff Ward. Taking from the typical Ministry sound and combining it with Jello’s punk heritage, Lard provided a refreshing step back and a new perspective on Ministry’s sound for the moment.

While Pure Chewing Satisfaction is a curious name for an album, it fit well with the quirkiness of the grouping that was Ministry and Jello. With lyrics similar to the Dead Kennedy’s political themes, Lard quickly turned into a sound of its own with Jello’s vocals soaring over Ministry’s pounding, clean beats and catchy riffs. Songs like “War Pimp Renaissance” and “Peeling Back The Foreskin of Liberty” sport catchy riffs over typical repetitious Ministry beats. While the songs are politically themed, the actual feel of the song isn’t as serious as most political anarchy songs are. With lyrics like: "peeling back the foreskin of liberty/ what do we see?/ ain’t God fillin’ teeth/ it’s Jews and Hillary", it’s not difficult to see the pursuit of that theme, but it’s ultimate desertion for the fun factor. With song structure short and similar to what Jello was used to, and Ministry providing the riffs and beats, Lard was quick to become a lighter Ministry: just with a different singer.

Pure Chewing Satisfaction was Lard’s first release in 7 years after releasing The Last Temptation of Reid. While some of the songs were recorded at the same time for separate albums, Lard decided to go for a shorter, more cohesive approach with Pure Chewing Satisfaction. Prior to this album some of their songs tended to be longer and consequently disjointed. The result was an album that did a much better job combining the Al and Jello’s primary genre’s instead of making it sound like two separate bands playing together.



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Blindsided
May 25th 2011


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Idk I didn't feel like I needed to say much more?
Anyone else?

NapalmDe4th
May 25th 2011


54 Comments


Review is pretty solid. A few typos here and there and the song's lyrics should be in quotations or something. Sounds like an interesting record, I'll check it out.

Pos'd.

pizzamachine
May 25th 2011


12571 Comments


Nice review, and smile-worthy summary. : ) Pos.

omnipanzer
May 26th 2011


21581 Comments


I had completely forgotten that this had existed. nice job of excavating it.
POS sir.

Digging: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Meatplow
May 26th 2011


5524 Comments


need to hear this

Blindsided
May 26th 2011


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Appreciate it guys, this stuff is totally awesome and especially recommended if you can't take Al's vocals for some reason.



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