You may recall reading on these pages (or other music news sites, if you’re into that) how industrial-metal music icon Al Jourgensen formally retired his legendary outfit Ministry after their celebrated “C U LaTouR” last year, and has turned his attention to the operation of his own company, 13th Planet Records. Fans knew that was coming for a while, but still held out hope that that final world tour would at least be recorded in some form or another for those who weren’t lucky enough to catch it in person. Thankfully Uncle Al has delivered the answer to their prayers with the upcoming release Adios… Puta Madres.
The 13-track CD documents key live performances from the band’s 75-city international tour – which began on March 25th, 2008 in Spokane, Washington and ended with a two-night appearance in Dublin, Ireland on July 18th. The recordings were taken from shows in Serbia, Warsaw, Los Angeles, Chicago, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and many more. Jourgensen himself oversaw the final mix last fall at 13th Planet Studios. "We had a blast on the final tour,” he reports, “and this CD really captures the heart of Ministry live.”
There’s also a visual tour document in the works: Jourgensen is working on a companion “rockumetary" dubbed Fuchi Requiem, which he hopes to release later this year.