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Fix: The Ministry Movie (DVD + Fix This!!! CD by Paul Barker)
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Paul Barker’s “Fix This!!” CD Audio Tracks:
- Track 1: Victory - Paul Barker And Taylor Momsen
- Track 2: reSpite - Paul Barker And Nivek Ogre
- Track 3: Heroine's Habit - Paul Barker
- Track 4: Evangelical Sound Barrier - Paul Barker And Chris Connelly
- Track 5: I Stumble Through The Fever Dream - Paul Barker And Alexis S.F. Marshall
- Track 6: Heavy Water - Paul Barker And Chris Connelly
- Track 7: Rows Upon Rows - USSA
- Track 8: All The Pretty Swindles - Paul Barker (Puscifer Mix)
- Track 9: Self-Inflicted Blight - Deadly Apples (Paul Barker Remix)
- Track 10: Psampled 69 Blight - Voltergeist (Paul Barker Remix)
- Track 11: Brudlefly - Jeffrey Kinart
Top Customer Reviews
This is more of a time capsule "here's where Ministry was in 1997" with some reflective interviews of friends and associates thrown in. It's NOT a documentary about Ministry. It doesn't cover the beginning, Wax Trax, the end of the WB years, the start of Al's own label, the departure of Paul Barker, the resurrection of Ministry as a powerful creative force after Al got sober ... none of the redemption that happened AFTER the truly awful behavior shown in Fix is included, so rather than being a story arc of a downward spiral and subsequent rebirth, it's just a cautionary tale of "don't let this happen to you" at the point where things really seemed to be getting out of hand with Mr. Jourgensen.
It really is more about Al and his personal demons around 1997 than anything else. If you want to see that, then this is for you. If you were looking for a comprehensive retrospective, documentary, etc, then this isn't it. And someone really needs to make one of the latter.
I bought this directly from 13th Planet to support Al, his label, his music, etc. I can't really say it's a great documentary, but it's certainly an interesting glimpse at the mind and machinations of a true musical iconoclast at a seemingly dark period in his life.Read more ›
Al is an addict, ok. Al is a character that knows only one speed, about 1000 miles per hour. Ok. But beneath all the stereotypical rock star posturing is one of the funniest, rant-obsessed SOBs out there. He is pissed off, he is intelligent, he is troubled and he's real. I don't see his addiction as much more than a symptom of whatever pain got him on the needle in the first place. Getting past that, and focusing less on the many scenes of him cooking the spoon, I found a highly entertaining force of a personality. He's got a ton to say and the intelligence to say it.
One of the interesting parts of the film is when Al talks about Air Force pilots that were using Ministry to get the adrenalin going before dropping bombs on Iraq in the first Gulf War. On the one hand, he's flattered and on the other, seriously disturbed. The fact he could stay with this inner conflict, as well as articulate the feelings, was impressive. Like any powerful music, it can be used as a catalyst to liberate or destroy. And more often than not, when powerful music hits the mainstream, it's going to be misunderstood and misused.
Like David Bowie, Jack Grisham of TSOL, or Henry Rollins, Al is a larger than life figure. His output is music but he's the type of personality that is bigger than his craft.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think this video is awesome! would recommend to any ministry fan! I do not want to write any more wordsPublished 20 months ago by c ryan kirkham
Title sums it up. I've been a huge fan of Ministry's music for almost 30 years. That being said, no fan is obligated to be enamored with the band members themselves or their... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Christopher B. Gray