Over The Shoulder is one incredible track (by Ministry) that was way ahead of its time. Rolling, pounding synth bassline — sequenced with 16TH-notes across the 4/4 bar/measure timescale. Industrial clinging & clanging sounds. It was this track which first exposed me to industrial music after watching the music video. I was like What the ‘F’ …and… What kind of music is that?
To me, I loved those industrial hard-edged sounds over a dance groove. I was glad to be introduced to the industrial genre not only because it was new and harder core with metal/guitar elements but also because it had electronic drum machines, synthesizers, stuttering voice/word samples, machine grinds, and overly-precessed vocals.
Therefore… Over The Shoulder gets my Stabbing Basslines stamp of approval.
Ministry – “Over The Shoulder” (12″ Version)…
Title: Over The Shoulder (12″ Version)
Label: Sire Records Company