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“Every Day is Halloween” By Ministry Band, Album: Twitch 1986
The Man Who Celebrates Halloween Every Day
“All Day” and “(Every Day Is) Halloween” are songs by American band Ministry, both written and produced by Al Jourgensen. These were originally released by Wax Trax! Records in 1984 as Ministry’s “comeback” single following their departure from Arista Records, 78 with “All Day” on the A-side and “(Every Day Is) Halloween” on the B-side, respectively. In 1987, these were included on Ministry’s compilation Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984). The remixed version of “All Day”, titled “All Day Remix”, was featured on Ministry’s 1986 album Twitch. “(Every Day Is) Halloween” has been featured in the 1998 Rhino Records compilation Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Halloween.
Ministry first made noise as a synthpop band, then evolved into an innovative industrial act, and soon after became a punishing industrial metal group. Along the way Jourgensen had numerous side-projects and a huge club hit with “(Every Day Is) Halloween.” His journey is chronicled in his autobiography Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen(Da Capo Press)
As told to writer Jon Wiederhorn, the book is a warts-and-all tale of music, excess, and addiction with a rogue’s gallery of bold names (Courtney Love, Madonna) that is hilarious and tantalizing.