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In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up

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Released  September 4, 1990
Artist  Ministry
Label  Warner Bros. Records
Length  39:47
Release date  4 September 1990
Genre  Industrial metal
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Recorded  February 22, 1990, Merrillville, Indiana at the Holiday Star Theatre
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Producers  Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker
Similar  Ministry albums, Industrial metal albums

Ministry in case you didn t feel like showing up live merrillville 1990

In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up is a live album by the industrial metal band Ministry. The album was released on September 4, 1990.


Critical reception

In 2005, In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up was ranked number 328 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.


A companion home video also exists, featuring the same tracks as the audio except it is bookended by two "bonus" songs and incorporates footage from two concerts, including the Merriville, Indiana concert and a December 1989 New Year's Eve concert in Chicago. According to Al Jourgensen's ex-wife, the band were annoyed at having to wear exactly the same clothing on both concert dates and the video was difficult to edit properly due to small differences in each.

The beginning of the concert starts with a very textured dual drum jam then segues into "Breathe". After playing Stigmata, Jello Biafra comes on stage and reads his own rendition of The Pledge of Allegiance. After that, the band returns for an encore of "The Land of Rape and Honey." Biafra remains on stage giving an almost dadaist performance art routine, largely alternating between sucking his thumb and giving a Nazi salute.


  • Alain Jourgensen – vocals, guitar (1, 2, 4, 5), keyboards (3), production, art direction
  • Paul Barker – bass, keyboards ("The Land of Rape and Honey"), production
  • Bill Rieflin – drums
  • Chris Connelly – keyboards, vocals (3)
  • Mike Scaccia – guitar
  • Martin Atkins – drums
  • Terry Roberts – guitar
  • Nivek Ogre – keyboards (3), guitar, vocals (5 and "The Land of Rape and Honey")
  • William Tucker – guitar
  • Joe Kelly – background vocals (5)
  • Jello Biafra – flag pledge (Video only)
  • Additional personnel

  • Jeff "Critter" Newell – engineer
  • "Friskie" – assistant engineer
  • "Linus" – assistant engineer
  • "Ex-Con" – assistant engineer
  • Kim Assaley – artwork
  • Tom Recchion – design
  • Dirk Walter – design
  • Songs

    1The Missing3:36
    3So What11:29


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