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Lard is one of the sometime-side tasks helmed with the Ministry duo of Al Jourgensen (electric guitar) and Paul Barker (bass) — in cases like this, notably fronted by legendary Deceased Kennedys vocalist Jello Biafra, along with, initially, drummer Jeff Ward. Founded in 1988, Lard was initially taken to the public’s interest via the next year’s THE ENERGY of Lard EP, and much more therefore by 1990’s inaugural full-length THE FINAL Enticement of Reid. Both presented a unique mixture of commercial and punk, matched up with Biafra’s typically politics lyrics; however the band’s currently sporadic touring and saving schedule (this is, in the end, a side task) was curtailed even more following the shocking suicide of drummer Ward in 1993. Lard wasn’t noticed from once again until 1997’s critically acclaimed Pure Chewing Fulfillment LP, and once again in 2000, via the ’70s Rock and roll Need to Die EP — both documented with Ministry mainstay Expenses Rieflin on drums. Jourgensen offers since mentioned that Lard still offers one final recording in them, but simply when this will become documented, and whether Barker will be engaged pursuing his 2004 leave from Ministry, continues to be to be observed.

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