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"All Day / (Every Day Is) Halloween"
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Single by Ministry
A-side "All Day"
B-side "(Every Day Is) Halloween"
Released 1984
Format 12" single
Genre Synthpop[1]
Label Wax Trax!
Songwriter(s) Al Jourgensen
Producer(s) Al Jourgensen
Ministry singles chronology
"Nature of Love"
(1984)
"All Day / (Every Day Is) Halloween"
(1984)
"Over the Shoulder"
(1986)
"Nature of Love"
(1984)
"All Day / (Every Day Is) Halloween"
(1984)
"Over the Shoulder"
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]

"All Day" and "(Every Day Is) Halloween" are the songs by an American rock 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.[3]:95, 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" was featured on Ministry's 1986 album Twitch.[4]

Music writer Dave Thompson described "(Every Day Is) Halloween" as having been "adopted as the anthem of America's disenfranchised Gothic community."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "All Day" 5:51
2. "Every Day (Is Halloween)" 6:35
3. "Halloween (Remix)" 10:41
4. "Nature of Outtakes" 8:10

2010 single[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Every Day Is Halloween" 6:24
2. "Every Day Is Halloween" (2010 Version) 4:29

Every Day Is Halloween: The Remixes[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Every Day Is Halloween" 6:24
2. "Every Day Is Halloween" (Nu Wave Version) 6:03
3. "Every Day Is Halloween" (Al Jourgensen Mix) 4:29
4. "Every Day Is Halloween" (Razed in Black Remix) 4:24
5. "Every Day Is Halloween" (Leather Strip Remix) 4:46
6. "Every Day Is Halloween" (Tre Lux cover version) 4:17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ladouceur 2011, p. 89: “With its bouncy synthpop rhythms and lyrics all about woe-begotten Goth life, it's up there to ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ on the short list of universal Goth anthems...”
  2. ^ Book, John. "Everyday is Halloween - Ministry". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ Blush, Steven (October 1991). "Cult of Personality". Spin Magazine. Vol. 7 no. 7. pp. 84–85. Retrieved December 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ Reed 2013, pp. 237-238.
  5. ^ Thompson, Dave. Alternative Rock. San Francisco, California: Miller Freeman Books. p. 497. ISBN 0879306076. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 

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