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(1988 – present)

Lard is a hardcore punk/Industrial band founded in 1988 as a side project by Jello Biafra (vocals), Al Jourgensen (guitar), Paul Barker (bass), and Jeff Ward (drums). Biafra is perhaps best known as the former frontman of the punk rock band Dead Kennedys. Jourgensen is the founder and only continuous member of industrial metal band Ministry, of which Barker was an official member between 1988 and 2004, and Ward was also once a touring member. Over the years, several other members of Ministry played with Lard, namely Bill Rieflin, Mike Scaccia, Louis Svitek and Rey Washam.

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Like most of Biafra’s work, Lard’s songs are angrily political (the War on Drugs is a particularly common theme) but often have a tinge of humour.

As of 2007, Lard have not officially toured and have only performed live a handful of times, mostly around the San Francisco area (where Jello lives and operates his Alternative Tentacles record label). The band played during Ministry’s 1988 tour and throughout their 1989-1990 dates (Jello was a touring member), once in Chicago after wrapping the recording of The Last Temptation Of Reid, once at the conclusion of a Ministry concert in Los Angeles (March 24, 2003), and at the San Francisco (September 26, 2004) and Seattle (September 29, 2004) dates of Ministry’s Evil Doer tour. Because its key members are active with other projects, it is unlikely that the band will tour.

Barker left Ministry in 2004 and has now started a new band called U.S.S.A.

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  • Hari_Maia

    ARE YOU A MAN OR ARE YOU A MOUSE [2]

    25 May 11:19pm Reply
  • KrummyKrow

    how the hell do you listen to lard and not instantly realise it's jello and ministry dude [4]

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Hari_Maia

    Nice!

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    |i wanna be a drug sniffing dog| AWESOME o┤*´Д`*├oo┤*´Д`*├oo┤*´Д`*├oo┤*´Д`*├o

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • PowerSnail

    Mein Pabba hat immer gesagt: Ich bin schon ganz hart ich hör Lard!

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Elicoor13

    Ah Lard, Ministry + Jello. How could this not be anything but straight up brilliance?

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DaddyPobbin

    Recent discovery for myself, i'm well enamoured now.

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • disasterhead

    how the hell do you listen to lard and not instantly realise it's jello and ministry dude [3]

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • BurningRemnant

    how the hell do you listen to lard and not instantly realise it's jello and ministry dude [2]

    20 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Nagsworth

    how the hell do you listen to lard and not instantly realise it's jello and ministry dude

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • starbearer-

    They're coming to take me AWAY HA HA!!!!!! god damn it where are my pliers. Wilma!!! sorry!!! wrong house!!!

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • SchWarG

    ARE YOU A MAN OR ARE YOU A MOUSE

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • coveredinspit

    Lard contains Baifra and Jourgensen?! How have I been digging on this band without knowing that?... Huh.

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • oliverjoh

    what we need is LARD

    16 Jul 2011 Reply
  • dupencje

    THE POWER OF LARD is more like it :3

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
  • PostPunk-Mag

    The Power of Lard !!!

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • riquefc

    genius!

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • dos_bocas

    cara de piña

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Cryptic_Fiend

    Ministry at their best because of Jello.

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • VM93

    They're a fucking great band!!!!

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
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