Acid Horse

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Acid Horse was a one-off collaborative side project between two Industrial music pioneers, Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire. Only one single, "No Name, No Slogan", was released in 1989 on Wax Trax! records. The band name is a combination of the slang terms for LSD (acid) and heroin (horse), as well as a play on the title of the then-popular acid house movement.

Musically, Acid Horse resembles fellow Ministry side project PTP, in that it blends an upbeat dance-like electronic rhythm with catchy guitar-work. The lyrics come off in a serious, yet slightly comical tone - a trademark of many Ministry side projects.

Members Name Check

As with many other Ministry side projects, such as PTP and the Revolting Cocks, the band member's identities are masked by pseudonyms.

The members are as follows:

Alien Dog Star

Al Jourgensen (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Skinny Puppy, Lard, Prong, 1000 Homo DJs, PTP, Lead Into Gold, Pailhead).

Gallopin' Scorpiosaddlebutt

Chris Connelly (Fini Tribe, Revolting Cocks, Ministry, Murder, Inc., Pigface).


Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire, Ku-Ling Bros., Sassi & Loco, Hey Rube!, Wrangler).

Tennessee King

Paul Barker (The Blackouts, Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Lard, 1000 Homo DJs, PTP, Lead Into Gold, Pink Anvil, Stayte, U.S.S.A., Flowering Blight)

Harold Sandoz

Richard H. Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire).