For the first time in fifteen years, Ministry was joined by former vocalist Chris Connelly during a set at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL on April 7th. They performed one of their more notable hits together “So What“ in front of fans.
Chris Connelly became a key player of Ministry during their years of promoting The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste from 1989 to 1990, during which Connelly contributed his vocals for the singles”Burning Inside” and “So What.” He was also a seminal part of Ministry’s alter ego during that period, the Revolting Cocks, or”RevCo.”
Following his year in the group, Connelly, moved to Chicago, where he manages a record store and performs as a solo artist. He has maintained little to no contact with the band, commenting in an interview that he “never liked that kind of music anyway. I was never a fan. And I was never particularly a fan of the music I was doing. There were certain aspects of it I liked, and there’s certain things that they did within that framework. But I fell out of love with it really quite quickly.” In 2008, Connelly released his memoirs of his time in the hedonistic group, entitled,”Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible and Fried: My Life as a Revolting Cock” in which he recounts a life of excess he appeared relieved to leave behind.