This review got accused of being homophobic. I still say it was at most synthophobic (bad enough) if not discophobic, and I still don’t have any use for any Wire records after 154. But that doesn’t necessarily excuse my tossing so many unrelated (and apparently often gay-identified, not that I knew at the time) bands into the same basket. I dunno — If I ever had a “rockist period,” I suppose mid-1987 must have been it. Whether I’m at all responsible of Al Jourgensen’s rockist period is worth pondering, but if I wimp-shamed the guy, I’m sorry: Forget industrial metal inspired by Big Black (also namechecked), Ministry had already peaked with their Adrian Sherwood album Twitch in ’86.