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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen on His Sex- and Drugs-Heavy New Autobiography Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, out on Da Capo Press “It’s a book called Mind Fuck, which is about the power of. On July 15, Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen’s authorized biography killed him a few years ago (That messy incident starts the book). I got a copy of your new authorized biography, ‘Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen.’ To create this book, did you just sit.

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Not really, to be honest. He’s too much, he’s over the top and he just irritated the crap out of me. Al JourgensenMinistry. Is what I like to pretend. When he is there 3 days into a 7 day stay, he tells the hospital he will purchase the NHL network for his room just so he can watch the games. He holds grudges against people who jourgenssn through his food and alcohol backstage but believes himself and his friends to be lovable lunatics when they do it to others.

He toured with Front at this time, thereby meeting Richard The band ushered in the 90s with hardcore sex and violence and enough Marshall stacks to topple the New World Order. He was a freshman when I was. They’re not just made up.

Despite that, do you enjoy being a public figure? Jul 29, Brad rated it really liked it Shelves: Even when I desperately wanted too. I know it sounds like I’m an old curmudgeon or something, but the point is I know how it’s done.

Turns out some of them were Wax Trax founder and Jello Biafra. The Lost Gospels of Al Jourgensen. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. One of them I truly recognized jourensen a life-changing kind of spiritual thing where you know there’s an afterlife. Johnson wore it under his jersey all season and won the Cy Young. This is Jourgensen’s first public offering since he quietly retired from public life around the turn of the millennium, recognizing that his musical potential was played out and continuing to tour and cut albums would put him at risk of becoming a dumb, pitiful self-parody.


Sure, early on its a fun tale, but part of the way through the book, it was a struggle to see someone who is so talented nearly piss it all away.

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I’d like to know more about the inspiration behind and recording of the Ministry records, particularly the early ones. Quite all since I really knew nothing about Al Jourgensen. I didn’t expect Al Jourgensen to be a voice of wl maturity, but these moments that totally lack self-awareness are honestly a little sad. This book is part of the Book Riot, Read Harder challenge. Then I had to mix the record after going to his funeral.

There were many days and nights where Al and I would be still awake at around 5 a. Books by Al Jourgensen. Actually, that’s even lower on the list of scumbag things to do. This is a fun read.

Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen by Al Jourgensen

In effect, it is as if the periods in which Jourgensen was actually jourvensen music were the darkest times for him, not the overdoses and the other consequences that came from his excesses.

I don’t remember anything bad happening to me, but the next day my grandmother noticed this green triangle, like a tattoo, on my neck. Cut us loose now if you want. It’s presented as if Ministry was JUST Al, and no one else, which is why I say this feels more like an autobiography – less Ministry the band, and more Ministry the man.

Aug 27, Laurie rated it it was amazing.

For a brief period inI liked Ministry. In the book there are so many instances, even in the prologue, of you basically dying multiple times. A pointless book reflecting the life of a pointless man. That was kind of tough. Hayne is not exaggerating, either.


Ministry’s Al Jourgensen on His New Biography, Dying Multiple Times, Alien Encounters + More

You can’t really see how hard it would be for an ambitious musician to refuse an offer to plunge into crazy and embrace whatever masochistic tendencies they could dredge out of the sub consciousness and collaborate with this madman. I was crazier than Motley Crue and Ozzy combined back in the day! Mike Scaccia had noticed the body earlier and had kicked it hoping to get a sign of life, not knowing who it was.

Another interesting part of the book is about your alien encounter jourgdnsen the age of 5. Doing this effectively made Al a partial owner of Wax Sl. –

We want to know how the relationship got back on track, or do we assume it never did? Once you’re logged in, you will be able to comment. Back in Chicago, they took over Tax Studios in Boystown.

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There is also something very tragic about this book, if Al is to be tru As a big fan of Booo, this book proved to be a very difficult read. Al hung up, not believing it was really Kubrick, but things were sorted out. I don’t think he is obligated to lie and pretend that was his favorite period, but simply skipping ahead to more mayhem instead of talking about the music 9 times out of 10 is disappointing.

After Spielberg realized it was a joke, the two got along fine.