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

That’s essentially how this rock autobiography of Al Jourgensen, lead singer of Ministry, played out for me — it was kind of a hassle to get through, but ulti In high school, I was thrown off of a public transit bus by the driver, because apparently I had Ministry’s “Stigmata” playing too loud on my Walkman.

A fun, if slightly tedious read sex, drugs, alcohol, more sex, more drugs, more alcohol. It must have looked like the aftermath of a Vietnam village bombing in there. 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.

aal Started coke at This is a tough book to rate. For some reason, I could never really get into this book, and what I thought was going to be a fairly fast read was kind of a slog. Oh yeah—and also recoup. Then they throw darts and coins and bottles at you.


And as soon as the fucking is over, the drugs, booze, paranoia and craziness starts back up. There were so many girls and so many drugs, so much nudity.

I became a singer even though I hated singing, sold out to a major record label before anyone even knew who I was, and then wrote slow, desperate, crushing music when everyone wanted to hear fast thrashy stuff. I know the owners hook the team. They set up a BBQ grill onstage and flung scalding meat at the crowd while their music played in the background.

Supposedly Ian MacKaye drank beer during Pailhead sessions. Lists with This Book. I was there physically, but mentally it was tough for me to re-hash some of these things.

I think I had a quote a few years jourgenzen, I forget in what context, but it was something about my fans and I go, “I know my fans and trust me, I don’t trust them.

I was a threat to them, so they harassed me a lot. His stories are hilarious and I enjoyed reading this book tremendously. At some point the entertainment value of the craziness and debauchery wears thin–an appropriate story arch, but nauseating to those of us who have never envied substance addiction and it gets gross as well as unconvincing if you were looking for a “scared straight” program not that I believe that was Al Jourgensen’s jourgenssen.

Cut us loose now if you want. Having worked in the extreme underbelly of the music industry myself, I thought I was inured to tales of debauchery, decadence, and bad decisions – but Al proves me wrong with this incredibly entertaining read.

Published July 9th by Da Capo Press first published They’re not vook made up. Great and fun read Just finished the book and can’t jourgensrn for a follow up.

Helmets of blood: The Lost Gospels of Al Jourgensen | Dangerous Minds

I was friends with people into Industrial music and I never heard them say anything about Ministry. They gave me blood, poked me and prodded me, and determined I had to have immediate surgery. I got a copy of your new authorized biography, ‘Ministry: Al went, though he already had Blackhawks season tix. They got my cell phone and my clothes, and Angie drove me home. And while Jourgensen would happily write off the bokk who most enjoy songs from the first fifteen years of his band, it seems injudicious of him to have zero appreciation that the reason his new music gets heard or his book gets written or read is because of the success of his earlier work.


I do like a good music biog, and this is one such beast. Refresh and try again. I fell off the toilet and I tried to put the helmet back on, and about twelve ounces of blood matted down my hair and ran down my face, pooling with the blood that was dribbling out of my face and nose.

Al JourgensenMinistry. Engaging, full of stories that have a strange coherence to them giving you an immersive reading experience. Ministry imparts the bool life of Al Jourgensen, a survivor who tempted fate, beat the odds, persevered, joutgensen put the pieces back together after unraveling completely. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox gmail. ExclusiveInterviewsMetalNewsRock. I tend to appreciate musical artists who completely ignore the commercial possibilities in their easiest work, instead following their muse wherever it takes them.

Does that sound fun to you? This book is exactly what you’d expect it to be.