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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It’s sad, but he clearly knows what he’s getting into, so as a reader you don’t feel overly sympathetic. Published July 9th by Da Capo Press first published I’m happy he’s come out the other side of his addictions, but I don’t think he makes a very reliable witness of his life story to date.

I’d like to know more about the inspiration behind and recording of the Ministry records, particularly the early ones.

The drug jpurgensen was so incredibly tedious but in a memoir written by a junkie it’s bound to get redundant on that regard. Another tiring thing is Al’s general annoyance and lack of patience with most of mankind, especially his former collaborators. In fact, he seems to have a lot of unnecessary beef with people across the industry Hayne is not exaggerating, either.

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But it kind of sucked because it meant we actually had to get to work. It is sad really, but hey- walk a mile in someone else’s shoes and you see a different picture and besides- who am I to judge his life? That’s fascinating to me. All of that being said, Jourgwnsen Lost Gospels is frankly a hell of a ride, as most rock n roll autobiographies are.

Twitch, recorded in London. Some of the music from the people that have talked is pretty good too. I do like a good music biog, and this is one such beast. Bopk story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Went to rehab for two weeks and relapsed immediately. It was two ten-year-olds on their bikes. For some reason, I gook never really get into this book, and what I thought was going to be a fairly fast read was kind of a slog. That’s what live playing is to me.


The drugs violence and desperation portrayed in grindhouse exploitation films and the news reports of shootings, robberies, and a life in which the possibility isn’t that death could come at the end of the day but every moment alive must have convinced him every moment alive should either be punctuated with a shocking action, and every moment must be protected from the tedium of sobriety.

I will say, speaking as a jourgenwen, this book jouregnsen have used another round of editing. What does this man have in common with Al Jourgensen? The book is very much a testament to his selfishness.

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Does Al go into working with Ogre and Booo, and if so, does he talk trash about them? Jul 31, Kent Huffman rated it did not like it Shelves: I remember that because I had to sit there and I think she went to some kind of Teflon scrubber and tried to scrub it off.

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

I stopped fucking her for a second and I started squeezing the bag jourgrnsen into her. So, I get some friends and that process is completely invigorating, but then they go up there and re-create the process. As you would have to expect, this book is rife with sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, and that’s a lot of fun, but Jourgensen was enough of a habitual junkie that his routine didn’t change very much.

Ozzy Osbourne said recently that he doesn’t remember any of the s bbook. Right, that’s what my grandmother thought.

Went to live with her in L. Would you trade your life to be stepped on, thrown s–t and people yelling and you can never satisfy them. But I think he does care, a lot, about what people think of him. And he’s an idiot, the things he says It doesn’t endorse the indulgences–in the book, Al reports himself to have been clean for some years now–but it would be a lie to say it doesn’t also glorify them, simply by endlessly yucking it up about that time even when Al allegedly feels it was a dark one.


Al Jourgensen has strived to become a dirtbag and could make the cut if he’d give up his political views which are far too rational and humanist to put him on the wall of Turds like Scott Stapp, The Nuge, Chad Kroger he’d have to resuscitate the herniated baritone vocals and open tune Jesus anthem fad of nu-metal, and fuck a Palin.

Engaging, full of stories that have a strange coherence to them giving you an immersive reading experience. The co-author just sort of cobbling them together in a somewhat linear order. I loved Ministry growing up, so I was pleasantly surprised to see Jourgensen’s face peering up at me at my local book shop.

This is not glamour, dude. But what did I expect. I stand by most of the stories even though I was kind of there. Paul Barker quit after Animositisomina.

Jourgensena young musician who is discovered by a record label that seeks to change him, mold him, and control him. It was after this that Timothy Leary invited him to move in. I promoted or attended thousands of punk and metal shows back in the day – seeing the expanded Ministry lineup at the Hollywood Palladium in ‘s ‘Sphinctour’ remains the single greatest concert I saw in the genre.

Avoiding the low of potentially scoring an abysmal tv police procedural popular in convalescent home televisions was good luck.

Aug 07, Rob Granniss rated it it was amazing. And those stories are fun, but they get tiring, especially when there is so little told about things bok the albums, or how the band started, or the difficulties he went through to become famous or anything like that.