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Ministry is a memoir both ugly and captivating, revealing Al Jourgensen as a man who lived a hard life his own way without making compromises. He survived prolonged drug addictionandmdash;twenty-two years of chronic heroin, cocaine, and alcohol abuse, to be more preciseandmdash;before cleaning up, straightening out, and finding new reasons to live.

During his career, Jourgensen has engaged in all of the rock andrsquo;nandrsquo; roll clichandeacute;s regarding decadence and debauchery and invented new forms of previously unachieved nihilism. Despite this and his addictions, he created seven seminal albums, including the bonafide, hugely influential classic The Land of Rape and Honey, 1989andrsquo;s The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, and 1992andrsquo;s blockbuster Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed.

Ministry imparts the epic life of Al Jourgensen, a survivor who tempted fate, beat the odds, persevered, and put the pieces back together after unraveling completely.

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The high-octane, no-holds-barred memoir by legendary godfather of industrial musicandmdash;Al Jourgensen, the founder of Ministry

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The high–octane, no–holds–barred memoir by Al Jourgensen, legendary godfather of industrial music and founder of Ministry.

Al Jourgensen wanted to be a musician but he became a rock star, and it almost killed him. During his career, Jourgensen has explored electronic, industrial, metal, punk, and even country music with Ministry, The Revolting Cocks, Lard, and other bands. Along the way, he engaged in all the rock star clichés of decadence and debauchery, even inventing new forms of nihilism. Despite all of this and heavy IV drug use beginning at age fifteen, Jourgensen managed to create seven seminal albums. After twenty–two years of heroin, cocaine, and other substance abuse, he cleaned up, straightened out, and found new reasons to live.

Filled with humor, heart, and tragedy, Ministry depicts a renegade iconoclast in an epic story of tempting fate, beating odds, and putting together the pieces of an unraveled life.

About the Author

Al Jourgensen created seven seminal albums. After getting clean in 2002, he produced another five Ministry discs. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

Jon Wiederhorn is a senior writer at Revolver and contributes to SPIN and Guitar World. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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vomitheart, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by vomitheart)
fantastic read but you gotta wonder are some of these stories really true???!!!
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ISBN:
9780306822186
Subtitle:
The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen
Author:
Jourgensen, Al
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130709
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages b/w photos
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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The high-octane, no-holds-barred memoir by legendary godfather of industrial musicandmdash;Al Jourgensen, the founder of Ministry

"Synopsis" by ,
The high–octane, no–holds–barred memoir by Al Jourgensen, legendary godfather of industrial music and founder of Ministry.

Al Jourgensen wanted to be a musician but he became a rock star, and it almost killed him. During his career, Jourgensen has explored electronic, industrial, metal, punk, and even country music with Ministry, The Revolting Cocks, Lard, and other bands. Along the way, he engaged in all the rock star clichés of decadence and debauchery, even inventing new forms of nihilism. Despite all of this and heavy IV drug use beginning at age fifteen, Jourgensen managed to create seven seminal albums. After twenty–two years of heroin, cocaine, and other substance abuse, he cleaned up, straightened out, and found new reasons to live.

Filled with humor, heart, and tragedy, Ministry depicts a renegade iconoclast in an epic story of tempting fate, beating odds, and putting together the pieces of an unraveled life.

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