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Ministry - The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen

Ministry - The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen

Author: Al Jourgensen
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This is the high-octane, no-holds barred memoir by the legendary godfather of Industrial music, Al Jourgensen, founder of Ministry. Ministry is fascinating, both ugly and captivating, revealing a character that has lived a hard life his way, without compromise. Al Jourgensen survived prolonged drug addiction - 22 years of chronic heroin, cocaine, and alcohol abuse, to be more precise - before cleaning up, straightening out, and finding new reasons to live. During his career, Jourgensen has engaged in all of the rock and roll cliches regarding decadence and debauchery, and invented new forms of nihilism and tomfoolery previously unachieved. Despite his addictions, he created seven seminal albums, including bona-fide, hugely influential classics The Land of Rape and Honey and 1989's The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, and 1992's blockbuster Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed. Ministry imparts the epic life of a survivor and Jourgensen's incredible story is one of tempting fate, beating the odds, persevering in the face of adversity and putting the pieces back together after unraveling completely.

Reviews
"Under the Radar, "Spring 2013"In the colorful and often highly amusing anecdotes recounting his years as a musician, Jourgensen covers his time with Ministry and Revolting Cocks in high-flying detail.""
Revolver, "June/July 2013"A tale of outlandish debauchery and mayhem...Like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" crossed with "The Dirt", it's both insanely compelling and compellingly insane."
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780306822186
  • : The Perseus Books Group
  • : Da Capo Press Inc
  • : April 2013
  • : 236mm X 163mm
  • : July 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 200
  • : Al Jourgensen
  • : Black and white