- Al Jourgensen
Infobox musical artist |
Name Idiot at Large
Img_capt = Al Jourgensen
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Allen David Jourgensen [http://www.prongs.org/minfiles/mags/pulse/pulse-march-96-pg5.jpg]
Alias = The Alien, Alien Jourgensen, Hypo Luxa, Dog, Alien Dog Star, Buck Satan, Uncle Al
Born = birth date and age|1958|10|9
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Bass, Harmonica, Mandolin, Saxophone, Piano, Drum Machine
Industrial rock Industrial metal Alternative metal
Synthpop Hardcore punk
Years_active = 1978–present
Arista Records Sire Records Warner Bros. Sanctuary Records 13th Planet Records Alternative Tentacles Wax Trax!
Associated_acts = Ministry
Revolting Cocks Skinny Puppy
1000 Homo DJs
Acid Horse Lead Into Gold Pailhead
Buck Satan & the 666 Shooters
URL = http://www.ministrymusic.org
Al Jourgensen (born
October 9, 1958in Havana, Cuba), is an American musician best known as the founder and frontman of the industrial metalband Ministry. He is sometimes credited as Alain Jourgensen, Alien Jourgensen, Hypo Luxa (his alias as a music producer), Dog, Alien Dog Star and Buck Satan. He is a member and/or founder of several industrial bands, working as a singer, guitarist or keyboard player.
Jourgensen was born in Havana to a
Cuban mother and father in 1958. Soon after, he came to the US to live with his mother and his Norwegian stepfather, who changed his name to Jourgensen. His stepfather was a stock car driver, also known as a mechanicfor Formula Onedriver Dan Gurney. Jourgensen was raised in Chicago, Illinoisand Breckenridge, Colorado, eventually attending the University of Illinois - Chicagoand University of Colorado. He worked as a radio DJout of college, until becoming a professional musician by joining the band Special Affect. He began Ministry in 1981.
Jourgensen was married to
Patty Marshfrom 1984-1993. He has a daughter from the marriage, Adrienne, born in 1984. [ [http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=Al+Jourgensen&lastnode_id=515720&searchy.x=0&searchy.y=0 Al Jourgensen@Everything2.com ] ] He remarried in September 2002 to Angelina Lukacinat Gracelandmansion.
His lyrics reveal many aspects of his life, such as his
heroinand cocaineaddiction, alcoholism, and his political opinions. These were greatly influenced by the beat generation ( William S. Burroughscollaborated on some of his tracks).
Jourgensen has had a life-long affinity for drugs, such as
cocaineand heroin, which culminated in the 1995 policeraid of Ministry's Texasheadquarters and Jourgensen's arrest for possession. He received a five year probationsentence, a time that he recalls as the darkest in his life. As of 2003, he maintains that he has been drug-free, ever since a bite from a venomous spideralmost caused him to lose an arm. [http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/jourgensens%20heroin%20wake-up%20call] Jourgensen currently lives and records in El Paso, Texas. [http://www.showandtellonline.com/_ministry/_interview_112804.html]
Jourgensen formed Ministry in 1981 after he left the band Special Affect, which was a new wave/synth pop band (notably including Frankie Nardiello, founder of
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kultand drummer Harry Rushakoff of Concrete Blonde). Early singles by Ministry and Jourgensen's other projects were released on Wax Trax! Records. He was also featured as guest on some Skinny Puppyalbums as well as producing their Rabies album. During that time, it is said that Jourgensen befriended Nivek Ogre, who later joined Ministry.
Ministry's newest albums, "
Rio Grande Blood" and " The Last Sucker", as well as the 2006 Revolting Cocksalbum " Cocked and Loaded" were released on Jourgensen's new record label, 13th Planet Records. He formed this label after falling out with the mainstream agendas of major industry labels. [ [http://www.ministrymusic.org/bio/] ]
Jourgensen appeared as a fictional musician in the film "", and has had a number of songs appear in other films, including the 2008 "Wicked Lake", produced by
Fever Dreams, for which he composed the entire sound track. He also makes a small appearance in the film as an art school teacher.
He also holds a large collection of religious altars from which he frequently performs during his concerts.
Jourgensen is one of many outspoken musicians in the industry today, frequently offering scathing criticism of the Bushes. Beginning with Ministry's 1992 album "Psalm 69", continuing with the 2004 album "
Houses of the Molé", 2006's " Rio Grande Blood", and 2007's The Last Sucker. His favorite target has been first George H.W. Bushand then his son U.S. President George W. Bush. Ministry also contributed a song to the first Rock Against Bushalbum. The theme continues on Ministry's 2007 offering and in Jourgensen's various side projects.
1000 Homo Djs
Lead Into Gold
* Buck Satan & the 666 Shooters
* Eight and One Half
* Special Affect [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5cfVheM8bo] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5cfVheM8bo]
* Played with Frankie Nardiello (AKA Groovie Mann of
Thrill Kill Kult) and Harry Rushakoff( Concrete Blonde) in a band called Special Affect c. 1978.
* Produced the 1994
Reverend Horton Heatalbum Liquor In The Front.
* As stated in
Guitar World, he lost a toe due to infection from a contaminated needle dropped in his boot. Fact|date=February 2008
Nine Inch Nailscover of Get Down, Make Love by Queen
* [http://www.ministrymusic.org/bio/ Ministrymusic.org]
* [http://www.prongs.org/ministry/ Ministry @ prongs.org]
NAME= Jourgensen, Al
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Jourgensen, Allen David
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Musician
DATE OF BIRTH= 1958-10-9
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