Al Jourgensen

Allen David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas; October 9, 1958) is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter, musician and music producer. Closely related with the independent record label Wax Trax! Records, Jourgensen has an active musical career that spans four decades, and is best known as the frontman of the industrial rock band Ministry, which he founded in 1981 and of which he remains the only constant member. He was also primary musician of several Ministry-related projects, such as Revolting Cocks, Lard, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters. He has also produced and/or recorded with numerous other artists, including The Reverend Horton Heat, Prong, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, The Blackouts, Alan Vega, Iggy Pop, Adrian Sherwood, Jello Biafra and others. Jourgensen is regarded as being one of the most prominent figures of industrial music, influencing numerous other groups and musicians, both in alternative and industrial-associated acts.

Born in Havana shortly before the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Jourgensen moved to the United States with his family at age of three, and was raised mainly in Chicago and Breckenridge, Colorado. In his early years, he had developed an early interest to music, and was involved in several short-lived bands, as well as briefly performing in the backing band of drag performer Divine. Jourgensen formed Ministry in 1981 in Chicago and received significant attention from music press regarding the band's 1983 debut studio album, With Sympathy. Jourgensen's subsequent releases in the 1980s, most prominently Ministry's The Land of Rape and Honey (1988) and The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989), showcased his stylistic transition; in the early 1990s, he had achieved mainstream success with Ministry's fifth studio album, Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992). The next few years were marked by publicity surrounding Jourgensen's substance abuse which inflicted heavy damage on his creative output; during this period, he made, along with Ministry, an appearance in the 2001 Steven Spielberg film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. In 2005, Jourgensen established his own record label, 13th Planet Records, through which several Ministry records, among others, were released until early 2010s. He published his autobiography, Ministry: The Lost Gospels ... co-authored with Jon Wiederhorn, in 2013. 

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With Sympathy (Arista/BMG, 1983)

Twitch (Sire/Warner Bros, 1986)

The Land of Rape and Honey (Sire/Warner Bros, 1988)

The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste (Sire/Warner Bros, 1989)

Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (Sire/Warner Bros, 1992)

Filth Pig (Warner Bros, 1996)

Dark Side of the Spoon (Warner Bros, 1999)

Animositisomina (Sanctuary/BMG, 2003)

Houses of the Molé (Sanctuary/BMG, 2004)

Rio Grande Blood (13th Planet/Megaforce, 2006)

The Last Sucker (13th Planet/Megaforce, 2007)

Relapse (13th Planet, 2012)

From Beer to Eternity (13th Planet, 2013)

AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast, 2018)

Revolting Cocks

Big Sexy Land (Wax Trax!, 1986)

You Goddamned Son of a Bitch - Live (Wax Trax!, 1988)

Beers, Steers, and Queers (Wax Trax!, 1990)

Linger Ficken' Good (Sire/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, 1993)

Cocked and Loaded (13th Planet Records/Megaforce Records, 2006)

Cocktail Mixxx (13th Planet Records/Megaforce Records, 2007)

Sex-O Olympic-O (13th Planet Records/Megaforce Records, 2009)

Sex-O MiXXX-O (13th Planet Records/Megaforce Records, 2009)

Got Cock? (13th Planet Records/Megaforce Records, 2010)


The Power of Lard (Alternative Tentacles, 1989)

The Last Temptation of Reid (Alternative Tentacles, 1990)

Pure Chewing Satisfaction (Alternative Tentacles, 1997)

70's Rock Must Die (Alternative Tentacles, 2000)

Surgical Meth Machine 

Surgical Meth Machine (Nuclear Blast Records, 2016)

Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters

Bikers Welcome Ladies Drink Free (13th Planet Records, 2011)

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