Al Jourgensen

Today I got to wondering what was up with Al Jourgensen, the man behind many of my favorite bands as a teenager such as Ministry, the Revolting Cocks and Lard. I did a search for some interviews and found some fun and interesting stuff. Like this email interview where he replies to everything in all in caps. Some clips:

R: You and Paul (Barker) recorded almost all of the music on the new album without the help of many other guest musicians. Was this a conscious effort, to strip down the music and not muddy it with guest musicians, or was it just something that happened?

A: WE JUST DIDN'T WANT TO SHARE OUR DELI TRAY WITH ANYONE ELSE THIS TIME. DAMN, THOSE BBQ CHICKEN WINGS ARE TASTY.

R: What is the most important thing you've learned by working in the music industry?

A: DON'T DRINK WINE WITHOUT A CORK!!!!!!!!!

R: In what ways would you say Ministry has grown and changed since its beginning?

A: WE STARTED OUT BOYS, AND BECAME MARINES

There's a more serious one over on KNAC.com:

KNAC.COM: Do you think rock and roll is even dangerous anymore? Can it be? JOURGENSEN: I see people getting sick of it. Like I said, I was proud to be an American that day in San Fransisco. In Chicago and places like that where people stick up for themselves, I see a relevant punk rock movement coming on.

KNAC.COM: A real one? JOURGENSEN: Yeah, I?m talking about a movement that will utilize the Internet, and instead of garage bands, you will have Internet bands. When people realize that the Internet is not just a home shopping club, I think there will be a lot more people doing things for themselves.

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