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Revolting Lots: Al Jourgensen's Favourite Ministry Albums
Kiran Acharya , April 27th, 2016 10:02

As Ministry prepare to tour Europe, their leader puts the band's discography in order while sharing wild tales and encounters with William S. Burroughs, Robert Plant and copious amounts of his own stomach lining


From Beer To Eternity (2013)
In 1986 Jourgensen discovered guitarist Mike Scaccia playing with Rigor Mortis and invited him to play with Ministry.

This one's all about Mike Scaccia. He died during the making of this record. We just got done with the basic tracks, on which he played guitar. He went back to do a reunion show with Rigor Mortis and died of a heart attack in Dallas.

He left me in great spirits, going, "This is the best album we've ever done together." We were all really excited and then bam: hit the wall there. I had to go the funeral then come back and mix the record the day after. So for the next three months it was probably as hard a mix as I've ever had to do. Mikey was my best friend, my little brother. It was difficult. I really had to focus, and by getting it right I know Mikey would have liked it. 

Making From Beer To Eternity was the best time in all my years of being that close to him. This and the Buck Satan record, the country record, were the most fun I ever had with Mikey. The songs are really good, it's a little bit different from previous Ministry records. I'm really happy with it and this one's all about Mikey.