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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


Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs (1992)
In 1992, Ministry allegedly spent up to $1,000 a day on drugs.

Not only did R Kelly piss in my piano, he left Kentucky Fried Chicken underneath the fuckin' hood and broke one of the legs. He's a douchebag. I hate that fucking guy. But for this record we also recorded a video for 'Just One Fix' with William Burroughs.

I actually went out and saw the Jim Rose Circus with Burroughs in Lawrence, Kansas when we were doing the video, and he came and saw us at Lollapalooza that year. It was one of the few rare occasions where you actually meet one of your idols and he doesn't turn out to be a complete douchebag. 

As a matter of fact, on From Beer To Eternity we did 'Thanksgiving Prayer' by Burroughs. It's called 'Thanx But No Thanx'. So yeah, we've had a long-standing relationship of respect and admiration. One of the highlights of my life was meeting him at this point. As I mentioned for The Land Of Rape And Honey, the inspiration was cut-up things like Naked Lunch and others.