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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


Houses Of The Molé (2004)
While writing Houses Of The Molé, Jourgensen got Led Zeppelin tattoos, but he always said he'd like to be Jimmy Page, not Robert Plant.

I met Robert Plant and it was a case of meeting one of your idols and realising he is a total douchebag. I've had my share of both. William Burroughs: good, Robert Plant: not so good. I was working at the Wax Trax! record store where I was the new guy. Everyone was going to see a concert and I had a date with a girl, but because Zeppelin played Chicago that night I had to keep the store open for Robert Plant and his entourage.

 They kept me there until about one in the morning, playing records, me running around like his fucking man-slave servant. Finally this stack of fucking records comes up to the counter and he says, "Just put it on my tab, man." I was thinking, "Fuck you! I have to call up the owner, I can't just give you this shit." I wound up leaving there at about two in the morning and blew my date with this chick.

I was like: "Goddammit! What a douchebag!" He's there yelling at me, the poor little clerk who doesn't set the policy, when the owner got on and told him he could have 25 per cent off. He wanted them for free. There was this back-and-forth with me taking the brunt of his assholism, and I missed my date with the hottest girl. It was just a mess. So I put Robert Plant in the douchebag column.