Between the huge creative heights and the cold hard reality, it’s hard to believe that Al Jargensen didn’t jump out of his densely inked and pierced skin. In his 30th year as chairman of the Ministry of Industrial-Rock Reproduction, “Uncle Al” is investigating both sides of his yan-yang more rigorously than ever before. Alo: The ministry’s politically strong and golden new album, Ethical hygiene, Was recorded under strict epidemic protocol at Jorgensen’s home studio in Southern California. The session also features elements such as Lord’s return, his top meeting with punk provocative Jello Beafra, as well as most follow-up LPs that describe the frontman van-satire-free as “the best music I’ve ever made in my life”. “
Dark? The visit, in celebration of the ministry’s 30th anniversary of Hallmark 1989, Mind is a terrifying thing to test The time has now been rescheduled for the third time (with Melvins and Corrosion support) from March, 2022. Jorgensen called for a one-team lineup of players consisting of longtime synth / sampling expert John Bechdale (Killing Joke, Fear Factory). Bassist Paul D’Amour (instrument), drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Soar, Soulfly) and guitarist Caesar Soto (pissing razor) and Monte Pitman (Madonna’s music director). (Pitman replaces Sean Quirin, who resigned in May for “health reasons” for allegedly having inappropriate sex before joining the band. Eliminating the Mind Album Germ, Jorgensen finds himself attracted to his words, Let’s Hell or Sail Immunity).
“It’s still not safe until these chodacudis work properly so that society can work and vaccinate their chodas,” he said, taking down the phone from his sockal home without a sugar coat. “There are some states on that tour where the vaccination rate is less than 50%. [Travelling on a tour bus], You’re literally on a 45-foot-long Petri dish. You have 12 people in an enclosed chamber with an average of three feet of private space, all breathing the same thing. When at the same time thousands of people come in contact at night and drop them. It’s a recipe for disaster and no one felt safe. So hopefully by March we will have achieved flock immunity. ”
The first step in solving a problem is to acknowledge that one exists. To that end, Ethical hygiene Continuity of Jargensen’s position. If there was a historical analogy to the ministry this time, it would have been the late hip-shooting comedian George Carlin. Carlin was painfully clear to her audience that she had no solution to the social ills plaguing America, but she was not ashamed to tear the mental veil apart from the truth of her fans. As on his previous record, Jorgensen continues to rant against the forces that are conspiring to push the gas pedal to bring down mankind, from capitalism (the “broken system”) to media static (“disinformation”) to the cowardly denial (“death toll”) of the civil war. “Alert level”).
Summarizing the album, he says, “It’s just having a moral compass without thinking about yourself.” “We are not just a nation, but a Earth Full of narcissism and selfish values. You need to have some responsibility towards your fellow world in your community. The notion that sympathy is vague – as vague as it was in the 1930s – is how fascism arose. The first thing [politicians] You have to stay away from your moral compass and your empathy. Once it’s gone, they can manipulate everything else.
“I think right-wingers have crossed their line with voter-restriction laws and abortion laws, which are being copied across the country,” he thinks. “I think they are so addicted to power and accustomed to being in the corridors of power that they have forgotten it [conservatives] They are strongly in the minority. I mean, even today about one-third of people think that Trumpism was a good idea. I just think they’ve reached too much. So I have a positive outlook for the next few years. Because of their thirst for power to dominate the right, I see better days ahead. You can take it to the bank and say, ‘Uncle Al said it.’
Yet despite his creative excitement and feelings of frustration, which he called the “art year” given to him by cowardly and enthusiastic politicians, Jগrgensen is seriously looking toward the end of his ministry. A by-product of the experience of making Ethical hygiene There were enough songs to determine the final destination of the composition. Georginsen has several pots in his stove, such as Ian McKay, with Cabaret Voltaire and Trent Reznor to determine how his late 80s sessions will be released to the world (in Pilehead, Acid Horse and 1000 Homo DJs, respectively). When recording Ethical hygiene, Jগrgensen reached out to Punk Fulcrum Biafra to voice a song he couldn’t underestimate. Not only is “Sabotage Is Sex” highlighted on the LP (“To this day, I still don’t sit down with what I’m talking about,” he reveals, laughing), the experience began with a possible revelation of the activity lord, Biafra-Jargensen The summit was last published in the 2000s and 70s Rock Dust Die.
But when Jorgensen describes Hygiene’s upcoming follow-up as the best music he’s ever made, you have to take a break. Considering how much the aesthetics of his 0-year career and the aesthetics of the ministry have been assimilated into the mainstream (exactly how many light lunches Rob’s Zombie and Wayne Static were able to have, anyway?), It’s really a stentorian announcement. It will be at the end of next year when we get the final bow of the ministry (wait for it): an endless arena-rock record.
“I don’t see how I could have surpassed it,” Jorgensen insisted. “I think so Ethical hygiene Great album. But what is coming is from the same lineage, species and phylum – it is from the same place. All done with the same musicians, everything is the same. The point of these songs is that I listened to them in sequence, like seven of the eight akhra-rock music. And I’ve never been in this position before. I listen to them with headphones on and I see 40,000 people calling and answering, wearing ministry T-shirts in the amphitheater outside. It sounds like a ministry, but the way the songs are arranged makes it look like a weird arena-rock album – it’s all music. And I never did [done] Before that. I usually have one or two music-type songs on record, but it’s just one after the other. It’s relentless. It has all the features of a ministry. ”
In the past, this author has always identified Jargensen as the rock version of the classic cartoon character Popeye. Popeye’s ugly exterior was defined by his mantra: “What I call yam, and this is what I call yam.” At the end of it is “and fuck yourself”, and you have summarized it. He never sought anyone’s approval for personal evidence. Jorgensen does things and the results let them go into the world anyway. (Like at the time, he came to the show of reactionary extremist Alex Jones to discuss the context of the “NWO” without understanding Al’s politics.)
“It’s very simple,” he began. “It’s not rocket science. I’m not looking to make everyone on this chowder planet happy. I’m looking to make myself happy at some point because otherwise you won’t last very long. Do what you know and keep an ethical compass while doing it. But by the same token, keep yourself happy, otherwise your moral compass will go crazy. And I have gone through those years too. ”
But what if the ministry’s so-called arena-rock music collection hits the hearts and wallets of listeners immensely? Like the Metallica Black album? Will he still sell all his gear on the river and fill that space with something else?
“If [that album] Well done, great. Then I went upstairs. But that’s why I think I don’t want to make another record of the ministry. After the latter, I will record an Al Jargensen. I might team up with someone else and do something completely different that wouldn’t be exactly like ministry. I find some other interest in music or literature or something that keeps me from starting a person crime wave in any community. [Laughs.] It’s very simple: keep me busy and keep the crime rate low.