Al Jourgensen On Record Store Day, Keeping It Real, And His ‘Surgical Meth Machine’
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:47:04
Al Jourgensen showed up to Record Store Day at Fingerprints in Long Beach, California, the night after his new record release party for Surgical Meth Machine, hungover, hyped-up, and ready to greet tons of eager fans. Safe to say, he embodies the rock ‘n roll spirit. He almost lost an arm twice, once to a spider bite, another time to a hypodermic needle. He's been the frontman for a variety of industrial metal and punk bands from the Ministry to Revolting Cocks to Lard. He even did a country album under the name Buck Satan.
He's not a fan of doing press, talking to the media, or promoting himself. He just wants to make music, and that's what he has been doing for over 30 years. He just released a new album under a new title, Surgical Meth Machine, and it doesn't look like he'll be slowing down any time soon.
ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann sat down with Al, just before his signing began and discussed the state of the music industry today, the loss of his close friend and Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia, what makes each of his projects so enduring, and why you should buy his merch.
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