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Jorgensen, Al & Wiederhorn, Jon
Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgenson (Book Review)
Released: 2013, DaCapo Press
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Uncle Al gives us his memoir from hazy recollections of his drug spent life. Beginning with his youth to current this book is interesting on many levels. Some stories may shock or disgust you but such is Rock and Roll.
THE LOST GOSPELS ACCORDING TO AL JORGENSEN is one of the best Autobiographies I have ever read. This makes THE DIRT look Dr.Seuss at times. Al did more drugs than Nikki or Tommy COMBINED!! He was a real mess and is truly lucky to be alive today to share his stories with us. He has seen band-mates die (Raven & Scaccia) in recent years and has cleaned up his drug habits in the meantime. That cannot be easy to do in such a short period of time.
Without giving away too much about the book I will say this. It is an easy read and very well done. It includes an interview with the late Mike Scaccia, which was probably his last one. Each chapter has a different story to tell and are always entertaining to read and many were drug and alcohol fueled, if not all. Al recalls how the deaths of Paul Raven and Mike Scaccia affected him. I cannot say much more than you need to buy it and read it to appreciate the stores, Al and his music.
If you like Autobiographies as much as I do you may want to check this out. It is a No Brainer purchase if you’re a Ministry fan. An enjoyable read that you will not want to put down.
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