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Ministry was formed in Chicago, Illinois, United States in 1981 by Alain Jourgensen (born Oct. 8, 1958, Havana, Cuba), who had previously been in a new wave band called Special Affect (fronted by future My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult leader Frankie Nardiello, aka Groovie Mann).

With drummer Stephen George, Ministry debuted with the Wax Trax! single Cold Life, which -- typical of their early output -- was in the synthpop…

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  • I wish my sincere congratulations from the bottom of my heart the guy over fucking awesome that world. Al Jourgensen 09/10, man, if you knew how much I admire you and how much I am your fan of the band... I think that you know! hahaha' Anyway, I wish a lot of luck, peace, success always and that's it! Enjoy your day, Uncle Al! #MINISTRY4EVER <3 <3 <3 #AlJourgensen
  • I long for a return to their With Sympathy days. For dem lolz
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  • Yeah, it might be time for Uncle Al to hang 'em up. He should focus on being a record producer at this stage of his career, I think.
  • Ever since the Bush trilogy this band has been so devoid of original ideas idk how seriously Al takes Ministry anymore
  • idk I think Ministry was really done for with Barker leaving the band
  • With saying that though, The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste is their best.
  • Despite the silly album title, I like From Beer To Eternity. It doesn't quite compare to the Anti-Bush trilogy or Relapse, but on it's own, it's a good album. Not really sure how they're embarrassing themselves, but whatever you say.
  • "From Beer to Eternity"

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