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One of the most important contemporary musicains.
He started Ministry as a synthpop band but soon changed to electonic body music under influence of industrial music. When electronic body music bands started to adopt denser synth sounds in late 1980s, AJ instead incorporated thrashmetal-influenced guitar riff, creating the brilliant genre Industrial-Metal. After three albums, however, he abandoned the genre and went to other some obsucure fields.
Al Jourgensen sounds like northern European but he is a Cuban. Jourgensen is his stepfather's family name.
by Tokio Japan February 25, 2012
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Born 1958, a musician known best perhaps for forming the legendary Chicago Industrial Metal act Ministry, as well as writing most (if not all) of the music and being the only consistant member throughout the band's 27-year history. Jourgensen is also in charge of other bands such as 1000 Homo DJs, Revolting Cocks (often shortened as "RevCo") and Lard with former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra.

Jourgensen is a noted hater of the Bush family, his favorite targets being former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, with several of Ministry's songs being critical of the way they've run the country.
I really hope Al Jourgensen organizes a Ministry reunion tour in the future.
by Gaaraofthedamned January 19, 2011
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