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Founder and frontman of Ministry
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Al Jourgensen (born October 9, 1958, in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American musician best known as the founder and frontman of the industrial metal band Ministry. He is sometimes credited as Alain Jourgensen, Alien Jourgensen, Hypo Luxa (his alias as a music producer), Dog, Alien Dog Star and Buck Satan. He is a member and/or founder of several industrial bands, working as a singer, guitarist or keyboard player. Jourgensen was born in Havana to a Cuban mother and father in 1958. Soon after, he came to the US to live with his mother and his Norwegian stepfather, who changed his name to Jourgensen. His stepfather was a stock car driver, also known as a mechanic for Formula One driver Dan Gurney. Jourgensen was raised in Chicago, Illinois and Breckenridge, Colorado, eventually attending the University of Illinois - Chicago and University of Colorado. He worked as a radio DJ out of college, until becoming a professional musician by joining the band Special Affect. He formed Ministry in 1981.
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Alejandro Ramírez "Al" Jourgensen (born October 9, 1958), is a Cuban-American musician best known as the founder and frontman of the industrial metal band Ministry. He is sometimes credited as Alain Jourgensen, Alien Jourgensen, Uncle Al, Hypo Luxa (his alias as a music producer), Dog, Alien Dog Star and Buck Satan. He is a member and/or founder of several industrial rock bands, performing as a singer, guitarist or keyboard player.
Full Name at Birth
Alain David Jourgensen
University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USA, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Vocalist, Musician, Producer
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Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Composer
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Music Genre (Text)
Industrial metal, industrial rock, thrash metal, new wave, synthpop
Guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals, synthesizer, harmonica, mandolin, saxophone, drums, violin
Arista, Sire, Warner Bros., Sanctuary, 13th Planet, Alternative Tentacles, Wax Trax!
Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Skinny Puppy, Lard, Prong, 1000 Homo DJs, PTP, Acid Horse, Lead into Gold, Pailhead, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters
Posted by brian 1 year ago
what a hot band. love all their music
Posted by Joe 1 year ago
Would love to meet you before I die,
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