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Ministry's Al Jourgensen On Industrial Music; Jherek Bischoff, In The Studio

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ministry's Al Jourgensen new memoir is called 'Ministry: The Lost Gospels Of Al Jourgensen.' Ministry's Al Jourgensen new memoir is called 'Ministry: The Lost Gospels Of Al Jourgensen.' (courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: Ministry might have started off playing new wav and synth pop in the 1980's, yet it evolved into one of the most important industrial rock bands of all time. Ministry's frontman Al Jourgensen has been there through it all, and tells it all in his new memoir Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen. Jourgensens discusses his, frankly, insane life and about what the future holds for the band.

Then, Washington Post music editor Chris Richards shares three new tracks.

And orchestral pop composer and musician Jherek Bischoff -- known for his work with Amanda Palmer, Parenthetical Girls, and David Byrne -- stops by the Soundcheck studio to perform songs with New-York-based classical ensemble Contemporaneous.



Jherek Bischoff and Chris Richards

Frontman Al Jourgensen On New Memoir

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen details the band's progression and many other insane tales -- from drugs, alcohol, and even nearly dying three times -- in his new memoir, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen.

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A Very Eclectic Pick Three From Chris Richards

Chris Richards, pop music critic for The Washington Post joins us from Washington D.C. to spin three very eclectic new songs, including indie rock from Massachusetts' Speedy Ortiz to a viral rap track from Atlanta's Migos.


Savages: Ferocious Post-Punk, In The Studio

Hear post-punk group Savages perform live in the Soundcheck studio.


Jherek Bischoff: In The Studio

Hear Seattle-based songwriter, performer, and composer Jherek Bischoff perform live in the studio.

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Download This: Bombino

The Tuareg guitarist and songwriter Bombino plays at Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday. Download "Azamane Tiliade."


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