Al Jourgensen Talks About Upcoming Revolting Cocks and Ministry Albums
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REVOLTING COCKS, the side project of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Cocked and Loaded", to March 7, 2006 from the previously announced February 14. Produced by Al Jourgensen, the CD features the contributions of guest artists Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS), Gibby Haynes (BUTTHOLE SURFERS), Rick Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK), Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Stevie Banch (SPYDER BABY) and Phildo Owen (SKATENIGS) and Robin Zander (CHEAP TRICK). The first REVOLTING COCKS record in more than a decade, "Cocked and Loadded" is being released through Jourgensen's new imprint 13th Planet/Megaforce Records. "It's pretty prurient and juvenile and everything else that REVOLTING COCKS are known for," Jourgensen told RollingStone.com. "It's basically middle-aged men regaining their lost, juvenile delinquency years and being absolutely sophomoric. It's great."
REVOLTING COCKS will hit the road May 5, opening for Jourgensen's other band MINISTRY, who release a new studio album, "Rio Grand Blood", in April. The album, titled after ZZ TOP's 1972 album "Rio Grande Mud", takes aim at Bush America.
"We kind of have this administration that's just a little bit arrogant and very transparent, as far as their agenda," Jourgensen told RollingStone.com. "This little war going on overseas, the little Iraq thing, that's kind of got my goat, too. The arrogance of the right has just got me. All these wimpy liberals — good for Howard Dean, screaming into a mike, showing them the left isn't all about granola and alfalfa sprouts!"
On the subject of his collaboration with Tommy Victor (ex-PRONG) and Paul Raven (ex-PRONG and KILLING JOKE) on the new MINISTRY album, Jourgensen said, "The most fruitful collaboration I've ever done in my life has been this record. The three of us used to be competition, between PRONG, MINISTRY and KILLING JOKE, and now that we've kind of joined forces — shit! We should have done this twenty years ago."
As for what MINISTRY will sound like live? "This is the fastest, hardest, most maniacal record I've ever done."
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