Here is the translation I got of the latest French article on ministry - it's pretty hard to follow at times, but a lot of it makes sense. The best part is how LARD has been translated into BACON. I got the link from your July 5th 2004 news post about french speakers and premonition magazine. -- docbenway July 29 2004 It will have been necessary only a small year (and some months) for that Al Jourgensen and his Ministry reappear to the big day with a ninth album, "House of the Molé", that risks in to leave more of an on the tile so the violence and the power that perspire of these nine new titles comes to dig into with sadisme in the rich arsenal sonique of the Confederate sextuor. A sly brutality that contrast with the expression fellow of an Al Jourgensen relaxed and always so courteous. Cap on the head, black glasses of rock musician and low long on the arms to mask some old scars of an at last past time, it talks about us his new Ministry look, of his album, america and of his friend W. "It some had a little laughs turns, it has kids of which it wanted a little more to take care, brief it inhaled to a life a quieter little, a family life what." The person of which speaks Al Jourgensen, no without a certain affection in voice is not other that Paul Barker, bass player of Ministry and alter ego since 1988 and the album "The Land of Rape and Honey". His departure of central duet at the end of the turn "Animositisomina" could do to fear the worse one so his presence in the principal bosses-d one' uvre than are "The Mind I's has Terrible Thing to Taste" (89) and "Psalm 69" (92) was tangible. An emptiness that has not nevertheless the air to worry the leader of the group: "You know, Ministry existed during more than six years before Paul does not rejoin me; I know this that that does to compose without him, suddenly I do not feel too destabilized by his absence. And then his departure gave me the occasion of not poorly to modify the line-up of the group with notably it arrived from John Climbs (ex- M.O.D., MindFunk -editor's note) to the low one, or the one of Mark Baker (former fear -editor's note) to the battery. That brings novelty and expenses something to Ministry." A relay passage obviously successful since far to increase the long gestations of albums to which ones Jourgensen and its sbires had us during so a long time accustomed, this mini- révolution within the Texan combo delivers here and now of a new opus and this, to pains more of a year after "Animositisomina". But there is not the alone reason of this rushes creative awakening: "indeed, I am not anymore of the all heroin addict. Before, I thought only to break me, I was completely H.S. while today I feel a lot better, I can hold the turns, the recordings, the promo, etc. This sevrage completely refreshed me and suddenly I put back myself to compose well more quickly." The result of this that resembles a new departure is baptized "House of the Molé" and rings of a brutality and of an intensity marking, as to the most beautiful days of a certain one "Psalm 69". "This is an album very guitar. This is besides another reason for which Paul left the group. Him itself interesting more and more to the programming and to the electronic music and me orienting me towards always more of scratch, our separation became then inevitable. But it is true that "House of the Molé" can be considered as the logical consequence of "Psalm 69". For example, the opening song, No W, is in a way the continuation of N.W.O.. On this last one, one had samplé a speech of dad Bush and on this one, this is the fiston that itself there sticks there is a real link between the two. There is also it title WTV that is a continuation of TVII and TVIII (the latter is located on the max "Just One Set up" -editor's note). Indeed, one would have just as well been able to call it TVIV ". As for the symbolic one of the "W", present in each of the entitled ones of the nine pieces, it does not be necessary to be going to look for well far. "That's all agreed an allusion to our well-loved president George W. Bush. But one also there can see the initial ones of World War, of World Wide Web, brief of all this that does our world in this millennium beginning". George W. Bush, that there is, the word is loosened. For if it there has well a subject on which Al Jourgensen became inexhaustible, this of course the one of the American president, "Doubles u" (pronounce "Debya"!) as it nicknames it, and on his administration. "This guy flew the elections, left to do the war in Iraq and today it succeeded dividing the america in two. This is really a shame. And unfortunately, I believe that it completely able to iron for a second mandate. If this is the case, I leave to install myself to Canada and I swear you that I will do it!". A paradoxical position for the leader of Ministry that lives exactly to the Texas, Bush fief Junior "Frank, I have sometimes the feeling to be a military officer that would sleep well beyond its lines, straight in the camp enemy! This strange one so much more than I have a lot of friends over there that bear Bush and that do not go counts of nothing. That gives place to big discussions during which ones I try to convince them that this is an enfoiré, that it faked the elections, that it looks for his profit in all this merde and that it does not be necessary especially to reelect it, but nothing does not there do. I believe this says that a change can come thanks to the youth of this country." A change? Again it would be necessary that this youth in which Jourgensen and of others place so many hope is interested a so be little to the political one. "You know, there is at our place an association that is called PunkVoter.com. His first goal is to awaken the political consciences with many young ones that prefer to burst themselves to listen music and to go to concerts rather than to go to the ballot boxes. And I believe that this is an average voucher to attract the attention of the kids towards the political consequences that a W. reelection Bush would not lack to cause. This is for that that I supports PunkVoter.com. Besides, at the time of our next one turned to the States, there will be information stands and of discussions to which ones I will take myself leaves also often as possible. I will be even ready to sign any autograph provided that the kids promise me to be going to vote." Henceforth ridded of its drug problems, Al itself would it feel to be born engagement vague desires political? It is necessary to believe that yes if one some believes the inflammatory letter that this one addressed to Richard Hayne, founder and slave over very protested chain of stores of dress Urban Outfitters that had edited there is some months of that a t shirt proudly proclaiming that "to vote was for the old one"! Of there to consider Jourgensen as a desirous shepherd to put back its ewes in the process of "Jackasserie" in the right way, there is only a step. A step that the punk American alternate intelligentsia seems to have decided to cross preferring this time to take the bull by the horns rather than to be done a second times to gore by the cow-boy of the White House. Under the aegis of PunkVoter.com is in fact appeared some weeks ago the first volume of the compilation "Rock Against Bush". A compilation on which Ministry figures in good company since Pennywise, D.O.A., Offspring, Social Distortion, NOFX or Sum 41 between other are equally on the part If one adds thereto other organizations to the similar goal as Rock the Vote or Music for America, the legendary engagements politics of Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) with the Green Party, or the country of Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. to covet theOf California, it is striking to see to which not at all the symbolic one of the term "punk" kept all sound feels on the other side atlantic. "I believe that the American punk movement is different of the English wave of the end of the years 70. Them screamed "future no" and wanted all to destroy, while we, one does not want to destroy, but to the opposite to construct. There is the whole difference". Fresh and offended as an adolescent one, inflated to pad by this new adventure, this is a new Al Jourgensen that prepares itself to be going to defend on the roads this new album hargneux and vindictive to the title for the less énigmatique. "Indeed, the molé a Mexican sauce hyper spiced with chili that to the characteristic to be of a black oil. It was therefore a wink d' it perfect for our friends of the White House (laugh). As for the title in himself, "House of the Molé", this is an allusion to the "House of the Holy" of Led Zeppelin, the one of my favorite groups". Follower of games of words pulled by the hair (the homage to Exploited Annoy and Siolence or "Dark Side of the Spoon" for Pink Floyd), the leader of Ministry always excelled in this exercise of trains going even until to resume the improbable one (Lay Lady Lay of Dylan), see the unthinkable one (the hilarious relecture of the Da Ya Think I'm Sexy of Rod Stewart with the one of its side-projectsThe return of Da Ya Think I'm Sexy did not be frank a homage. But it appears that Rod Stewart heard it and the has well liked, then But this that is funny with this title this is that this became a true tube in the strip-tease cans to the States. I remember that once one hallucinated. One quietly was drinking a glass when suddenly one was said "Merde! This is RevCo that is passing and there is a nana that is in the process of itself désaper on our title!". It was surrealist ". And since the fellow speaks side-projects, inevitable entities in the nébuleuse Ministry, it was interesting knowledge where some were exactly Revolting Cocks, Bacon and associates. "Put to leaves RevCo and Bacon, I stopped all my other projects as 10000 Homo DJ's for example. That takes me a lot too much times and I prefer today to concentrate me on two or three things, not more. A Bacon album is in preparation and the new Revolting Cocks and finished. It will be obscene, salts, shocking and misogynous. As the others what (laugh) !!!". Sacred Al, always so mischievous! So mischievous that it not nothing found of better to joke than to organize on the official site of the group a cat with Al zawahiri, founder of the Islamic jihad egyptian and accused in the terrorist attempts of the American embassies to Dar Are Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya). "Evidently, it was for déconner In reality the cat were with me, but my patronyme "Al" suits rather well with names as Al zawahiri, Al qaida or Good Al-Zaira then of course, that did not really do to laugh the people of the FBI but I troubles. Of all manner, I believe that they have me since a small times end in their collimator, then "
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