Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen’s Country Side Project, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Streams New Album
Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, the psycho-country alter-ego of Ministry founder Al Jourgensen, will release their long-awaited debut album, Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free, on January 17. But Uncle Al and cohorts–including Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Tony Campos (Static-X), and Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis)–are happy to give you an exclusive sneak preview at the entire record below. Crank up the volume, read what Jourgensen has to say about the album, and let us know what you think in the comments.
REVOLVER What possessed you to write a “cowboy-core” album even before bringing back Ministry for this March’s reunion record, Relapse?
AL JOURGENSEN I’ve been promising fans a country record for 30 years, so after I got out of the hospital [read about Jourgensen's near-death experience here] and back in the studio, I made Buck Satan my first priority. I just decided I needed to do this in case I had another [health] freak out.
Were the musicians you worked with schooled in country rock?
No way, man. I hired a fiddle player who canceled out on me, so we ended up getting these girls from Houston who play in a symphony and have never done country. Mikey and I were the only ones who knew anything about country, so it was really a case of the blind leading the blind, and that’s what makes it sound different. It’s like this stoner country record that’s perfect for sitting back, lighting up a big fatty, and listening to on headphones.