Wait: Al Jourgensen of Ministry recorded a soft drink commercial?

Long before the stigma of selling out over licensing music to TV commercials died away, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen was making money by writing jingles.

In the early 80s, Ministry was still a struggling act with Uncle Al having to find side gigs to make ends meet. One of his jobs was writing jingles for television and radio “to help support our drug habits, pay the rent, and feed the baby.”

The contract was with an agency called Huffy. This was one of his creations.

(Via Boing Boing)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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