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Devoltchka
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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Obscure reference, but someone's gotta know....

1. is the figure maniacally gallivanting around looking like a bad cross between Adam Ant and Simon LeBon in the video for Ministry's 1983 song "revenge" longtime frontman Al Jourgensen....

here's a picture
(sorry, can't find an actual clip of the video)

and 2. is that him singing on the track??

I understand that in the early days the band flirted with synth pop and the result was an album that Al all but disowns and makes no reference to...that's forgivable, but I cannot for the life of me figure out if that is him in the video...and singing with a fake accent?? come on!

Even the native chicago ministry fans i know cannot answer this. any help is much appreciated.

[ 31. August 2005, 06:02 AM:   snopes ]

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Electrotiger
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As for the Revenge track, yeah, I'm pretty sure that's him, simulated accent and all.

Various BB postings around the net and the Wikipedia entry give no reason to think that it's not him.

As for the picture, you know, that sort of does look a little like Al... add about 30 pounds or so, slap some sunglasses on him, a doorag and cowboy hat, sideburns, and a scowl...

I could believe it.

Of course, slap some sunglasses, a doorag, cowboy hat, sideburns and a scowl on anybody and they probably would like like him.

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Devoltchka
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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Yes, though in my own defense if you've seen the video he looks about 100 times more ridiculously made up than this photo (and overacting to no end)...so kudos to him for doing a successful 180 on the 'new wave' image...if anyone can find a video still or clip for 'revenge' i'd be grateful...
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