STEVE ALBINI

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That's awesome.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 14:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://twitpic.com/gnu7p

lol-qaeda (am0n), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 14:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

I guess my core idea of "Albini-isms" is colored by all the homophobic shit he said in interviews in the '80s, y'know, when that was still cool.

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 14:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

i was going to say "honestly more concerned about 40-something musicians determined to give lady gaga a fair shake" but then Morbz had to go and mention albini's less charming pigfuckery

da croupier, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 14:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

I also don't think you get to play Chief Justice of Music when you produce Bush etc.

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 14:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

he did the nicest, most awesome thing for my friends who are huge shellac fans and was super gracious and nice and polite that I see him alot differently

― the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, October 4, 2011 10:00 AM (57 minutes ago) Bookmark

details on this?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 14:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

apparently he took the money from bush and gave it to poor mathcore bands or something

da croupier, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 14:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

See I didn't become aware of Albini until the 90s, so I missed out on all those *charming* 80s years.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 15:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost cad:

not really my story to tell i guess? maybe i shouldn't have brought it up, but either way left a lasting impression

know ppl that recorded w/him as well and also their impressions seemed at odds w/his public image as an asshole

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 15:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

I also don't think you get to play Chief Justice of Music when you produce Bush etc.

― incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 14:57 (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

how about 'expressing an opinion in response to a question asked to you by someone conducting a pre-arranged interview', do you get to do that

the green manalishi (with the big boobies) (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

what is it with people's apparent inability to distinguish between the above and someone calling a press conference to announce their views to the assembled media

the green manalishi (with the big boobies) (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

ppl should turn down interviews when they have nothing to say (99% of everybody)

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

surely what they have to say is dependent on the questions that they get asked, unless you're suggesting that they be vetted prior to the interview

the green manalishi (with the big boobies) (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

*grabs coat, trots to door, SLAM*

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

kinda amazed people are still trotting out this "I can't BELIEVE you've never been heard/seen [insert pop star]" canard

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

been

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Normally I'd otm you Shakey Mo, but not in this case. It seems like Albini spends a fair amount of time on the internet, which makes it really hard for me to believe he's never encountered Gaga. Considering every fucking site on the net, up to the most highminded highbrow sites, has a thinkpiece on her. I just don't buy it here.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

jon you understand that most thinkpieces don't have mp3s attached to them???

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

and albini doesn't strike me as the kind of guy to read think pieces

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

He said he also wouldn't know what she looked like which, tbh, is the part I have trouble with. I find it easier to believe he's never knowingly heard her.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

That does seem sorta implausible (and not because their are thinkpieces about her, but because there are a lot of pics of her about.)

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

we should go to his website and FLOOD his message board with pictures of lady gaga! that'll show him!

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

jon - ultimately who cares?

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 16:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

I also don't think you get to play Chief Justice of Music when you produce Bush etc.

― incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, October 4, 2011 10:57 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Steve Albini is fairly shameless about being a "if there's money, I'll do it" kind of producer wrt bands of which he's not necessarily fond.

Logg \ O / Logg (crüt), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

He's not a producer, he's an engineer.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Come on, that could be said about any of the minutia discussed ad infintum on this entire board. There's about 1000 other examples all over ILM of "OMG artist X said THIS crazy thing about pop culture", I'm not sure why this one is suddenly ranking. I wasn't intending to turn this into some 2-day discussion or w/e, I just thought it came across as a smug, bullshit pose.

(xxpost)

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

"rankling"

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

kind of want Gaga to cover "Kerosene" now

the tax avocado (DJP), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

or maybe "Things To Do Today"

the tax avocado (DJP), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

From the Sunday matinee Shellac Q and A:

Kim Deal or Kim Gordon?

For what purpose?

Ah, the LOLs we had.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

gaaaaaaggaagaaaagaaagagaaagagagagagagaaaaa NOTHING TO DO BUT SIT AROUND AT HOME SIT AROUND AT HOME AND STARE AT THE WALLS STARE AT EACH OTHER AND WAIT TILL WE DIE STARE AT EACH OTHER AND WAIT TILL WE DIE gaaaa gaaa gaa ga ga ra ra ra il y kerosene

Logg \ O / Logg (crüt), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

I support this ^

Logg \ O / Logg (crüt), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

i mean, i suspect he's kinda bending the truth about not knowing what she looks like but who knows? i bet my mom doesn't know what she looks like, i bet other ppl i know don't know what she looks like

it's not that hard to not know things

i believe that he's not heard her

tbh the first time i heard "poker face" was some youtube of chris daughtry from american idol covering it

then i was like damn daughtry's giving gaga props, time for a thinkpiece, shit just got real

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

then i was like damn daughtry's giving gaga props, time for a thinkpiece, shit just got real

IRL LOL

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 20:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Steve Albini is fairly shameless about being a "if there's money, I'll do it" kind of producer wrt bands of which he's not necessarily fond.

this isn't his position - his position is "I am an engineer; anybody can hire me to do what I do, I'm like a mechanic." he charges the same, whoever he's recording, and he doesn't care what kind of music he's recording, he doesn't consider engineering a visionary art like somebody like Lanois does.

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 20:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

my mechanic only works on cars he respects on an aesthetic level

tylerw, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 20:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

must confess i also haven't heard a note of actual gaga or recognize what gaga looks like
but this is what i imagine her to look like:

(that's a chicken drumstick on her head)

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

so... you think Lady Gaga looks like a character from Squidbillies?

the tax avocado (DJP), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

is it that far off?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

not really, no

the tax avocado (DJP), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is what i imagine bonnie prince billy looks like:

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

His dad is a french tickler?

master musicians of jamiroquai (NickB), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost I bet Lanois is a lot more hands off a producer than many people peg him for. Lots of his stuff (Peter Gabriel aside) is just people together in a room. Even a lot of his fabled sound is mostly just small old school amps cranked up, the odd delay pedal aside.

Anyway. Albini I imagine will pretty much do anything anyone asks him to in the studio. I doubt many people come and ask him to do stuff with drum machines, synths and sequences, though. He also has a pretty well established sliding scale, in that the more money a label has, the more he charges. Punk bands from podunk don't pay much at all. In many other regards, his infamous persona and reputation is pretty overblown. In my limited experience, he's a nice, hard-working guy.And like Ian MacKaye, he'll pick up the phone when you call.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 22:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

braggin'

dangobro (D-40), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

He himself had a pretty good drum machine band once upon a time iirc.

master musicians of jamiroquai (NickB), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 22:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

today i was listening to that Jarvis Cocker record he did, which is great and has a bit of synths and loops and stuff

Am the ship hence S.O.M.E. (some dude), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 22:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

tbf the guy seemed insufferable with all those dick-waving Forced Exposure articles

Master of Treacle, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 22:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

on ILM of all places people should understand that it's possible for someone to be really snarky and aggressive when writing about music online or being interviewed about music and yet a perfectly nice guy irl when dealing with people face to face about regular stuff

Am the ship hence S.O.M.E. (some dude), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 22:28 (3 years ago) Permalink


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