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"I Sounded Really, Like, Kind Of Pompous"
August 17, 2013 6:27 PM   Subscribe

In our past midnight conversation, Steve Albini discussed his interesting history with Kurt Cobain, his abandoned work with Fugazi, the stories behind making In Utero, the mostly good but surprisingly sad and surreal professional aftermath of making In Utero, how it might have changed his life, how the new Shellac LP’s test pressings are on route to the band, and why he doesn’t care about Breaking Bad but can tolerate The Newsroom.
posted by mannequito (10 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
He doesn’t care about Breaking Bad but can tolerate The Newsroom.

WHAT?? I always heard he was difficult and a bit of an asshole, but that takes the motherfucking CAKE.
posted by nevercalm at 6:33 PM on August 17, 2013 [15 favorites]


(oh, and excellent, listening now, thanks for posting!)
posted by nevercalm at 6:33 PM on August 17, 2013


(around the 28:00 minute mark he asks him about Courtney Love, hilarious response)
posted by mannequito at 6:41 PM on August 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Steve had better tread lightly.
posted by orme at 7:39 PM on August 17, 2013


Steve had better tread lightly.
posted by orme at 7:39 PM on August 17 [+] [!]


Steve Albini and diplomacy are like matter and antimatter.
posted by mykescipark at 7:46 PM on August 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Steve Albini and diplomacy are like matter and antimatter.

I dunno, I figure he'd play a damn good Russia.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:10 PM on August 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


national fucking treasure
posted by mintcake! at 8:04 AM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


A friend of mine wanted to make collectable Steve Albinibabies in the late nineties.
posted by WASP-12b at 9:24 AM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


When I googled Steve Albini and Courtney Love I found some good dirt but not what I was looking for. When I read the Cournty Love thing Courtney Love does the Math it looked to me like point-by-point ripoff of Steve Albini The Problem with Music but apparently he isn't very mad about that. Maybe what he wrote was so obvious that he isn't possessive about it.
posted by bukvich at 3:53 PM on August 19, 2013


Absolute Nirvana: New Steve Albini mixes push ‘In Utero’ anniversary set into essential territory
posted by homunculus at 10:09 AM on September 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


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