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Ep021: Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black, Engineer)

04-09-2014

Ep021: Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black, Engineer)

We speak with the one and only Steve Albini, pretty cool. Drive Like Jehu show recap and a whole lotta great talkin’ get into it.

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:02:20 Welcome to one and all. Don’t leave your drugs scattered about. Rhymes with Gandolfino. Whippets with protonic reversal.

00:05:50 The Bismarck – Necklace of Human Dicks
00:09:21 Shellac – Copper

00:11:08 Candy necklaces and human dicks, coffee, Shellac – Breaking the Silence, and breaking the glass, the dicks of hazard, Frente! (yes Frente!), Drive Like Jehu / Spreckels Organ recap, reunions that are not cash ins but instead build community.

00:21:30 Drive Like Jehu – If It Kills You
00:28:42 Shellac – The Guy Who Invented Fire

00:30:15 Steve Albini
Radio stations and ambient noise, Hearing the character of the neighborhood in the show, being a punk rock guru and answering questions, John Grabski III and the story of Teeth: a man with cancer who made the record he always wanted to make. That just so happened to be about his fight with cancer, the second Teeth record, The self policing PRF (Electrical Audio Forum), service industry, Spotify/Sleepify, pay to stream models, instant availability and constant present tense, the democratization of distribution, the statistical unlikeliness of a good band from Florida, finding an audience post-mortem, “classic DATs”, a typical Steve Albini day. work, sleep, wife and a few indulgences. longevity vs. productivity, DUDE INCREDIBLE, if the process is so slow, why not put out singles?, The people’s microphone, the song and concept. Surveyors. working knowledge of the land. The End of Radio – explained, perspective and evolution, younger generations, retrospection, etc. Nina Nastasia, listener fatigue from engineering, Cigar Aficionado and Guitar Aficionado magazines, heated walkways, Don’t quit.

01:40:42 Shellac – Steady As She Goes
01:44:45 Shellac – Wingwalker
01:49:37 Shellac – Spoke

01:51:04 Call from “Steve Albini”, always take the points.

01:52:04 Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

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