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Steve Albini

Read through the most famous quotes from Steve Albini

Know what you're trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture.

— Steve Albini

#before #blindfolded #enlightening #know #more

Find people who think like you and stick with them. Make only music you are passionate about. Work only with people you like and trust. Don't sign anything.

— Steve Albini

#anything #find #like #make #music

A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences.

— Steve Albini

#experiences #fondly #formative #important #intuitively

Buy groceries and feed yourself, even on the road.

— Steve Albini

#even #feed #groceries #road #yourself

By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum.

— Steve Albini

#enough #industry #music #music industry #now

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.

— Steve Albini

#conventional wisdom #doubt #experiment #reason #unless

For less than the cost of a Big Mac, fries and a Coke, you can buy a loaf of fresh bread and some good cheese or roast beef, which you will enjoy much more.

— Steve Albini

#big #big mac #bread #buy #cheese

I don't think anyone has exhausted the range of sound possible in a conventional rock band, but people do become slaves to their own easiest techniques.

— Steve Albini

#band #become #conventional #easiest #exhausted

I moved to Chicago in 1980 to go to college.

— Steve Albini

#college #go #i #moved

I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else.

— Steve Albini

#being #busy #delusion #doing #else

About Steve Albini

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As an artist

Big Black (1982–1987)
In 1982 Albini formed Big Black and recorded the Lungs EP. Rapeman (1987–1988)
Albini went on to form the controversially named Rapeman in 1988 with former members of Scratch Acid Rey Washam (later of Didjits) and David Wm. Albini has recently succumbed to technological pressure of modern recording as his Electrical Audio Studios has installed their first digital setup for recording although Electrical Audio engineer Greg Norman has stated that Albini refuses to use or even talk about the digital setup at the studios.

He is the founder owner and engineer of Electrical Audio a recording studio complex located in Chicago and has worked with musical acts such as Sparklehorse Nirvana The Stooges Slint Pixies Jawbreaker Manic Street Preachers Cheap Trick Neurosis PJ Harvey The Jesus Lizard Om Whitehouse Bush mclusky Electrelane Thom Bowden and Scrawl among others. He was a member of Big Black Rapeman and Flour and is currently a member of Shellac.

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