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The Hard Golden Tone of Shellac: An Interview with Steve Albini

Ian Christe, Warp, 1994

MICROPHONE CONNOISSEUR and billiardsman Steve Albini has recorded albums for the Pixies, Nirvana, the Jesus Lizard, and PJ Harvey. He doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut, so he’s lost work for commenting pointedly on sleaze in the music business. In the high-quality ultramodern band Shellac, he plays guitar and sings, Todd Trainer plays drums, and fellow recording ace Bob Weston plays the bass.

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