Favorite Record Producers #9 - Steve Albini

@teamfreak16 (41175)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
February 16, 2018 1:02am CST
Continuing my celebration of record producers, who make the music that I love sound the way it does. We are at #9 in the countdown: Steve Albini. While he has been the guiding force behind critically acclaimed alternative bands Big Black (one of my favorites,) Rapeman, Flour, and Shellac, Steve Albini is probably best known as a record producer and sound engineer (he dislikes the title "record producer," preferring to be called an "audio engineer." In fact, when serving as "producer," the man would rather not receive credit in the album's liner notes as such, preferring to be credited as "recording engineer.") He is the owner of the Chicago recording studio, Electrical Audio, and estimates that he has worked on approximately 1500 albums. While mainstream listeners have more than likely not heard of the majority of those records, some of the notable albums produced by Albini include Surfer Rosa by the Pixies, Point #1 by Chevelle, In Utero by Nirvana, Things We Lost in the Fire by Low, Rid of Me by PJ Harvey, Razorblade Suitcase by Bush, Rockford by Cheap Trick, Seamonsters by The Wedding Present, and Pod by The Breeders. In addition to his duties as a record producer/sound engineer, Steve Albini is also a music journalist and food blogger. (Fun Fact: Albini placed 12th at the 2013 World Series of Poker Seniors Championship.) (1500 records info verified by Wikipedia)
the two songs now as one...plays better together i think i dont own either of the songs
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@FayeHazel (19053)
• United States
16 Feb
Oh so true, those behind the scenes people are really important
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb
They make all the difference in the world.
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@FayeHazel (19053)
• United States
21 Feb
@teamfreak16 So true there. Also effects on the instruments and voice -- sometimes the real thing sounds way different
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@FourWalls (14639)
• United States
16 Feb
You left off Robbie Fulks!!!! He produced Robbie's last two albums, too!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb
Really? I didn't know that.
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@JohnRoberts (61074)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Feb
I am not familiar with Albini's name.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb
Do you remember Big Black? Not sure if KROQ would have played this, but it's my favorite by them.
Provided to YouTube by BWSCD, Inc. Kerosene · Big Black Atomizer (Remastered) ? 1992 Touch and Go Records Released on: 1985-06-01 Music Publisher: Big Black ...
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@TRBRocks420 (80990)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Feb
A lot of good albums there. I had the Nirvana and, chevelle albums.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb
I love that Chevelle album.
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@crossbones27 (20780)
• Redlands, California
16 Feb
Did not know all of that and this is one of my favorite bands of 2000 or after being they came out after 2000. They really good and remember telling my girlfriend that, but not even the band could save that.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Feb
I saw them open for Type O Negative. That was a great show.
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• Redlands, California
16 Feb
@teamfreak16 Now I am jealous. Jerk. Actually pretty awesome not many can say they saw both now considering type o not able to make music anymore. Cherish that brother.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Feb
@crossbones27 - I am definitely glad I got to see them. It was the October Rust tour. I still miss Peter.
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• Preston, England
20 Feb
I really love P J Harvey
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb
I do too. She is awesome.
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@Prdhan (603)
17 Feb
I know him.Your speech is right.I like him.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb
Sweet! Always nice to hear.
@JolietJake (51116)
• United States
16 Feb
I've seen his name here and there throughout the years
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb
He does pop up a lot, although mostly in alternative music.
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