Steve Albini, producer, guitarist
Guitarist ~ Producer
birth name: Steven Frank Albini

Steve Albini

July 22, 1962, Pasadena, CA

One of the most visible producers in the alternative rock underground. ~ Allmusic: Steve Albini ~ retrieved July 23, 2015 © Allmusic

Even though he's something of a legendary figure on the rock underground, Albini has risen above ground level enough times to stir up a little controversy. As a Chicago-based musician, Albini led the confrontational and, some would say, unlistenable Big Black during the '80s. In the '90s, Shellac - a little more user friendly band - was his main outlet. But it's as a recording engineer that Steve Albini has really made his name. A quick look through his credits is impressive: The Pixies' Surfer Rosa (1988), The Breeders' Pod (1990), Helmet's Meantime (1992), Nirvana's In Utero (1993), PJ Harvey's Rid of Me (1993), Palace Music's Viva Last Blues (1995), Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Acme (1998) and Low's Secret Name (1999). And that was all across just one decade. ~ Steve Albini Is Hardcore ~ September 13, 2012 ©

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July 22, 1972 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (8) Gilbert O'Sullivan, Alone Again (Naturally) ~ #2 (2) Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, Too Late To Turn Back Now ~ #1 (1) Bill Withers, Lean On Me


Steve Albini ~ Ranked #24 SPIN 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time in 2012 ~ “I am a bit of a guitar cripple,” Albini said in 1988. “I’m limited to making noises.” Crippled or not, his noises remain unlike any other’s. ~ 2012 © SPIN

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Nirvana ~ In Utero (1993) ~ Ranked #435 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Geffen asked them to clean up some of the results, and you can hear the tension in white-noise ruckus like ‘Serve the Servants.’ ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

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