” 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. “


” 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. “


” 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. “


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


” Buy groceries and feed yourself, even on the road. “


” As a recording engineer – someone who is deeply embroiled in the process of making records every day – you see trends and fads run through the social organization of the population of musicians in the same way that they would run through a high school. “


” You see something happen to a population whereby everyone adopts something that’s just preposterous in a way that makes it normal instantly. If any one person prior to the rash of puka shells, for example, was seen wearing puka shells, he would look like an idiot. But when everyone is wearing them, it instantly makes them normal. “


” I’m not really interested in participating in mainstream culture. Participating in the mainstream music business is, to me, like getting involved in a racket. There’s no way you can get involved in a racket and not someway be filthied by it. “


” Shellac was asked to do a recreation of our first album, but we’ve always been a band that improvised our sets. That’s critical to the way that we function on stage. Whatever the mood takes us on stage can vary from night to night with what you feel like playing. “



All 9 Steve Albini Quotes about You in picture


Know what you
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.
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
Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
Buy groceries and feed yourself, even on the road.
As a recording engineer - someone who is deeply embroiled in the process of making records every day - you see trends and fads run through the social organization of the population of musicians in the same way that they would run through a high school.
You see something happen to a population whereby everyone adopts something that
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Shellac was asked to do a recreation of our first album, but we

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