Day: April 3, 2020

Ep150: Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black, Rapeman)Ep150: Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black, Rapeman)

Steve Albini

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For the 150th episode, one of our favorite guests is back, the unmistakable and always interesting Mr. Steve Albini.

-Making ends meet in the age of quarantine.
-The American Health Care system
-The slow escalation of risk with a midwest Shellac tour
-Playing new songs live, 1/3 of the set is unreleased stuff.
-Live experience vs. vegas stage show (the art of surprise and stage expectations)
-Billiard Player Song and live evolution of songs
-Cheap Trick vs. the Ex
-Do the internal meanings of the songs change.
-Old songs
-Accountability for song content/flawed thinking
-Culpability v/ doubling down on dickery.
-Jokes vs. just being a jerk (comedians)
-Big Black art aesthetic (it was cheaper!)
-Big Black: Jordan, Minnesota
-Big Black: Seth (his DOG hated black people…)(race in America and privilege)
-The Mentors
-The name of the band Rapeman
-Rapeman: “I have not been held to account”
-Blitz tattoos.
-Dave Riley of Big Black remembered
-The Girl on the Third Floor soundtrack (with Tim Midget and Helen Money)
-The End of Radio Peel sessions