Posts Tagged ‘Steve Albini’

Steve Albini….

October 6, 2010

Here’s a quote by Albini featured in GQ magazine and also on Pitchfork‘s website.
First here’s what Steve says about Sonic Youth: “I don’t know the exact circumstances of Sonic Youth’s decision… A lot of that stuff was offensive to me and I saw it as a sellout and a corruption of a perfectly valid, well-oiled music scene. Sonic Youth… chose to join the mainstream culture and become a foot soldier for that culture’s encroachment into my neck of the woods by acting as scouts. I thought it was crass and I thought it reflected poorly on them. I still consider them friends and their music has its own integrity, but that kind of behavior– I can’t say that I think it’s not embarrassing for them. I think they should be embarrassed about it.” OUCH!!!

GQ also asked: “How would you describe your fashion?” He answered: “I think fashion is repulsive. The whole idea that someone else can make clothing that is supposed to be in style and make other people look good is ridiculous. It sickens me to think that there is an industry that plays to the low self-esteem of the general public. I would like the fashion industry to collapse. I think it plays to the most superficial, most insecure parts of human nature. I hope GQ as a magazine fails. I hope that all of these people who make a living by looking pretty are eventually made destitute or forced to do something of substance. At least pornography has a function.”

I guess he doesn’t like urban outfitters or the fact that Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon has a fashion line featured there.
Read the whole interview in GQ here.

Kim Gordon’s Panties

March 16, 2009

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon is so cool that Steve Albini’s band-Rapeman recorded a song called “Kim Gordon’s Panties”, and now she went out and started her own clothing line called mirror/dash. I had to tie myself down to prevent online-purchasing her Coat and the collection at Urban Outfitters. I’m sitting here in a cold sweat annoyed that I’m so broke that I can’t even buy her cute tee.

You can see the collection here at Urban Outfitters.

On a side note, Me and Gordon should be best friends. Why? Because she lived in Rochester NY (even if it was only for a short time), which is where I grew up.

I’d like to have a beer with…

February 1, 2009

Polly Jean Harvey

She’s an interesting chic. She’s private, rock’s harder than any woman in music, and seems to do her art just to create something that pleases her. In the few interviews that she has done she appears quiet, soft spoken, and maybe a little awkward. However, when she’s onstage she’s a totally different woman.

I’ve included my favorite video by her below and an interview that exemplifies what I stated above. I really don’t know why I like this music video so much. I love the song on her 1993 release Rid of Me. I also like that Steve Albini produced this album, I think the way he helped her sound so raw like you were in the room with her and her band, is perfect. I think this video complements that nicely.

Here’s a short interview with Polly.