In some circles, Steve Albini is considered a God. He is a very influential musician and recording engineer who has worked with an incredibly long list of bands and artists over the years. A small sampling of the stuff he’s worked on:

Pixies – Surfer Rosa

Nirvana – In Utero

Palace Brothers – Viva Last Blues

Jon Spenser Blues Explosion – JSBX, Acme

McLusky – McLusky Do Dallas

For interest sake a full list can be found here.

One thing most people don’t know about Steve Albini is that he is a big online poker player. So I guess in his spare time he hangs out on poker message boards. Well on 2+2 Forums he outed himself and decided to take any questions from the crowd. The result is 20 pages and growing of a great read if you want some amazing insights into his techniques and opinions on all things. Can you say time waster? Some gems:


Pro tools or logic? explain plz.

I don’t use computers to make records. I use tape machines, like nature intended. I use computers for correspondence, arguments, poker and porn.


What do you think of The Mars Volta?

I don’t think I’ve ever thought of the Mars Volta.