Steve Albini

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Steve Albini - frontman for Big Black and mega recording engineer. Short info for now...


  • Born July 22, 1962 in Pasadena California
  • Grew up mostly in Montana
  • Moved to Chicago/Evanston in June 1980 to attend Northwestern
  • Frontman for Big Black, one of the bands responsible for the formation of punk and industrial music in Chicago
  • Former member of Rapeman, Just Ducky (Montana), Flour, Small Irregular Pieces of Aluminum and Stations, and, according to wikipedia "another band that record label Touch and Go/Quarterstick Records explained "he [Albini] is paying us not to mention."
  • Played bass on Pegboy's Fore EP
  • Current Member of Shellac
  • Quit his day job in 1986 and created a studio in his house. This was the first time he started charging for recording bands and for his time.
  • In 1995, he moved his studio out of his house, creating Electrical Audio
  • Recorded, produced and engineered many early Chicago punk bands including Naked Raygun
  • Went on to national notoriety after producing bands such as Sonic Youth and Nirvana.
  • Continues to play with the reunited Big Black and Shellac
  • Records bands on a sliding scale
  • Does not turn bands away based on lack of notoriety or money, but more on passion and dedication.



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