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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Steve Albini Interviewed in GQ Magazine

GQ Magazine has just posted an interview with Shellac mainman Steve Albini. The focus of the interview is on Steve's views on the state of the music business and how record production/distribution is radically changing. Click through on the link to read the full interview.

For anyone who thinks that that talking with GQ means Steve is softening on corporate mainstream culture, here is how he ended the interview:

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.

Steve Albini Interviewed in GQ Magazine