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    I don't think anyone has exhausted the range of sound possible in a conventional rock band, but people do become slaves to their own easiest techniques
    — Steve Albini
    tags: people 
     
    Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food
    — Steve Albini
    tags: food  encourage 
     
    In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends' bands, and in 1981, the first Big Black record - the first thing I did that was an actual record.
    — Steve Albini
    tags: friends  black 
     
    Buy groceries and feed yourself, even on the road
    — Steve Albini
    The bands that have been the most important to me, and the records that have been the most important to me as a fan, have been records that surprised me for one reason or another.
    — Steve Albini
    I'm not really interested in participating in mainstream culture. Participating in the mainstream music business is, to me, like getting involved in a racket. There's no way you can get involved in a racket and not someway be filthied by it.
    — Steve Albini
    tags: culture  music  business 
     
    We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design
    — Steve Albini
    tags: music  novel 
     
    Over the last thirty years or so, I have definitely become more enlightened about corners of the social spectrum that I had less exposure to as a young man. I've interacted with more poor people, more minorities and more sexual minorities. As you get more people from different backgrounds involved in your life, you get a broader perspective and you're less cavalier about your opinions.
    — Steve Albini
    What's the most outrageous thing I've ever done? Let's just say I don't think I've done it yet. The most outrageous thing is yet to come.
    — Steve Albini
    I wouldn't mind being taller, because when I'm in the company of people who are absurdly tall, there's something about them that I can't help admiring.
    — Steve Albini
    tags: people  help  mind  company 
     
    When people are absurdly tall, they command everyone's attention when they walk into a room. Nobody's ever dismissive of somebody for being too tall.
    — Steve Albini
    tags: people  attention 
     
    Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent, they will either eventually sign a contract that suits the label or they will be destroyed
    — Steve Albini
    tags: mistakes 
     
    I moved to Chicago in 1980 to go to college
    — Steve Albini
    tags: college 
     
    I want to be in cahoots with bands who want to make the record of their dreams.
    — Steve Albini
    tags: dreams 
     
    When I'm in a restaurant, I don't eat red meat. It doesn't taste like anything. But if a friend of mine is grilling stuff at his house, its almost always great.
    — Steve Albini
    tags: friends 
     
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