Steve Albini slams Odd Future
The world’s best recorder of bands, Steve Albini, has taken to his studio’s website to slam rap group Odd Future.
After sharing a minibus with the band after Primavera festival in Spain where Shellac were on the bill with Odd Future, Albini was moved to write the following about them on his studio’s Electrical Audio website.
‘I spent about 40 minutes with these little pricks at the end of May and I haven’t wanted to strangle anybody that much in a real long time. My band shared an airport shuttle with them in Barcelona. They piled onto the shuttle late, niggering everything in sight, motherfucking the driver, boasting into the air unbidden about getting their dicks sucked and calling everyone in the area a faggot. A female passenger tried to engage one of them in conversation, but he just stared at her with a dead-to-me stare while his seatmate flipped double birds in her face.
I am well aware good people can make ugly art and that ugly people can make good art. I am one hundred percent behind Odd Future’s right to rap about what they wanna rap about, but they go out of their way to make it clear that this is not a case of regular people making music about assholes, but assholes making music about being assholes.’