Jake LaCaze

Jake LaCaze

I just heard the news that Steve Albini passed away a couple days ago.

Albini has always had a special place in my heart for producing Pixies' Surfer Rosa.

Surfer Rosa was one of those albums that blew my young mind. I later realized that one of my favorite parts of it was its simplicity. Albini didn’t typically allow overdubs. The drums were loud. The album was pretty much a live album.

I told my cousin just last week that if I ever had a band, I’d want to record an album with Steve Albini just to know what my band was truly worth.

It’s hard not to feel a bit like ‘the end of an era’ today.

Thanks for the tunes, Steve.

P.S. Nirvana’s In Utero > Nevermind–no contest