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Steve Albini Lays Into Odd Future
The Quietus , August 10th, 2011 08:52

Shellac guitarist hits out at attention-seeking hip-hop crew

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Some of the mostly-teenage, mega-hyped hip-hop collective Odd Future's associates are making great music (stand up and collect your awards, Frank Ocean and Mellowhype), and others certainly have the potential (take a bow, Earl Sweatshirt), but on the whole they've hardly made the best first impression over the last six months. In particular, chronic attention-seeker and de facto leader Tyler, The Creator's sweary, offensive-for-the-sake-of-offensive antics have left a long trail of mild to moderate annoyance in their wake.

The latest victim is Shellac guitarist and producer of some considerable note Steve Albini, who with characteristic verbal delicacy has slammed the group for being 'assholes making music about being assholes'.

'I spent about 40 minutes with these little pricks at the end of May', he wrote on the form of his Electrical Studio site, "and I haven't wanted to strangle anybody that much in a real long time. My band shared a 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.'

In other Odd Future news, the collective are apparently planning to release their first book, entitled Golf Wang, in November. It will feature photography, design and writing from the group and their associates.

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