Of all the things included in the new 20th anniversary box set for Nirvana’s In Utero (which Tom wrote extensively about earlier this month) this might be the most fascinating. Included in the box is a reprinting of In Utero producer Steve Albini’s four-page letter. This is the same letter that was alluded to in the recent NPR interview with Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl where Albini wrote them:
“I think the very best thing you could do at this point is exactly what you’re talking about doing: bang a record out in a couple of days with high quality but minimal production, no interference from the front-office bulletheads. If that is indeed what you want to do, I would love to be involved.”
Now you can read the entire four-page letter below which concludes with the quintessentially Steve Albini line: “If a record takes more than a week to make, somebody’s fucking up,” along with a pleasant pic of Steve with his shoes on fire. Read it below.