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Steve Albini Calls Out Amanda Palmer

Posted by: Jason Tate (09/13/12)
Steve Albini has slammed Amanda Palmer for saying she couldn't afford to pay back-up musicians (after raising 1.2 million on Kickstarter). Someone may need to get Amanda some aloe for that burn ...
From the BlogI have no fundamental problem with either asking your fans to pay you to make your record or go on tour or play for free in your band or gather at a mud pit downstate and sell meth and blowjobs to each other. I wouldn't stoop to doing any of them myself, but horses for courses. The reason I don't appeal to other people in this manner is that all those things can easily pay for themselves, and I value self-sufficiency and independence, even (or especially) from an audience.

If your position is that you aren't able to figure out how to do that, that you are forced by your ignorance into pleading for donations and charity work, you are then publicly admitting you are an idiot, and demonstrably not as good at your profession as Jandek, Moondog, GG Allin, every band ever to go on tour without a slush fund or the kids who play on buckets downtown.

Pretty much everybody on earth has a threshold for how much to indulge an idiot who doesn't know how to conduct herself, and I think Ms Palmer has found her audience's threshold.
  
 
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02:10 PM on 09/13/12
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This guy seems to be pretty outspoken.

From what I know, I agree with him.
02:15 PM on 09/13/12
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Pretty much everybody on earth has a threshold for how much to indulge an idiot who doesn't know how to conduct herself, and I think Ms Palmer has found her audience's threshold.

I know nothing about this situation, but this is hysterical.
02:15 PM on 09/13/12
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damn haha, right on

predicting 100+ comment thread.
02:16 PM on 09/13/12
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I honestly don't know who this fuck is, tbh
02:20 PM on 09/13/12
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I honestly don't know who this fuck is, tbh
Me neither. I've never heard of either of them. Still, I don't know much about the music industry, but I'm pretty positive you could easily record an album, mass produce it, tour, and pay backing musicians easily and still keep about $500,000
02:20 PM on 09/13/12
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Fuck yeah, Albini
Fuck you, Palmer (1.2 mil, you D.B.)
Fuck you, lazy ass Kickstarter

Next.
02:20 PM on 09/13/12
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I know nothing about this situation, but this is hysterical.
http://www.prefixmag.com/news/amanda...up-band/69017/
02:21 PM on 09/13/12
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I honestly don't know who this fuck is, tbh
Then maybe you should go buy a Dresden Dolls album.
02:24 PM on 09/13/12
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I honestly don't know who this fuck is, tbh

Fuck that, go buy any record Steve produced. Maybe In Utero
02:25 PM on 09/13/12
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Fuck that, go buy any record Steve produced. Maybe In Utero
In utero is good. I liked it far more than never mind. Never mind is way overrated.
02:26 PM on 09/13/12
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Lol. If you don't know who Steve is as a musician. Go listen to Big Black or Shellec. If you don't know who he is as a producer, he plays scrabble and has been behind some huge albums.
02:27 PM on 09/13/12
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I don't know who's more at fault: Palmer's pathetic fans or Palmer's total exploitation of her fan based and general dumbfuckery of her touring band "dilemma."

Probably both
02:28 PM on 09/13/12
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Lol. If you don't know who Steve is as a musician. Go listen to Big Black or Shellec. If you don't know who he is as a producer, he plays scrabble and has been behind some huge albums.

Scrabble : LOL Cloud Nothings
02:29 PM on 09/13/12
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In utero is good. I liked it far more than never mind. Never mind is way overrated.

He's produced many many records and played on a lot too. Adam mentioned two.
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