Shellac's first three singles (especially Uranus) suggested that Steve Albini was moving into more subtle and dynamic territory after the musical and lyrical brutality of Big Black and Rapeman, but the group's first full-length album, At Action Park, proved that the misanthropic noisemaker responsible for Atomizer and Songs About Fucking was still very much present. "My Black Ass," "Dog and Pony Show," and "Il Porno Star" revealed Albini was still obsessed with sex, violence, and anti-social behavior, and the hard, metallic guitar figures of "Pull the Cup" and "Song of the Minerals" were as uncompromisingly abrasive a... + INFO
This is SHELLAC's fifth LP. Recording took place sporadically over the past few years at Steve's ELECTRICAL AUDIO studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at ABBEY ROAD. There is no comma in "Dude Incredible"; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for example. PACKAGING The LP version of "Dude Incredible" includes a CD of the full album and comes packaged in a chipboard album jacket with two high gloss, full color monkeys on the front cover.QC Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac. The LP was mastered entirely in the analog domain, using the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) process. The LPs are b... + INFO
Unlike most celebrated independent bands, the three members of Shellac have made it clear they have no desire to turn the band into a full-time job and accept the attendant financial and professional compromises that would come with that, so while the seven-year wait between Shellac's third album, 1000 Hurts, and 2007's Excellent Italian Greyhound may have seemed interminable to their fans, for Shellac it was doubtless seen as business as usual, simply waiting until they had material they liked and the time seemed right before presenting it to the public. And on the surface, Excellent Italian Greyhound does sound like... + INFO
This record is a collection of the band-s two Peel sessions including their 2004 live set in front of a small *lucky( audience. Full of alternative versions of tracks you now know and love, the band were known for testing out future material on these sessions. Essential.
'Italian Platinum' was the eighth full-length album released by alternative indie rock band (2002). It is the band's third album released on Touch and Go Records. Like their previous album 'Lifestyle', Steve Albini and his girlfriend Heather Whinna recorded and produced the album respectively. Matt Kadane from Bedhead and The New Year played keyboards on this album.