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How I Got That Sound: Steve Albini

The Jesus Lizard ‘Seasick’ By Joe Matera
Published July 2021

Producer/engineer Steve Albini with the microphone he used for the 'Seasick' sound.

In the first episode of a new column, we asked Steve Albini to choose a favourite sound from his huge back catalogue and explain how it was created.

Producer, engineer, musician and owner of Electrical Audio in Chicago, Steve Albini has engineered more than 1500 recordings with artists ranging from Nirvana and Manic Street Preachers to the Wedding Present and PJ Harvey. In the first episode of a new column, we asked Steve to choose a favourite sound from his huge back catalogue and explain how it was created. Steve nominated the lead vocal on ‘Seasick’, from the Jesus Lizard’s 1991 album Goat.

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