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Big Black's Incendiary Devices

Byron Coley, LA Weekly, 15 August 1986

 

THERE ARE any number of questions that people ask about Big Black: Why does Steve Albini cut his hair with a saber saw? How do they get that Roland Drum machine to clobber harder than the ghost of Bonny John Bonham? What's that thing on Santiago Durango's head? And, most important, one question is always asked when the topic of Big Black comes up at cocktail parties, gallery openings, soirees and whatnot: Why is Albini such a big asshole?

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