Steve Albini was a star in many folks eyes long before Nirvana came knocking. He would be a legend for just Big Black, regardless of the his production, sorry egineering skills. On top of this, he is also one of the most challenging yet thought provoking guys out there with his opinions on all things associated with music and the industry that surrounds it. This essay appeared in 1993 and gives a vivid account of the treacherous industry of music. A must read for anyone who has misplaced aspirations of getting 'signed'.