Harvey chose recording engineer Steve Albini to produce Rid of Me, and by this time Albini had already earned a reputation – through his work with bands such as the Pixies, Slint, and The Jesus Lizard – for his ability to capture the raw immediacy of an artist’s performance with a direct an uncompromising approach in the studio.  And so, over a two-week period in late ’92, at Pachyderm Studios in Minnesota – the same studio where Nirvana would record In Utero, also produced by Albini, a few months later – work on recording Rid of Me was started and completed, with most of the album laid down over a three-day period.

This is an extract from an article originally published on the 17th September 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.


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