Those of us who listen to, and support Odd Future know that their music is some of the most gritty, raw, curse-riddled music thats hit the airwaves in quite some time. Their ‘not give a flying fuck’, skater attitude is not greatly accepted by everyone. Most recently, former Nirvana and Pixies producer Steve Albini.
While touring with his band in Barçelona, Albini was in this case, unfortunate enough to share a bus with the California collective. After the unpleasant encounter, the producer took to the world wide web to express his displeasure with the wolves. Going on to say,
“I spent about 40 minutes with these little pricks at the end of May and I haven’t wanted to strangle anybody that much in a real long time. My band shared an airport shuttle with them in Barcelona. They piled onto the shuttle late, niggering everything in sight, motherfucking the driver, boasting into the air unbidden about getting their dicks sucked and calling everyone in the area a faggot. A female passenger tried to engage one of them in conversation, but he just stared at her with a dead-to-me stare while his seatmate flipped double birds in her face.
I am well aware good people can make ugly art and that ugly people can make good art. I am one hundred percent behind Odd Future’s right to rap about what they wanna rap about, but they go out of their way to make it clear that this is not a case of regular people making music about assholes, but assholes making music about being assholes.