I’ll rap your head with a ratchet – [Letters of note]

Steve Albini recorded Nirvana’s best-selling album In Utero over 20 years. This letter was written by Steve to the band just after their agreement  on his involvement.

I would like to be paid like a plumber: I do the job and you pay me what it’s worth. The record company will expect me to ask for a point or a point and a half. If we assume three million sales, that works out to 400,000 dollars or so. There’s no fucking way I would ever take that much money. I wouldn’t be able to sleep. 

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