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I'm convinced that Steve Albini spent the majority of the 70's locked in his bedroom at his parents' house with a record player and a mail order music catalog, storing all the bitterness acquired in junior high. The music on The Hammer Party, a collection of their earliest recordings, is so bilious, that either he was relentlessly teased in school, or he was forced to wear a chastity belt until he was 18.

The band is amazing. They have four records available:

The band has had several members, with Steve Albini as the only consistant one. When I have more time I may list them all. I must go listen to them, now.