Over the last nine months or so, Twitter followers of the group members or even those with a bit of a passing interest in music would have come to the conclusion that hip hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All are a bunch of little shits. They’re rude, aggressive, misogynist, homophobic and none of it is particularly clever or funny. Well, legendary producer and member of Big Black and Shellac, Steve Albini certainly thinks so too. Although he didn’t mention specific names, he had to endure them sharing an airport transfer with him where they smoked dope, swore like sailors and gave the one fingered salute to other passengers.
Writing on the message board for Electrical Audio, the Chicago recording studio he owns, he ranted about the group’s behaviour. Considering he’s played in some pretty obnoxious bands in the past, as well as producing Nirvana, the Pixies and PJ Harvey and no doubt seen some petulant behaviour, clearly OFWKTA take the cake. He said:
My band shared an airport shuttle with them in Barcelona. They piled onto the shuttle late, after finally getting corralled by their minder, who was nursing a head wound with an ice bag wrapped in a towel. They piled in, 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. Then one of them lit a joint (or a pipe, I didn’t look) and told the driver to shut the fuck up nigger and smoked it anyway. 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.
The whole trip they complained about not being at a McDonalds and repeatedly shouted for the motherfucker to pull over so they could get some fucking McDonalds nigger. Interspersed with the McDonalds requests were shouted boasts about how often they masturbated and fucked bitches nigger and got paid like a motherfucker fifty grand like a motherfucker. They continued complaining that the trip was taking too long and insisted they be fed immediately all the way to the airport, where their minder presumably fed them.