Rest in Peace John Grabski III

Last November I met John Grabski III, who was in town recording an album (as “Teeth”) with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio. I was planning on waiting until the record was pressed to post the photos, but I just heard the terrible news that he died (I’m not yet exactly sure when–sometime in the last few days). He had long known that he had cancer and didn’t have long to live, but nonetheless this came as a shock. I was looking forward to meeting him again and talking to him about the finished record. I only spent a couple hours with him but he made quite an impression in that short time. The record, called “The Strain,” is here.

John Grabski III at Electrical Audio in Chicago. Photo by Jim Newberry.
John Grabski III at Electrical Audio in Chicago. Photo by Jim Newberry.
Steve Albini and John Grabski III at Electrical Audio. Photo by Jim Newberry.