LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge"

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This is a track I feel like everyone has been talking about but I can't find a thread. Tim wrote a nice piece on Skykicking, but I'm wondering what everone else thinks.

Seriously fun music & probably my favorite single of this year. Is the B-side just as good? What else have these guys put out?

Mark, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

New answers more relevant than the old answers.

Mark, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

The lyrics are funny, the beat isn't as good as I was hoping, and it goes on a couple of minutes too long. But I like it.

Tom, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm looking all over the Internet for info on this song or the record label (dfa records), and I can't find anything. Is there anyone who can point me to a web site or something helpful like that? I really want to hear the song.

John S., Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

I disagree about the length of the track -- but I'm somebody who, when a song consists of a long build to a single peak, likes to to delay the payoff as long as possible. I'm not sure that singing at the end would sound as good 4 minutes in.

It is kind of the the ultimate track in terms of Song as Music Criticism -- very funny references, and one that only serious music geeks could understand (not many know what would be great about seeing Can in Cologne in 1968).

Mark, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

1st part - vocals are so Fall but the soniX of the beat are modern/fuzz/casio --> 2nd part REVERSES this --> vocals become dancey and the beat becomes rock n roll - I fink it's KEEN

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

The guy behind it is apparently the producer of The Rapture's "House Of Jealous Lovers", which is *my* favourite single of the year (or well up there anyway) (and no I don't care if it was last year: my edge is long gone).

Tom, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

that new Juan McLean 12" on DFA is pretty damn great as well; have you heard that yet Tom?

M Matos, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

I love it but I was pissed off nobody noticed I quoted it when I was impersonating Jade from BB3 in another thread.

I also got completely tied in knots trying to describe it as retro/not retro and old/not old, I'd have another go at categorising it but frankly, its not a pretty sight.

Oh OK then. Anyone remember 'Malcolm X No Sell Out'?

Alexander Blair, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Retro (Not Retro) is the perfect name for this whole uber-movement (the feeling that everything we've been discussing most here on ILM is somehow part of the Same Thing) - cheers Alexander!

Tom, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

It brings me great satisfaction that, as a precocious young music nerd, I get all the jokes.

Keiko, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

the second song on the LCD promo (name of the track is escaping me) is a little better than "Loosing My Edge." Its got a rad jungle beat to it, with real fun synth work on top of it.

Brock K., Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

If you all could speak portuguese, Ponto Chic's "Alguem Aí" is way funnier than "Losing My Edge". It all goes thru the fact that while in Losing My Edge we are laughing WITH the singer of the hip kids and the parody while on Alguem Aí you are laughing AT the singer for trying to find another smelly indie that does the same things as he does. And the guy talks in a really low voice, wich is way funnier

Chupa-Cabras, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

There's actually two Juan Maclean 12"s--the really good one is "You Can't Have It Both Ways."

This past weekend, I put together a mix CD w/ three of the DFA singles (though I used "Beat Connection" instead of "Losing My Edge"), plus "Too Many Creeps," "Future Shock (Dance Your Pants Off)," "Do the Du," "Yopparai," "Tell You (Today)," etc. The people I've given it to seem to like it a lot...

Douglas, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

It's brilliant! Love the way the electro beat *bleeds* into the rock beat, the way the bassline morphs into a distorted guitar. So much tension - for six minutes it builds and builds while struggling to retain the groove, then explodes! It's sooo post-punk: ephemeral good-time groovy music turned into serious-statement-progressing- rock, and yet it's all a joke, so it's kind of post-modern too, without negating its power in the slightest. Dammit, I need to hear the B side!

Keith McD, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Hey, can someone fill in the blanks for me please?:

"I heard you have a vinyl of every ___ record, on German import
...
I hear that everbody that you know is more relevant than everybody that I know, But I will see more? ___.
This Heat, Pere Ubu, the Outsiders, Major Ulysses Mart??, ___, the Black Knights, Todd Terry, the Germs, Sexy 45??, __ Dada?, Sexual? __, a-ha, Pere Ubu, ___, the __ Allstars, the Barpays??, the Human League, the Normal, Lou Reed, Scott Walker, Monk Siagra??, Joy Division, Lame 48??, Creation??, Scientists, Royal Trux, 10CC, Double T, Eric B & Rakim, Basic Channel, Soulsonic Force, "just hit me", Juan Aca??, ___, David Acteron??, Electric Prunes, Gil Scott Heron!, the Slits, Faust, Mantronix, Arrow Sanders??, the Fire Engines, the Swans, the Soft Cell, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics"

Keith McD, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

The b-side ("Beat Connection") is better. My comments regarding the band's rhythmic ability were based more on this track than on "Losing My Edge" (which I still luv mind you). I don't hear jungle so much though (unless Brock's talking about a different track) - more like a toughened up ESG in complete disco mode (w. bongos even! - maybe that's what Brock's talking about) before going 2-step briefly, before going rock-disco a la "House Of Jealous Lovers" and "Danger! High Voltage!", before going sort of Talking Heads meets Neu! The vocals are all wailing garage-rock too, which as Tom said about The Rapture and The Wildbunch, sounds much better in this sort of context. If "Losing My Edge" is a novelty track with oddly great music, "Beat Connection" is *all about* the great music.

I thought that Marcello's comments were marvellous (seriously much better than mine - go read them instead).

Tim, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

the Barpays?? = The Bar-Kays

Arrow Sanders?? = Pharoah Sanders

Two mysteries solved!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Juan Aca = Juan Atkins?

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

"-----Dada" is "Althea and Donna"

Alexander Blair, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Major Ulysses - Nation of Ulysses Sexy 45?? - Section 25 Monk Siagra?? - Monks, Niagra (her from Destroy all Monsters??) OK thats a bit of a stretch.

Alexander Blair, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Tim, since when bongos are jungle/drum and bass?!

Chupa-Cabras, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

There's actually two Juan Maclean 12"s--the really good one is "You Can't Have It Both Ways."

Is this the guy from Six Finger Satellite?

Andy K, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Obviously bongos are not jungle - i thought Brock might have a) been misinterpreting jungle or b) using the term descriptively rather than as a genre label.

Tim, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

juan mclean is the fellow from six finger satellite. the dfa website is www.plantain.net/recording. dfa will be releasing a double lp from black dice shortly, and it's a stunner

lauren, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

a few answers: the dfa website is www.plantain.net/recording, and the juan mclean in question is the fellow from six finger satellite. dfa will be releasing a double lp from black dice shortly, and it's a stunne

lauren, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Hurrah! Thanks for that link, I shall bookmark it and check back reguarly. :-)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

I downloaded 2 songs called 'Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers'. One of them is a dub of 'Money (That's What I Want)' & the other is a house track. Which is the real one?

Keith McD, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

One problem w/ this song though is how limited the appeal is. I know that's part of the theme, but I have friends that I'd love to play it for but the references will mean nothing to them. Forced Exposure says something about it being a floor-filler, but can you really see a roomful of people dancing to it?

Mark, Wednesday, 31 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

i couldn't stick with this song long enough to get to the music switch.

Ron, Wednesday, 31 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

i will try harder.

Ron, Wednesday, 31 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Losing My Edge is the best thing I've heard this year without doubt. House of the Jealous Lovers may yet grow on me.

I had a real moment with Losing My Edge, my friend had gone to park his car on Saturday and I was in the bar waiting for him to come back and it came on. I hadn't heard it before and I knew it had to be it, it was long enough that my friend got back and was able to be impressed aswell. Fantastic. And I have no frame of reference with the Fall or Talking Heads or anyone but nonetheless, fantastic. (I did think it was a bit like Alex Gopher)

Ronan, Thursday, 1 August 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Not heard it. but 6FS were great!

jel --, Thursday, 1 August 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

"(I did think it was a bit like Alex Gopher)"

!!! Ronan what on earth are you talking about? Certainly none of the Alex Gopher I've heard.

Tim, Thursday, 1 August 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'd had a few drinks, and I have only heard it once........erm now I'm scared it mightnt have been it. bah it must have been.

Ronan, Thursday, 1 August 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Mind you Ronan I've only heard Alex Gopher's french house singles so if he does anything significantly different to that you might well be right.

Tim, Thursday, 1 August 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

Finally picked up the four DFA singles after having a couple tracks on MP3 and still think the Geist version of "House of Jealous Lovers" is the best of all. (I would say that, wouldn't I?) After that it's probably "Beat Connection" and then one or two of the Juan Maclean productions.

Boy, the last few Six Finger Satellite records still sound great/annoying.

Andy K, Saturday, 3 August 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

i have listened to the whole song now. it's ok. i was expecting more of a music switch near the end from what was said above. feels similar to 'instant club hit' Best lyric is "borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered 80's". i think i would like it more if i had met somebody like whom they are describing. 8 mins is a bit long to listen to casio beat, but i agree it probably wouldn't work much shorter.

Ron, Saturday, 3 August 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
"Tim, since when bongos are jungle/drum and bass?!"

Most of the D&B breaks used after the genre ditched the "Jungle" term/techniques were from "The Incredible Bongo Band's" version of "Apache" (not that this question was literal...)

Joe aka PappaWheelie (Joe aka PappaWheelie), Saturday, 14 September 2002 06:58 (11 years ago) Permalink

According to Epitonic:

"To get a good idea of the LCD's sound one must imagine Daft Punk, Chic and the Talking Heads in the back room of a seedy NYC dive engaged in an anything-goes sexathon circa 1978."

Mr Swygart (mrswygart), Saturday, 14 September 2002 08:42 (11 years ago) Permalink

Only (with all respect) about a hundredth as good.

"Beat Connection" is excellent.

Tom (Groke), Saturday, 14 September 2002 08:44 (11 years ago) Permalink

In all seriousness, I don't think anything could be that good.

I'm being serious.

A.V. Alexandre (Keiko), Saturday, 14 September 2002 13:46 (11 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
he pronounces rakim wrong

ron (ron), Monday, 4 November 2002 06:24 (11 years ago) Permalink

Anyone heard the new single yet?

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 4 November 2002 14:43 (11 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
the juan maclean single is really good i think

gareth (gareth), Thursday, 23 January 2003 11:54 (11 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...
This is the greatest goddamn 12-inch I've heard in a LONG LONG time. I can't stop playing it. Yes I know I'm about a year and a half too late. I don't care. All together now: "AND NOBODY'S GETTING ANY PLAY!!! IT'S THE SADDEST NIGHT OUT IN THE U.S.A.!!!"

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Saturday, 10 January 2004 08:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

Did anyone pick up the Shame 69/Negativland 7", 'No Business'? It's madshit hilarious; the Negativland side cuts up 'No Business Like Show Business', dropping new lyrics about artistic thievery. The Shame 69 is a cover of 'Losing My Edge', apparently by my man, Richard X, and includes lyrics about paedophilia and Gary Glitter, which ain't a necessarily cool subject, but I bust a gut anyway.

Barima (Barima), Saturday, 10 January 2004 14:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Saturday, 10 January 2004 15:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

"I heard you have a vinyl of every _____ record, on German import"

If I told you what the blanks are, the song becomes personal self-fulfilling prophecy, doncha know!! "It took me YEARS to find out what he's saying, you think I'ma tell you, twerpy internet seeker?"

Dr. Annabel Lies (Michael Kelly), Saturday, 10 January 2004 20:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge.
The kids are coming up from behind.
I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge to the kids from France and from London.
But I was there.

I was there in 1968.
I was there at the first Can show in Cologne.
I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge to the kids whose footsteps I hear when they get on the decks.
I'm losing my edge to the Internet seekers who can tell me every member of every good group from 1962 to 1978.
I'm losing my edge.

voice one: To all the kids in Tokyo and Berlin.
voice two: I'm losing my edge to the art-school Brooklynites in little jackets and borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered eighties.

But I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge, but I was there.
I was there.
But I was there.

I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge.
I can hear the footsteps every night on the decks.
But I was there.
I was there in 1974 at the first Suicide practices in a loft in New York City.
I was working on the organ sounds with much patience.
I was there when Captain Beefheart started up his first band.
I told him, "Don't do it that way, you'll never make a dime."
I was there.
I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids.
I played it at CBGBs.
Everybody thought I was crazy.
We all know.
I was there.
I was there.
I've never been wrong.

I used to work in the record store.
I had everything before anyone.
I was there in the Paradise Garage DJ booth with Larry Levan.
I was there in Jamaica during the great sound clashes.
I woke up naked on the beach in Ibiza in 1988.

But I'm losing my edge to better-looking people with better ideas and more talent.
And they're actually really, really nice.

I'm losing my edge.

I heard you have a compilation of every good song ever done by anybody. Every great song by the Beach Boys. All the underground hits. All the Modern Lovers tracks. I heard you have a vinyl of every Niagra record on German import. I heard that you have a white label of every seminal Detroit techno hit - 1985, '86, '87. I heard that you have a CD compilation of every good '60s cut and another box set from the '70s.

I hear you're buying a synthesizer and an arpeggiator and are throwing your computer out the window because you want to make something real. You want to make a Yaz record.

I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars and bought turntables.
I hear that you and your band have sold your turntables and bought guitars.

I hear everybody that you know is more relevant than everybody that I know.

But have you seen my records? This Heat, Pere Ubu, Outsiders, Nation of Ulysses, M|A|R|R|S, The Trojans, The Black Dice, Todd Terry, the Germs, Section 25, Althea and Donna, Sexual Harrassment, a-ha, Pere Ubu, Dorothy Ashby, PIL, the Fania All-Stars, the Bar-Kays, the Human League, the Normal, Lou Reed, Scott Walker, Monks, Niagra,

voice one: Joy Division, Lower 48, the Association, Sun Ra, [unintelligible]
voice two: Scientists, Royal Trux, 10cc,

Eric B. and Rakim, Index, Basic Channel, Soulsonic Force ("just hit me"!), Juan Atkins, [unintelligible], David Axelrod, Electric Prunes, Gil! Scott! Heron!, the Slits, Faust, Mantronix, Pharaoh Sanders and the Fire Engines, the Swans, the Soft Cell, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics.

You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.
You don't know what you really want.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 11 January 2004 01:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh, and the guy mutters "What just happened?" after the last "You don't know what you really want."

Now, if somebody could just fill in the [unintelligible]s...

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 11 January 2004 01:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure it's probably mars rather than M/A/R/R/S. Otherwise Well done (if you worked this out) and a HUGE THANKS.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 11 January 2004 04:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

...also no need to capitalise Daft Punk, i dont think.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 11 January 2004 04:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

YOu know, it never occurred to me that he didn't actually mean the band Daft Punk!! But it makes sense, (chrono)logically. I assumed it was a meta-reference the disco punk thing, ie playing disco to punk kids

Sonny A. (Keiko), Sunday, 11 January 2004 04:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm not gonna kiss you, Mr. Snrub, but y'all done good.

"I'm losing myself"

Barima (Barima), Sunday, 11 January 2004 13:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

I think you're right. Daft Punk sure as hell never got big in America by being played at CBGB's. Do they even play that kind of music at CBGB's?? I wouldn't know, I've never been there.

Same with the M|A|R|R|S/Mars deal. It's definitely the latter, because a lot of the other bands he mentions (Pere Ubu, PIL, Lou Reed) are post-punky, not house.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 11 January 2004 17:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

Plus theres an LCD track called (or known as) "Daft Punk Are Playing at My House" and he sure aint talkin about the frenchband.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 11 January 2004 17:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

sorry
"Daft Punk IS Playing IN My House"

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 11 January 2004 17:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

I don't get it. why would he use the name Daft Punk if he wasn't referring to the band?

Elliot (Elliot), Sunday, 11 January 2004 18:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

it's gotta be the band!

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 11 January 2004 18:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

I mean "playing daft punk to the rock kids"--why would that be unusual unless it was the band daft punk?

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 11 January 2004 18:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

I know!

Elliot (Elliot), Sunday, 11 January 2004 18:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

totally!

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 11 January 2004 18:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

Is it a slow day up north there?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 11 January 2004 18:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

you have no idea, brah

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 11 January 2004 18:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

Well, take off, eh?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 11 January 2004 18:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

Plus theres an LCD track called (or known as) "Daft Punk Are Playing at My House"

And WHY have I never heard of it before now!?!?!??!

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 11 January 2004 18:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

it's never been released but you can find it online - if you can't just let me know.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 11 January 2004 19:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

it might be called Bitchfight.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 11 January 2004 19:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

He's talking about the band Daft Punk.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 11 January 2004 19:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

Of course he's fucking talking about Daft Punk the band! Even if he wasn't he'd have to have never heard of them to include it as a lyric.

Isn't Laurent Garnier in the lyric to Losing My Edge somewhere?

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 11 January 2004 19:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

Maybe he was talking about the Melody Maker review of the band Darlin' which called them 'daft punk' which led to the ex-members calling their new band that which etc.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 11 January 2004 19:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

hahahhah

Elliot (Elliot), Sunday, 11 January 2004 20:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

this is a design company. pretty funny: http://www.associatesinscience.com/

JaXoN (JasonD), Sunday, 11 January 2004 20:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

jesus, that almost blew up my speakers. anyone else get a weird low sub-bass hum when they went to that site?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 11 January 2004 20:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

wifey freaked out when it was on. told me to mute the computer or she'd mute my face

JaXoN (JasonD), Sunday, 11 January 2004 20:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm sitting here with my pro studio monitors and computer running through a pro interface and everything, really clear and loud, and my teeth were shaking. And it stayed on even if you clicked on one of the videos. weird.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 11 January 2004 20:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

i think the last line is actually "we all know what you really want."
and he is referring to daft punk the band in the other song - it's a what-if kind of scenario about a kid who saved up enough $ to get them over to play his house party in the suburbs.

lauren (laurenp), Sunday, 11 January 2004 21:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

I was that guy. Or at least I can sympathise.

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 11 January 2004 21:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

I heard you have a vinyl of every Niagra record on German import.

like this one here, on ebay right now!!

the surface noise (electricsound), Friday, 16 January 2004 04:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...
I've been reading William Empson, and the idea of 'daft punk' *not* meaning Daft Punk on 'Losing My Edge' is genius.

NRQ, Thursday, 17 February 2005 09:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

uh?

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Thursday, 17 February 2005 10:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

it's a case of empson's second variety of ambiguity, where the ambiguity is resolved eventually. playing 'daft punk' to rock kids at cbgbs in the context of the song could just mean playing the ramones in 1975. but it could also mean playing daft punk at some point in the late 90s. both things being epochal. the eventual resolution is, i guess, that we know that murphy intended the 'ambiguity', it's a case of 'clever wording, cheers'.

NRQ, Thursday, 17 February 2005 10:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

so not really 'genius' then? (sorry i just get so irked by the over-use of that term)

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Thursday, 17 February 2005 10:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

no, it's not really genius. it's not even scenius.

NRQ, Thursday, 17 February 2005 10:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

What ambiguity

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 17 February 2005 11:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

How would the Ramones be a "daft" variation on orthodox punk in '75

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 17 February 2005 11:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

they were daft. and punk. not unorthodox. no-one said they were an unorthodox variation on punk. but they were dafter than television. and punk is a bit daft.

NRQ, Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it WOULD be pretty crazy to play a Ramones rec at CBGBs in 75

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

um, no-one said it was 'crazy' either. the lyrics are about being in on the ground floor of canonic musical scenes. not about being crazy, unorthodox, or daft. (you could say '1974' instead of 1975 i suppose, being pedantic.)

NRQ, Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

This song has one of my fav recent lyrics (actually fuck "one of", it's about the only one that's really got me at all, they're mostly not my thing), and it revolves around EXACTNESS. All the right references, an exact history of the narrator's experiences and credentials as a hipster. Ambiguity doesn't come into it. In fact, ambiguity contradicts its nature and fucks any worth it has. xpost Henry have you HEARD or READ the lyric?

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

"I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids.
I played it at CBGBs.
Everybody thought I was crazy."

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

shit, this is true. i was finding the idea of thinking he didn't mean Daft Punk funny, as per comments upthread. anything can be ambiguous, of course, but i guess for me the ambiguity was pitched up by my image of cbgbs in the era of Daft Punk as a ridiculous punk-tourist trap as related by people who've visited (may be a false conception). this would make playing DP 'crazy' because the people who go are indeed dyed-in-the-wool rock fans (why would playing daft punk to regular rock fans seem crazy? it certainly wasn't considered crazy in england). but playing cbgbs (again according to my idea of what it is these days) would be very far from the edge in 1997-2002. the only time (again, in my mind) that cbgbs was hipster was in the 70s.

NRQ, Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

Well see yr image of the lyric seems like exactly what I took it to mean. Playing CBGBs in the late 90s isn't edgy, but going there and playing the new sounds of the electronica (yeah yuck) "takeover" to a bunch of punk fetishists would be, I think. As you more or less said. Also going by the rest of the song I think we can take it for granted the narrator was around for the venue in the 70s, right?

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

it's the w'burg 'sympathy for the devil' ((C) everybode, 2002)

NRQ, Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

"I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids.
I played it at CBGBs.
Everybody thought I was crazy."

Bloody hell! When you write it down like that, it's almost like Wesley Willis lyrics.

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

The song is obviously about TIME TRAVEL, duh.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 17 February 2005 18:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

The melody is lifted from Killing Joke's "Change," by the way. FACT!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 18 February 2005 03:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

What melody?

Speedhump Bungle (noodle vague), Friday, 18 February 2005 03:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

FACT!

W i l l (common_person), Friday, 18 February 2005 03:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

THE HOOK! FACT!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 18 February 2005 03:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm as minimalist as anybody, but it's essentially just talking over an 808 pattern isn't it? NB This is a good thing.

Speedhump Bungle (noodle vague), Friday, 18 February 2005 03:56 (9 years ago) Permalink

Regardless, the hook is a bassline (duh-duh-dunna-dunnuh)...lifted from "Change" (itself lifted from "Me & Baby Brother" by War).

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 18 February 2005 03:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

Just fyi, I'm not entirely serious about this, but they are incredibly simillar.FACT!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 18 February 2005 04:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hell, if someone would just hand me the LCD Soundsystem album on vinyl right now, I'd happily to go along with any of these theories. Instead I'll have to be bothered to make a trek to the shop tomorrow. Argh.

Say what you might about it otherwise, but Losing My Edge is without doubt one of the more entertaining songs ever recorded. Not that it has any relation to the album at all for me.

Bimble... (Bimble...), Friday, 18 February 2005 09:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
Pitchfork: How "Losing My Edge" came about, how "Killing" came about.

James: "Losing My Edge" came from a different place actually. That's them, I remember Vito [Roccoforte, from the Rapture] and Matt mentioning that to me recently, about how "Losing My Edge" came from "Do The Du", but it didn't at all. "Losing My Edge" came from a beat out of a cassette deck with a keyboard built in. That's what the du-du-dunk-ka-dunk thing for the whole thing.

The drums came from "Change" by Killing Joke. Like the turnarounds. It's like, I'm a drummer and the things you play when you warm up, I sit down and play "Little Miss Lover" by Jimi Hendrix, it's one of the beats I play. And my friend sits down and plays a different beat. The "Change" turnarounds are just one of the things I've always loved to play. Sorta like Gang Of Four's "Anthrax". But "Do The Du", I heard it about the time I met the Rapture, and was just freaking out. I love how skinny the guitars are. I think it's pretty amazing. The song was on my little MiniDisc of things I wanted people who were gonna play with me to listen to, before I ever made the band.

http://pitchforkmedia.com/features/weekly/05-05-09-jukebox-james-murphy.shtml

a banana (alanbanana), Monday, 9 May 2005 16:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

Told'ja.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 9 May 2005 16:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

I mean, this is like the "Come As You Are"/"Eighties" thing at this point.

I'll add that for YEARS, I disliked "Losing My Edge", until I finally heard it on the LCD Soundsystem 2-CD I got earlier this year. As it turns out, when I first heard it, John In The Morning on KEXP had played ONLY THE FIRST HALF! The best part of the song is the build-up and climax in the second-half. What the fuck was up with John that morning?

It would be cool to have James just scream "CHANGE!" every now and then, just to admit it, though. :)

donut debonair (donut), Monday, 9 May 2005 17:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
At least some other poor sap out there in the ether transcribed the lyrics

Heeey! I resent that!

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 10 June 2005 00:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm losing myself...

Shame 69, Friday, 10 June 2005 13:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

it seems so unlikely that the author of this record does not post to ilm

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 10 June 2005 13:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

hahaha

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 10 June 2005 16:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

well, this is my first post, amateur(ist).
just found this thread by accident. hilarious. should i bother correcting lyrics? or let it live on it's own likr this?

giggles mcj, Friday, 17 June 2005 12:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah James, hook us up. Which Mars are you talking about?

Keith C (kcraw916), Friday, 17 June 2005 13:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

And most importantly, is it "You don't know what you really want" or "We all know what you really want" or "You all know what you really want" or...

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 17 June 2005 14:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

at first I thought 'yaz' was a wilfull mispronunciation of 'jazz'. somehow it fits perfectly in my mind (despite the buying of synthesizer and arpeggiator). 'you want to make something rill / you want to make a jazz record'

W i l l (common_person), Friday, 17 June 2005 15:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

janny hates jazz

teeny (teeny), Friday, 17 June 2005 15:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

This thread is extremely merry. :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 17 June 2005 15:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

yanni hates yaz

W i l l (common_person), Friday, 17 June 2005 16:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

When Annie did "Chewing Gum" at Tribeca Grand the bass player swapped the bassline out for the bassline from this song, it was like a mashup kinda, the best moment of the night by far.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 17 June 2005 17:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

ok--mars is the ny group, from no new york, etc.
and it's "you all know what you really want"

just saying

gigglesmcj, Monday, 27 June 2005 21:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

the mistery is solved

thank you mr. murphy, if it is indeed you

manuel (manuel), Tuesday, 28 June 2005 01:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

ah but what are the unintelligbles?

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Tuesday, 28 June 2005 01:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

xpost

Tell Nancy hubbahubba from me.

peepee (peepee), Tuesday, 28 June 2005 01:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

If it is indeed Mr. Murphy, can I suggest a live LCD Soundsystem album, or at the very least, an equivalent DVD. When I saw the Toronto performance, my expectations of LCD Soundsystem live were far exceeded.

BanjoMania (Brilhante), Tuesday, 28 June 2005 01:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

other corrections: "joy division, LAURENT GARNIER, CREATION, sun ra, RAMMEL ZEE..."


"juan atkins, MANUEL GöTTSCHING, david axelrod"

gigglesmcj, Tuesday, 28 June 2005 21:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

"juan atkins, MANUEL GöTTSCHING, david axelrod"

I can't BELIEVE I didn't catch that.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 01:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...
fuck, the video to this is brilliant! i had no idea - just someone slapping james m on the beat, every other beat, for thw whole damn song...

also, anyone seen these?

ihttp://www.dfarecords.com/radiomixes/tracklisting.gif

yowsa...

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 15 December 2005 17:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

bollocks...

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 15 December 2005 17:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

I saw those in the new-releases mailout for Piccadilly Records in the UK, but by the time I clicked through they were already gone. They're already going for 100 pounds and up on ebay, but at that price fuck it. They're bound to turn up on Soulseek.

telephone thing, Thursday, 15 December 2005 21:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzuFeXYbOOo&search=losing%20my%20edge

Great song, good video.

Andrew (enneff), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 03:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

staring at james murphy's face gets old really fast

running in circles (running in circles), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 04:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

GIL SCOTT HERON!

yer mam! (yer mam!), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 16:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

remember how awesome it was when this song first came out

katherine NAGL (s1ocki), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 23:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

Indeed.

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 22 July 2009 23:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

i remember people freaking out about "Yeah" liveblogging it as they listened for the first time. good times.

mizzell, Thursday, 23 July 2009 00:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

so jaded now. so damn jaded.

Binjominia, Thursday, 23 July 2009 01:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

all downhill after this

ambience chaser (S-), Thursday, 23 July 2009 01:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah was a pretty awesome moment too

katherine NAGL (s1ocki), Thursday, 23 July 2009 01:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

heh wow good times.

the shitbirdification of america's youth (cankles), Thursday, 23 July 2009 01:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol i posted good times w/o even seeing mizzy's post XD

the shitbirdification of america's youth (cankles), Thursday, 23 July 2009 01:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

still have much love for this. and 'beat connection' for that matter.

euskaltel husker du (haitch), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

i was gonna say

katherine NAGL (s1ocki), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

s1ocki were you a bigger fan of this or 'house of jealous lovers'

euskaltel husker du (haitch), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's crazy cuz i was just reminiscin bout dis da otha day - all like lmao ilm sure did love this stuff, wasnt that crazy huh

the shitbirdification of america's youth (cankles), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

s1ocki were you a bigger fan of this or 'house of jealous lovers'

― euskaltel husker du (haitch), Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:12 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

good q i think they were about equal in my mind? danced more to hojl

katherine NAGL (s1ocki), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

I made a thread about this song on the NZBRD:

TRAINSPOTTING

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think i first heard hojl, this and beat connection all on the same day, was a big "oh man, this label!!" moment

euskaltel husker du (haitch), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

reemmber when jess was like BOARD OF bum bum JEALOUS WRITERS bum bum, that made me laff

the shitbirdification of america's youth (cankles), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

ok--mars is the ny group, from no new york, etc.
and it's "you all know what you really want"
just saying

― gigglesmcj, Monday, June 27, 2005 9:12 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink[

Was this really James Murphy (or some other DFA guy)?

I think the DFA bands have gotten better and better.

"Someone Great" > "Losing My Edge"
"W.A.Y.U.H." > "House of Jealous Lovers"
"Happy House" >>>>>>>>>>> "By the Time I Get to Venus"

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 23 July 2009 03:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Happy House" >>>>>>>>>>> all recorded music

King Boy Pato Banton (sic), Thursday, 23 July 2009 04:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost makes me : )

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Mr. Snrub is is right, but the older records have the power of so much nostalgia behind them (already!)

myndbloom, Thursday, 23 July 2009 21:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

pulled out the HOJL 12" the other day and played the morgan geist remix (which i dunno why, but i'd never listened to before) and it's pretty hot.

like totally gr80 to the max (jaxon), Thursday, 23 July 2009 21:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

No way is "WAYUH" better than "House of Jealous Lovers"

Rostam Batmang (The Reverend), Friday, 24 July 2009 01:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

i remember people freaking out about "Yeah" liveblogging it as they listened for the first time. good times.

That's one of my favorite days ever on ILM.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 July 2009 02:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

No way is "WAYUH" better than "House of Jealous Lovers"

― Rostam Batmang (The Reverend), Thursday, July 23, 2009 9:46 PM (17 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

qft

julien schNAGL (s1ocki), Friday, 24 July 2009 02:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah this song is great

Dominique, Friday, 24 July 2009 05:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

it is, but I have no desire to listen to it anymore

Rostam Batmang (The Reverend), Friday, 24 July 2009 05:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

Still listen to those DFA Compilation #1 and #2 collections a few times a year. Really great all around - LCD, Black Dice, Juan Maclean, Delia and Gavin/Black Leotard Front, the Rapture, Liquid Liquid, etc.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 24 July 2009 13:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Isn't a little early to be having DFA nostalgia guys?

hipster brünoff (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 24 July 2009 13:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

man, you guys remember Siltbreeze and lo-fi? Remember when everyone was twittering about Condo Fucks? I love the early 09s!

hipster brünoff (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 24 July 2009 13:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

7 years is a long time

julien schNAGL (s1ocki), Friday, 24 July 2009 13:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think the real argument should be that since DFA isn't "hot omg meme" label anymore, people have been ignoring the good stuff they've been putting out: Shocking Pinks, Syclops, et al

hipster brünoff (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 24 July 2009 13:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

but we weren't arguing we were just like hay this was a good song

julien schNAGL (s1ocki), Friday, 24 July 2009 13:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

it is a good song.

hipster brünoff (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 24 July 2009 13:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

rip my innocence

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Friday, 24 July 2009 13:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Syclops

Love this record.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 24 July 2009 14:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Syclopzzzzzzz

fatedoomer (The Reverend), Saturday, 25 July 2009 00:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

whiney is so cranky sometimes

highway to sarahel (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 25 July 2009 00:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm losing my edge to the tweeters who can tweet 1,500 records a year.
I'm losing my edge.

highway to sarahel (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 25 July 2009 00:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was there when Bat For Lashes got an 8 and then drowned shortly thereafter. We all know.

fatedoomer (The Reverend), Saturday, 25 July 2009 00:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

I used to write for Idolator.
I posted everything before anyone.
I was there at the River Room in Harlem for the Merriweather Post Pavillion listening session.
I was there at Brooklyn's Masonic Temple when Dan Deacon debuted his 15-piece live band.
I woke up naked in a warehouse in Brooklyn in 2008.

highway to sarahel (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 25 July 2009 00:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

this was v iconic but house of jealous lovers was really amazing mixed in with all the shit that people might have called electro or whatever before the name became tainted, it was so physical. no rock record will ever have that impact again.

I for one welcome this new Nazi ILX (Local Garda), Saturday, 25 July 2009 00:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

the good stuff they've been putting out: Shocking Pinks, Syclops, et al

ugh, worst things they've put out

like totally gr80 to the max (jaxon), Saturday, 25 July 2009 01:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

otm like a buffalo nickel

fatedoomer (The Reverend), Saturday, 25 July 2009 01:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

But I was there! I was transcribing the lyrics to this song before anybody else did!

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 25 July 2009 03:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

before house of jealous lovers and before electroclash most people used the term electro to describe actual electro-funk i.e. Cybotron and Bam as well as the post techno electro revivalists like DMX Krew, Jedi Knights, Le Car, Drexcyia etc.

dan selzer, Saturday, 25 July 2009 04:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah no of course dan, but you know what I mean by using it to mean that stuff too, I dunno, like in that interzone where people were playing hojl and lots of other dfa stuff and then stuff like black strobe etc mixed together...there wasn't really a name for it I guess. I really loved that period of time.

now it's like a sort of maxed out version of that sound is the biggest thing on the planet.

I for one welcome this new Nazi ILX (Local Garda), Saturday, 25 July 2009 07:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha snrub

fatedoomer (The Reverend), Saturday, 25 July 2009 08:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think the real argument should be that since DFA isn't "hot omg meme" label anymore, people have been ignoring the good stuff they've been putting out: Shocking Pinks, Syclops, et al

― hipster brünoff (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, July 24, 2009 9:30 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

the real argument should be: kill youre damn saelf

the shitbirdification of america's youth (cankles), Saturday, 25 July 2009 09:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

This is ten years old. 10 years old. A decade. I feel a bit like Jeremy Piven. 10 WHOLE YEARS.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 23 March 2012 11:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

quite shocked re whineys declaration of love for the shocking pinks album up there.
never made it to the end of that album before i hit the eject button.

mark e, Friday, 23 March 2012 11:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Song about feeling old succeeds in making you feel old.

And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Friday, 23 March 2012 11:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was young when it came out! I was one of them-there 'internet seekers'! With a playlist of every good song, by every good band, ever! I'm probably the same age now as Murphy was when it was recorded.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 23 March 2012 11:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wikipedia tells me that Murphy is 9 years older than me, so that was a pretty good guess.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 23 March 2012 11:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

personal crisis starts hear. i remember dancing to this at my first Glastonbury (I was there!)

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Friday, 23 March 2012 11:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

starts hear?

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Friday, 23 March 2012 11:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha yeah i can never get that Piven "TEN (horn honk!) YEARS!" thing out of my head when a decade's gone by.

piscesx, Friday, 23 March 2012 12:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

always preferred the B side but then that's a classic indie tossbag thing that 'the kids' on the actual song might say.

piscesx, Friday, 23 March 2012 12:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was just talking about this with a friend last night, but I misremembered this as having come out 2003. Now I feel older than I already did.

like a musical album. made by a band. (fucking in the streets), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

"Memmmmmmmmmories..."

http://stereogum.com/1087342/losing-my-edge-turns-10/top-stories/

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 July 2012 18:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

Almost a tween.

Jeff, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nice article, although everyone I know pronounces it I-beetha or Ib-eetha - is it different in the States?

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

most ppl I know say Ih-bee-zah unless they've actually been there

I see you, Pineapple Teef (DJP), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

"I once wrote an entire paragraph about how people pronounce 'Ibiza' without researching it"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

that is a very good article. i especially like the quotes from james murphy discussing how the song was born of his own fears about the declining social value of music knowledge in an era of "internet seekers" who can track down obscure information relatively easily. the song is definitely a landmark.

Pat Finn, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Ibeza/Ibetha paragraph had me shaking my head, I haven't heard eye-bee-za since my teenaged brother proclaimed he was 'into trance' and bought a FSoL CD

is capybara gay? (Ówen P.), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

Remix of a (loose) cover of a Fear song that seems to owe something to LCD:

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 03:27 (10 months ago) Permalink

(which is on the Maceo Plex DJ Kicks)

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 03:27 (10 months ago) Permalink

/the good stuff they've been putting out: Shocking Pinks, Syclops, et al/

ugh, worst things they've put out

wait what?

chinavision!, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 03:48 (10 months ago) Permalink

shocking pinks def in my bottom 5 dfa.

terbil truths (electricsound), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 03:52 (10 months ago) Permalink

Syclops is fucking fantastic, esp the new record

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 05:12 (10 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I noticed that on LCD's first song ("Losing My Edge") and final(?) song ("Home"), the bassline shares the same rhythmic pattern... i.e., that of Killing Joke's "Change".

Intentional or not?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 1 September 2013 05:46 (7 months ago) Permalink

Intentional I think. LCD Soundsystem always seemed like a band that had a terminal "mission" if that makes sense. When they showed up they already had a strong sense of themselves as a project or idea.

Treeship, Sunday, 1 September 2013 05:48 (7 months ago) Permalink

yeah i'd definitely figure it for intentional.

HOOS it because...of steen???? (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 1 September 2013 19:07 (7 months ago) Permalink

Pow Pow is the last song they recorded iirc, which also makes sense irt Losing My Edge being their first song.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 1 September 2013 21:26 (7 months ago) Permalink


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