LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge"

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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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Almost a tween.

Jeff, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:56 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink


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