LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge"

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Syclops

Love this record.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 24 July 2009 14:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

Syclopzzzzzzz

fatedoomer (The Reverend), Saturday, 25 July 2009 00:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

whiney is so cranky sometimes

highway to sarahel (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 25 July 2009 00:31 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

otm like a buffalo nickel

fatedoomer (The Reverend), Saturday, 25 July 2009 01:15 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha snrub

fatedoomer (The Reverend), Saturday, 25 July 2009 08:43 (5 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 (5 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

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

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:14 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

shocking pinks def in my bottom 5 dfa.

terbil truths (electricsound), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 03:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Syclops is fucking fantastic, esp the new record

shohreh aja/danteloo (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 05:12 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink


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