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LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge".

Joe aka PappaWheelie, Saturday, 14 September 2002 06:31 (nineteen years ago) link

LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge"

ron (ron), Saturday, 14 September 2002 06:44 (nineteen years ago) link

Sorry and thanks.

Joe aka PappaWheelie (Joe aka PappaWheelie), Saturday, 14 September 2002 06:47 (nineteen years ago) link

:-)

ron (ron), Saturday, 14 September 2002 06:58 (nineteen years ago) link

six years pass...

LCD Springfield

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:24 (thirteen years ago) link

LC/DC
(well, not quite, but couldn't resist)

willem, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Does this mean we'll be hearing James Murphy aping Stephen Stills getting "sexy" on "Bluebird" type tracks?

oh. oh. oh. oh.

oh.

I'm a big LCD Soundsystem fan, but man this sounds like a bad idea even to annouce. Didn't LCD prove they could be a kick ass classic rock band with their "Jump Into The Fire" cover? Why don't they just release the next album like this and not say a word?

/waaay bummed bro

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 20:51 (thirteen years ago) link

"Why don't they just release the next album like this and not say a word?"

i think this would've been more on point

oscar, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, I agree with Mackro, this is quite puzzling. I felt LCD Soundsystem were offering something rather unique, whereas...how much more "classic rock" do we need in the world?

Bimble, Monday, 20 October 2008 21:04 (thirteen years ago) link

woah that's what sprangers and wells are doing...crazy. have been wondering what they were gonna do after HN broke up.

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 20 October 2008 21:12 (thirteen years ago) link

the hockey night breakup was some real fucking bullshit, like old school 60s rock n' roll type shit.

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 20 October 2008 21:15 (thirteen years ago) link

How much more "classic rock" do we need in the world?

Do you really think this is going to sound like every other wanna be classic rock band?

Kramkoob (Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃), Monday, 20 October 2008 21:35 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah I wasn't clear in my original post, but it's not the classic rock thing itself that bothers me about the article, nor do I think this album will be bad, but that James and Pat felt they had to make a special statement about it.

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 21:47 (thirteen years ago) link

hockey night basically was pavement with allman bros. guitar jams, i bet it sounds like hockey night

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 20 October 2008 21:54 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah I wasn't clear in my original post, but it's not the classic rock thing itself that bothers me about the article, nor do I think this album will be bad, but that James and Pat felt they had to make a special statement about it.

― Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, October 20, 2008 9:47 PM (8 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

you're mad that a musican/label owner announced a new project in an interview?

s1ocki, Monday, 20 October 2008 21:56 (thirteen years ago) link

ah jeez that charlatan is broadening his taint

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Monday, 20 October 2008 21:57 (thirteen years ago) link

fortunately if he's doing something pointlessly and self-statedly reactionary as "classic rock" i can probably avoid

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Monday, 20 October 2008 21:57 (thirteen years ago) link

aint nothin pointless about mansun

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 22:01 (thirteen years ago) link

haha you just shifted the focus expertly

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Monday, 20 October 2008 22:06 (thirteen years ago) link

ah jeez that charlatan is broadening his taint

kegel abuse

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Monday, 20 October 2008 22:08 (thirteen years ago) link

you're mad that a musican/label owner announced a new project in an interview?

― s1ocki, Monday, October 20, 2008 2:56 PM (34 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

MAAAAAAAAD

lol, no it's just silly that of all people, james murphy had to announce a "classic rock" album. Just DO IT, dude.

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 22:32 (thirteen years ago) link

LESS TALK MORE ROCK

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 20 October 2008 22:33 (thirteen years ago) link

OH SHIT

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 22:57 (thirteen years ago) link

You wouldn't be caught off guard by the new LCD album sounding like The Band?

BIG HOOS was a communisteen orgadriver (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 20 October 2008 23:07 (thirteen years ago) link

LAST WALTZUH

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 23:14 (thirteen years ago) link

they'll need a better rhythm section before they can sound like the band. and better guitar players. and better songs. and better singers. but other than that i wouldn't be too surprised.

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 20 October 2008 23:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Map of Africa did it, why can't they?

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 23:41 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah i wouldn't be suprised if james murphy decided to go the band/fleetwood mac route. that's why i think it's dumb they even have to "announce" it. i mean look at the new hippy balearic thread, jaxon's west coast thread, etc, this stuff has been on people's radar now for a while now, it's not surprising james would grab the ball and decide to run with it.

oscar, Monday, 20 October 2008 23:47 (thirteen years ago) link

surprised it hasn't happened more

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 23:49 (thirteen years ago) link

yup

oscar, Monday, 20 October 2008 23:51 (thirteen years ago) link

warning unwarranted and perhaps meaninglessly broad generalization ahead:

cali beach hippie balearic as the carefree flipside of disco?

BIG HOOS was a communisteen orgadriver (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 20 October 2008 23:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Why don't they just release the next album like this and not say a word?
Murphy, who will both produce and play bass on the disc...

Deep House, M.D. (haitch), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:05 (thirteen years ago) link

...which is a bit different to the LCD records where he does practically everything.

Deep House, M.D. (haitch), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:07 (thirteen years ago) link

"..which is a bit different to the LCD records where he does practically everything."

Don't think so.

Tracklisting:
Get Innocuous! (7:11)
Drums, Vocals, Programmed By, Piano, Synthesizer - James Murphy
Guitar - Tyler Pope
Vocals - Nancy Whang

Time To Get Away (4:11)
Drums - Patrick Mahoney
Vocals, Bass, Percussion, Guitar, Clavinet, Organ, Synthesizer [Casio] - James Murphy

North American Scum (5:25)
Bass - Tyler Pope
Drums, Vocals, Organ, Programmed By, Percussion, Handclaps [Claps], Guitar, Bass
James Murphy
Handclaps [Claps] - Eric Broucek , Marcus Lambkin

Someone Great (6:25)
Synthesizer, Programmed By, Vocals, Glockenspiel - James Murphy

All My Friends (7:37)
Drums, Vocals, Bass, Piano, Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion [Electronic] - James Murphy

Us V Them (8:29)
Bass, Guitar, Performer [Fun Machine], Handclaps [Claps] - Tyler Pope
Drums, Percussion, Handclaps [Claps] - Patrick Mahoney
Vocals - Eric Broucek , Nancy Whang
Vocals, Percussion, Performer [Fun Machine], Handclaps [Claps] - James Murphy

Watch The Tapes (3:55)
Drums, Bass, Guitar, Handclaps [Claps], Percussion, Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer [Casio] - James Murphy
Vocals - Patrick Mahoney

Sound Of Silver (7:07)
Drums, Vocals, Bass, Kalimba, Handclaps [Claps], Percussion, Synthesizer, Programmed By, Piano - James Murphy

New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down (5:35)
Bass, Guitar - Tyler Pope
Cello - Jane Scarpantoni
Drums, Percussion - Patrick Mahoney
Guitar - Justin Chearno*
Piano - Morgan Wiley
Viola - David Gold (2)
Violin - Amy Kimball , Lorenza Ponce
Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer - James Murphy

oscar, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:14 (thirteen years ago) link

not much of a refutation

thereminimum chips (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:15 (thirteen years ago) link

in looking at his first album artist credits, looks like he had a wide array of players on there as well but with SOS he definitely moved more in the direction of a proper "band".

oscar, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:17 (thirteen years ago) link

just saying he is not the lone wolf in a studio with no help that that post made it out to be

oscar, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Performer [Fun Machine]
what on earth is a 'fun machine'

Deep House, M.D. (haitch), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:21 (thirteen years ago) link

thing with knobs

thereminimum chips (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:22 (thirteen years ago) link

what on earth is a 'fun machine'

What isn't it? It is GLORIOUS. You will bow down before Fun Machine.

Telephone thing, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:25 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.antisleep.com/archives/images/blog/2005-05-09_fun_machine.jpg

Bimble, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:28 (thirteen years ago) link

anyway i'd say one song out of that lot is anything approaching a 'proper band', but whatever.

Deep House, M.D. (haitch), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:37 (thirteen years ago) link

To whatever degree Murphy works in the studio, it's safer to say LCD Soundsystem are a band than a solo project. They are definitely James Murphy's band, but a band they are.

We could get into the "what exactly IS a band" argument if you want!

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 01:06 (thirteen years ago) link

oh we really don't! seriously, this sounds like "LCD soundsystem frontman and drummer act as rhythm section for some other dudes"; it's a bit of a leap to "why didn't LCD just go classic rock already??" when he appears to be just, you know, playing bass rather than writing the songs and playing the majority of the music.

Deep House, M.D. (haitch), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 01:48 (thirteen years ago) link

yep

BIG HOOS was a communisteen orgadriver (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 01:49 (thirteen years ago) link

though fwiw murphy doing americana would be unbelievable

BIG HOOS was a communisteen orgadriver (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 01:49 (thirteen years ago) link

american dream will never be my favorite one of theirs but i’m starting to feel like it might be the best produced/engineered??

caulk the wagon and float it, Monday, 19 November 2018 02:24 (three years ago) link

That Heaven 17 cover is amazingly bad.

louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 02:13 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

MSG show was ten years ago tonight. Ten!?

piscesx, Friday, 2 April 2021 21:11 (one year ago) link

that's how it starts...

voodoo chili, Friday, 2 April 2021 21:42 (one year ago) link

I was there! And awkwardly it's the first time I was ever offered some coke.

birdistheword, Friday, 2 April 2021 21:49 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

James Murphy has a great interview on WTF with Maron, confirms LCD is on a "full hiatus."

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6fJxYzVJ8wtrjzUW0UDLhc?si=zOpNSwAuT-uWOBmp6GgcGg&utm_source=copy-link&dl_branch=1

yeah but how, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 01:40 (eleven months ago) link

this makes their comeback even more bizarre. like did they even tour?

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 14:11 (eleven months ago) link

$$$$$

I get why people were annoyed by the whole "comeback" thing in the first place, but it's weird that people are also getting pissed off because they are reissuing a live album that's been out of print and stupid expensive for years now.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 14:13 (eleven months ago) link

Oh, glad to hear about the reissue!

peace, man, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 15:13 (eleven months ago) link

Haha, same! I missed out on the first one, so I was happy to see another chance.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 15:15 (eleven months ago) link

this makes their comeback even more bizarre. like did they even tour?

they recorded and released an album, and played 151 shows in 24 countries, visiting some of them in three consecutive years

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 15:20 (eleven months ago) link

Wasn’t he saying they’re always on hiatus when not touring and just fire up when he makes an album? If he just finished building his personal studio I assume that might be on the horizon.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 18:59 (eleven months ago) link

Every act is essentially on hiatus between recording and touring. And there's no such thing as a legally binding breakup, though sometimes I wish there was.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:23 (eleven months ago) link

Supreme Court case #666: The People vs Motley Crue

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:39 (eleven months ago) link

I mean, maybe I'm just cynical enough to never take these retirements or hiatuses or break-ups as anything more than marketing in the first place, but it just seems weird to get particularly mad about any band doing this. People change their minds all the time, or they get in a better mental space to deal with the strain of touring and being in the public eye. I mean, yeah, LCD went to 11 with the drama and hype around that last show, for sure, but... I don't know. I just expect every band or artist who retires/quits/splits up while still relatively young to come back in some form or another.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:44 (eleven months ago) link

I mean it was understandable when you had people spending $1000+ for flight/hotel/tickets to see them at MSG knowing this would be "the last ever show" and then they wound up getting back together 6 years later and apparently playing a ton of shows afterwards. maybe *those* particular people had the right to be upset. idgi from anyone else though.

for me it was the fact that their sound was so ephemeral that made the reunion seem kind of weird. like they spearheaded a movement yes but by This is Happening it was all winding down and nearly all the DFA bands had broken up, it was loads of fun and maybe could've went another couple years but the entire message of LCD's music was "live in the moment because you know it can't last". Every interview with Murphy he'd talk about how he was getting too old for this shit. so yeah something just felt off about the comeback - yeah the album itself was quite good but there were a bunch of "we really doing this again?" moments

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 20:09 (eleven months ago) link

the very first LCD song was about getting too old for this shit

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 21:17 (eleven months ago) link

the context of him saying they're on a "full hiatus" is just he's not working on a new album at the moment & he doesn't have any intention of touring without new music

ufo, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 22:13 (eleven months ago) link

My apologies for the poor context.

yeah but how, Thursday, 15 July 2021 05:51 (eleven months ago) link

I mean it was understandable when you had people spending $1000+ for flight/hotel/tickets to see them at MSG knowing this would be "the last ever show" and then they wound up getting back together 6 years later and apparently playing a ton of shows afterwards. maybe *those* particular people had the right to be upset. idgi from anyone else though.

for me it was the fact that their sound was so ephemeral that made the reunion seem kind of weird. like they spearheaded a movement yes but by This is Happening it was all winding down and nearly all the DFA bands had broken up, it was loads of fun and maybe could've went another couple years but the entire message of LCD's music was "live in the moment because you know it can't last". Every interview with Murphy he'd talk about how he was getting too old for this shit. so yeah something just felt off about the comeback - yeah the album itself was quite good but there were a bunch of "we really doing this again?" moments

Pretty much agree, but even with my reservations, I had no objections to a reunion. As with most reunions, it's not going to be the same and it's probably driven by nostalgia, even it's been less than a decade. But I also think it's asking too much for groups or artists etc to permanently stop - if they really want to make music again or tour again, it's not always driven by money or greed, and that's fine. I went to one of the reunion shows, and it wasn't great partly because they had a shitload of technical problems, but by the end it was still fun. And even though they were harassed by some drunken douchebag, I'm sure the parents next to me were happy their daughter got to see them. (It was her first concert ever and she didn't know their music until it was supposedly too late to ever see them - she asked her parents if they wanted to go, not the other way around.)

birdistheword, Thursday, 15 July 2021 15:34 (eleven months ago) link

five months pass...

Live Christmas special on prime and twitch right now

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 23 December 2021 02:01 (six months ago) link

Oh, this kicks ass. Thanks for the heads up!

peace, man, Thursday, 23 December 2021 02:45 (six months ago) link

great timing

Murgatroid, Thursday, 23 December 2021 04:54 (six months ago) link

i was only able to catch a few minutes. anyone know if there's gonna be a replay?

DT, Friday, 24 December 2021 07:40 (six months ago) link

i think it's on demand on prime

ufo, Friday, 24 December 2021 10:15 (six months ago) link

The comeback album songs were actually really good on that!? I’m tempted to go back and reevaluate

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento, LLC", Saturday, 25 December 2021 21:22 (six months ago) link

I don't remember the comeback album being bad at all. It just felt unnecessary. Three albums of LCD Soundsystem seemed to wrap things up just fine.

Cow_Art, Sunday, 26 December 2021 03:32 (six months ago) link

it was decent but didn't really hold together as well as what came before, & a lot of it was just re-treading well-worn ground for them. some cool remain in light imitations though

ufo, Sunday, 26 December 2021 04:29 (six months ago) link

It's a pretty good album. just kind of strange cuz I always thought of This is Happening as the "our time is up, we don't really have any new ideas, so let's just do what we do best one more time" album, so to hear them basically do it again is like...yeah, unnecessary. I never really wanted to listen to it.

frogbs, Sunday, 26 December 2021 04:39 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Have at it, at your leisure

https://uproxx.com/indie/lcd-soundsystem-shut-up-and-play-the-hits-10th-anniversary/

piscesx, Thursday, 20 January 2022 20:59 (five months ago) link

Sound of Silver is still the shit.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 20 January 2022 21:02 (five months ago) link

Again: He had the right to bring back his band! But LCD Soundsystem’s subsequent “reunion” (if we should still even classify it that way as this point) has transformed Shut Up And Play The Hits into a completely different film.

Not if you've completely ignored the reunion!

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 20 January 2022 21:13 (five months ago) link

Somehow this author has written an embarrassing cri de coeur about how he is embarrassed by yet drawing attention to his earlier cri de coeur, becoming exponentially wack

Freeze Instr., Thursday, 20 January 2022 21:57 (five months ago) link

funny that people seem to be realizing just now that LCD's audience was primarily made out of guys like James Murphy. I agree that the band's hangup with being cool and doing things "the right way" was obnoxious; Murphy treated his music career like a 12 year old imagining himself in the NFL. everything he does is so calculated and self-aware.

otoh they made a ton of great music, I'm listening to This is Happening now and it's still great. dare I say the best "we're out of ideas" album since Orbital's Middle of Nowhere? had he removed tracks 6-8 it would've been such an amazingly tight single LP.

frogbs, Friday, 21 January 2022 20:06 (five months ago) link

now I just picture him goofy doing Clorox ads with Eric Wareheim. There's advantages to bleach! Advantages!!

frogbs, Friday, 21 January 2022 20:07 (five months ago) link

I guess the upshot of seeing that malfunctioning show was seeing Murphy and the band NOT so calculated or self-aware. It was a bunch of guys really struggling and trying to get their equipment working, knowing full well they were letting everyone down. Like he seemed pretty damn humble offering the new album for free as a way of making amends.

birdistheword, Friday, 21 January 2022 20:21 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

At apefest vibing to lcd soundsystem pic.twitter.com/FcNVAekglz

— jpegZoidberg (@BitcoinZoidberg) June 20, 2022

Clay, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 23:17 (one week ago) link

the coins...are coming up from behind

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 23:18 (one week ago) link

Gotta pay the bills aintcha?

piscesx, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 23:19 (one week ago) link

Lmao

when we needed him most pic.twitter.com/kSeu8vUeOb

— LGBTQIA2S+ Enjoyer (@MyDudeDingdong) June 21, 2022

frogbs, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 23:46 (one week ago) link

At least that performance seemed marginally more energetic than when the did SNL

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 23:54 (one week ago) link

Lmfao at both these charlatans and HAIM having their threads bumped for playing an NFT festival. They were always fuckin grifters and you critics were the mark

imago, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 06:11 (one week ago) link

Forgive my glee

imago, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 06:12 (one week ago) link

"Band playing a gig for money" is not what grifter means.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 06:15 (one week ago) link

Given the number of shows LCD probably played for audiences that were 90% coked-up trustafarians and finance bros circa 2005-8, playing a NFT festival is VMIC IMO.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 06:16 (one week ago) link

Same energy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otc8CboPT2s

groovypanda, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 09:12 (one week ago) link

Where are your apes tonight??

frogbs, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 13:47 (one week ago) link

bathing

maf you one two (maffew12), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 13:56 (one week ago) link

NFT Soundsystem

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 15:41 (one week ago) link


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