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Sunday Classic : LCD Soundystem

Posted in james murphy, lcd soundsystem, losing my edge on June 1, 2008 by freeyourmind

Quoi ? Comment ?? LCD Soundsystem, un Sunday Classic ?!!

C’est vrai que le groupe new-yorkais, fondé au début des années 2000 par le co-fondateur du label DFA, le charismatique James Murphy, n’est pas (encore) rentré dans la postérité.

Néanmoins, Losing my edge, le maxi qui en 2002 fit remarquer LCD Soundsystem, est un track efficace qui retrace avec exhaustivité (et non sans une certaine ironie) le parcours d’un type qui était là pour chaque grande occasion, à chaque grand concert mythique, chaque DJ set improbable d’un groupe encore plus improbable dans un lieu improbable…

Extrait
“I was there. I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids. I played it at CBGB’s (mythique salle de concert de NY aujourd’hui fermée; NDLR). Everybody thought I was crazy…”

Le titre retrace toute l’histoire de la musique et celle d’un type qui se targue d’avoir tout vu, tout entendu, tout compris avant tout le monde, devançant les tendances et la hype. James Murphy fait bien sûr preuve d’autodérision ici et se met lui-même au centre de cette critique. Rassurant.

Don’t believe the hype. Believe Sunday Classic…


“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.

To all the kids in Tokyo and Berlin.
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 CBGB’s.
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”

Just a quickie : LCD Soundsystem

Posted in 21, big ideas, james murphy, lcd soundsystem on March 20, 2008 by freeyourmind

Histoire de confirmer ce que je savais déjà (à savoir James Murphy est mon héros), LCD Soundsytem a réalisé pour la BOF du film 21 un titre inédit, jubilatoire et acide… Et comme un bonheur ne vient jamais seul, la vidéo est excellente! Alors bien sûr, la vidéo en question n’est pas restée en ligne 24h, que déjà YouTube la retirait pour des histoires de copyright (et le blog Stereogum qui avait linké le clip en exclu d’en faire les frais…)… Mais chez FYM on n’aime pas être frustré alors j’ai trouvé un autre lien. Enjoy

LCD Soundsystem – Big Ideas