LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – LOSING MY EDGE (debut single)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – LOSING MY EDGE, DEBUT SINGLE AND FIRST STEP OF A FANTASTIC 9-YEARS JOURNEY
Released in 2002, it was only the third release for DFA and the first James Murphy attempt as a performer, after production works for The Rapture and Juan MacLean.
Still considered by many the LCD SOUNDSYSTEM best song, it gives to Murphy the opportunity to list many of the bands that gave him inspiration and whose records he used to play when DJing (see list at the end of this post).
Losing my edge is also included in the bonus disc of the debut album Lcd Soundsystem (2005).
Lcd Soundsystem is probably the only band in history of modern music that planned and celebrated its own end, with a final near four-hour show at New York (Madison Square Garden – 2 april 2011).
Tracks: Losing My Edge/Beat Connection
Label/Catalog #: DFA/dfa2123
DEBUTOLOGY SCORE: 9/10
Losing my edge is quite easy to find and affordable, try the usual ebay or discogs.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS, the movie about their last gig in New York.
The package (3 DVD or 3 Blu-Ray) includes the last show Documentary (very good!!) on one disc and the entire show on the other two.
US BLU-RAY: Shut Up And Play The Hits [Blu-ray]
US DVD: Shut Up And Play The Hits
UK/EUR BLU-RAY: Shut Up And Play The Hits [Blu-ray]
UK/EUR DVD: Shut Up And Play The Hits
LISTS OF BANDS NAMED IN LOSING MY EDGE (selection)
The Human League
Gil Scott Heron
The Fire Engines