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).

Detailed Info:

Tracks: Losing My Edge/Beat Connection
Format: 12″
Year: 2002
Country: USA
Label/Catalog #: DFA/dfa2123

DEBUTOLOGY SCORE: 9/10


BUYING TIPS:

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)

Can 
Suicide 
Captain Beefheart 
Daft Punk 
Beach Boys
Modern Lovers 

Yaz 
This Heat 
Pere Ubu 
Outsiders 
Mars
Black Dice 

The Germs 
Section 25 
a-ha 
PIL 
The Human League 
The Normal 
Lou Reed 
Joy Division 
10cc 
Gil Scott Heron 
The Slits 
Faust 
Mantronix 
The Fire Engines 
Swans 
Soft Cell 
The Sonics