LCD Soundsystem – Electric Lady Sessions - 2018 Post Punk Electro Rock 180 Grm 2LP
LCD Soundsystem – Electric Lady Sessions
DFA – C-216887, Columbia – 19075892161
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g
08 Feb 2019
A2 American Dream
A3 You Wanted A Hit
B1 Get Innocuous!
B2 Call The Police
B3 I Used To
C3 I Want Your Love
D1 Emotional Haircut
D2 Oh Baby
D3 (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
Copyright (c) – Excelsior Equity Management Of NY, LLC
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Excelsior Equity Management Of NY, LLC
Licensed To – Columbia Records
Record Company – Sony Music Entertainment
Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
Mixed At – Electric Lady Studios
Mixed At – Sunset Sound
Mastered At – Chicago Mastering Service
Art Direction – Some Fucking Asshole Named Mike*
Bass Guitar, Synthesizer [Bass] – Tyler Pope
Drums, Vocals – Pat Mahoney*
Legal – Craig E. Averill, Esq.*
Management – Brett Williams (2), Brian Cross (3), Brian Graf, Ian Montone
Mastered By – Chocolate Sparkle Bear Bob Weston*
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By, Vocals, Piano, Percussion, Guitar, Synthesizer – James Murphy
Recorded By – Beatriz Artola
Recorded By, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, Glockenspiel, Vocals, Photography By – Korey Richey
Synthesizer, Guitar, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Drum Machine [MPC] – Matthew Thornley*
Technician [Assisted By] – Gosha Usov
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Synthesizer, Electric Piano – Al Doyle
Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer – Nancy Whang
Vocals, Synthesizer, Percussion – Gavin Rayna Russom*
New recordings of songs from the band's back catalog (plus three covers), recorded January 19, 20 & 21, 2018 at Electric Lady Studios, NYC.
( pitchfork) " The adrenaline bursts that pop up through American Dream—the moments when Murphy breaks from dazed, dreamy synth jams into post-punk existential terror—take on new life and added volume on Electric Lady Sessions. The end of “Emotional Haircut” here might be the heaviest this band has ever gotten. Propelled by Pat Mahoney’s vicious drums, Murphy sounds like he’s ready to sink his teeth into the nearest jugular. “Listen to it now!” he howls, almost buried beneath bandmates, like he has to fight to be heard since he’s no longer the only star of the show.
This dynamic, where Murphy flows along with his band, does wonders for these songs. Most in this session are taken from American Dream—“Call the Police,” “Tonite,” and “Oh Baby” stand out—although a few pop in from This Is Happening and Sound of Silver. In this arrangement, “You Wanted a Hit” loses some of its defensive barbs, shifting attention from Murphy’s sour monologue to playful exchanges between Nancy Whang and Gavin Rayna Russomon the keys and group vocals that coalesce at the hook. Smartly, nothing from LCD Soundsystem’s self-titled debut makes the cut; that album’s acidic tone would derail the setlist, which finds the band pushing for moments of spontaneous vulnerability.
Covers of Human League’s “Seconds” and Heaven 17’s “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” serve as bookends, grounding the record as an explicit reprieve from daily horrors that are not music. “Seconds” touches on the specter of gun violence, with a verse that mentions white knuckles and a shot “heard around the world” and a jarring chorus that insists, “It took seconds of your time to take his life.”The commanding baritones of Murphy and guitarist Al Doyle are gripping. The fast-paced group singalong “Fascist Groove Thang” makes a fun epilogue, the title speaking for itself. And a cover of Chic’s “I Want Your Love” late in the set sees Whang take lead vocals, rounding out LCD’s nod to their formative influences. Their version is tighter and crisper than the original, but it retains Chic’s utopian bent."
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