Throughout a current radio interview with BBC 6 Music, James Murphy, the musical mastermind behind LCD Soundsystem, recalled a dialog with David Bowie that helped encourage his determination to carry the band out of retirement. In response to Murphy, Bowie, who was a pal and collaborator, pushed LCD’s ever-reluctant star to confront the challenges that had been making him “uncomfortable” with the concept of a revival. Right here’s the total quote:
I spent a superb period of time with David Bowie, and I used to be speaking about coming again, placing the band collectively. And I used to be going by the hems and haws of it, and he mentioned, “Does it make you uncomfortable?” And I mentioned, “Yeah,” and he mentioned, “Good. It ought to. You have to be uncomfortable.” And the very first thing that popped into my head was, “What the? What are you aware? You don’t know what it’s wish to be uncomfortable.” That was my pondering. Due to course I’m imagining that if I used to be David Bowie, I’d simply be strolling round flipping everyone off, like, “I’m David Bowie!” Like, no person can say something! Until possibly Lou Reed’s there, after which he might be like, “Alright.” There are possibly one or two folks that get to actually not—nothing might be mentioned about them. However that’s not who he was ever in his life. He was all the time making himself uncomfortable. And it was such an ideal feeling of, like, you simply don’t know what you’re to anyone else.
As we all know now, Murphy heeded that recommendation, and the fruit of LCD’s reunion, a brand new album referred to as American Dream, is ready to drop on September 1. The band has already launched two new songs from the upcoming LP, “American Dream” and “Name The Police.”
[by way of Stereogum]
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