Thursday, May 09, 2013
WHEN SOME GREAT BAND DIES
There aren't a lot of bands that I've felt truly and deeply sad about their demise. Maybe Husker Du? Oh, and Sonic Youth. I guess there are a couple of others, so scratch that. But one that both Shelley and I felt deep and profound sadness for was LCD Soundsystem. Right out of the gate the songs were killer, and to see the band live was life changing. We saw them play at First Avenue when they toured for the first album, and damn... the rumors were true.
So when they drew the curtain at the big final show, it was sad. Really sad. But they went out guns blazing and at the top of their game. It was a celebration. Honestly, watch Shut Up and Play The Hits, the documentary about the end of the band. It's great and really emotional. Plus, the DVD also comes with the COMPLETE final show, so you can kiss three hours of your life away.
Oh hell... HERE'S THE ENTIRE FAREWELL SHOW!
But here's a much shorter documentary about their lable, DFA. Great band. Great story.