Wednesday, November 18, 2009

No Love Lost


So is anyone else out there a big LCD Soundsystem fan? I am guessing a lot of heads are nodding. Good. This post is about a track I somehow seemed to pass over. Now, are any of you all that nodded in agreement a fan of Joy Division, also? I am guessing there will be a fair amount of heads nodding to both, correct?

Well, when LCD Soundsystem released the EP for their track "All My Friends" (which was covered by Franz Ferdinand, albeit not on this EP), they also made their own stamp on an old Joy Division track called "No Love Lost". Usually, most artists fail miserably when attempting to cover an older artist or band. Especially when that artist or band has a pretty big cult following. This is where I think many fail - they work to "re-create" a track everyone knows. So why not go the route of LCD Soundsystem and try to cover a lesser known track?

Now, I can hear some people yelling, "We all know this Joy Division track! It's not lesser known! I hope your genitals fall off!" Well, first of all, my genitals are crazy-glued on. So neener neener. Secondly, not everyone knows the entire Joy Division collection or how much blow they did on some night in 1977. If you do? That's creepy. Very, very creepy.

Anyhow, LCD Soundsystem did a pretty good job on this cut, and I am leaving both the original and the cover here for your listening pleasure. Now, I need to go eat something. Until next week!


Download Joy Division - No Love Lost


Download LCD Soundsystem - No Love Lost

And buy this stuff. If not, you're getting nil for Christmas. True story.

1 comment:

callum said...

hi, have to admit they did a pretty good job.
Would you like to have a listen to my band, Dualist on:
http://www.myspace.com/thedualist

might be up your street

thanks
callum