LCD System’s frontman James Murphy has taken to Lars Ulrich’s Beats 1 Radio show to discuss a harrowing time in which he was almost ‘murdered’ for playing a Stooges song.
The legendary genre-defying artist explained that it wasn’t the primitive production or wailing vocals of the proto-punk band that almost got him killed, it was the fact that he dropped the track in the middle of a DJ set at a techno club, ruining the vibe for blissed out patty goers.
Here’s what he had to say:
“I was DJ’ing what was kinda like a techno house club, and I was really high. I was dancing around, like, ‘Man, if someone would play ‘Loose’ by the Stooges right now everyone would go crazy.’ I got up and the first record that I put on at 3 o‘clock in the morning in a place filled with people on drugs that are there to hear techno was ‘Loose.’ And a guy was trying to climb into the DJ booth to kill me, and I was like ‘No, just listen to it, man. It’s amazing!’”
He also went on to discuss his influences and his disdain for airplane food. Same James, same. LCD Soundsystem’s latest album, ‘American Dream’ was released to glowing reviews earlier this year, with the band taking the stage on the coveted Splendour in the Grass stage in July.