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Watch: LCD Soundsystem says goodbye

on April 03, 2011, 1:00pm

lcd soundsystem arcade fire Watch: LCD Soundsystem says goodbye

LCD Soundsystem‘s all-too-brief existence came to an epic conclusion Saturday night at Madison Square Garden with a 230-minute set that featured everything from rare b-sides to “Home” to Win Butler dancing. As our Jeremy Larson put it, “this concert should be documented as an exploration how one band compiled every good sound from every band that came before them and turned it into a four hour sound orgasm.” James Murphy should also be applauded for never taking off his tux.

Chances are you already witnessed the entire thing, whether in person at MSG or via live webcast, but let’s make this Googleable forever. What follows is a recap of the evening, both in video and words. Per ArcadeFireTube, video of the entire set is available for streaming below. Among the highlights: scroll to 1:12 to watch Reggie Watts soul out on “45:33″, 2:04 to see Arcade Fire awkwardly dance along to “North American Scum”, and 2:30 for the punk rock epicness that was “Movement”. And that’s just stuff from the first three sets… (the complete setlist is posted below).

Below the video is a transcription of our live blog, which was conducted by the aforementioned Jeremy Larson and featured over 150 readers chatting away throughout.

Someone great is gone (or at least until Coachella 2k17), but here are to the memories:

CoS Live Blog

Setlist: (via)
Dance Yrself Clean (w/ “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc intro)
Drunk Girls
I Can Change
Time To Get Away
Get Innocuous!
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Too Much Love
All My Friends
Tired (w/ “Heart of the Sunrise” by Yes snippet)

Set 2
45:33 Part One
45:33 Part Two (w/ Reggie Watts)
Sound of Silver
45:33 Part Four
45:33 Part Five (w/ Shit Robot)
45:33 Part Six
Freak Out/Starry Eyes

Set 3
Us v Them
North American Scum (w/ Arcade Fire)
Bye Bye Bayou (Alan Vega cover)
You Wanted A Hit
Tribulations
Movement
Yeah  (Crass Version)

Set 4
Someone Great
Losing My Edge (w/ “Da Funk” by Daft Punk snippet)
Home

Set 5
All I Want
Jump Into the Fire (Harry Nilsson Cover)
New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down (with “Twin Peaks Theme” by Angelo Badalamenti intro)

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