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James Murphy risked death by playing The Stooges at a techno club

By | Published on Wednesday 6 December 2017

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy was very nearly murdered for playing The Stooges’ track ‘Loose’ in a club. That’s right, murdered. Killed. Dead. Forced to DJ in the depths of hell for eternity. All for playing a Stooges track. What crazy times we live in.

I’m possibly exaggerating slightly. And given Murphy admits he “was really high” when this happened, he’s probably already exaggerated the incident a little. And then I come along exaggerating the exaggeration. They call it journalism, don’t you know.

“I was DJing what was kinda like a techno house club”, Murphy told Lars Ulrich last weekend on the latter’s Beats 1 show. “I was really high. I was dancing around, like, ‘man, if someone would play ‘Loose’ by The Stooges right now everyone would go crazy'”.

And at that very moment, Murphy’s turn on the decks arrived. He continued, according to NME: “I got up and the first record that I put on at three 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!'”

Yeah, maybe I did exaggerate this story a little. But, like I said, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy was very nearly murdered for playing The Stooges’ track ‘Loose’ in a club. That’s right, murdered. Killed. Dead.



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