Valediction: LCD Soundsystem, “North American Scum”

October 3, 2008

One of my oldest friends just moved from New York City to Antwerp, its polar opposite in almost every way – quiet, clean, sleepy – and it seemed fitting to pull out LCD Soundsystem‘s “North American Scum.” It’s off their brilliant album Sound of Silver and is a tongue-in-cheek look at the differences between Europe and the US, as well as yet another homage to James Murphy’s beloved New York (that’s him, above, looking quite, well, European). And remember, ‘don’t blame the Canadians!’

MP3: LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum

Previously: Coverage: The Main Drag, “All My Friends”; Capturing the zeitgeist; 2007 in review: LCD Soundsystem


  1. That’s me “North American Scum”! I already got told by one of the older scientists to “Please stop yelling!” – I was not yelling of course – just TALKING TO MAKE A POINT.

  2. Like all good satire, “North American Scum,” contains more than a grain of truth…

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