After three albums and decades’ worth of critical acclaim, LCD Soundsystem called it a career Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Dubbed “The Long Goodbye,” the four-hour party found guests like Arcade Fire and Reggie Watts joining James Murphy and co. and, despite all the drama leading up to the event, it proved by all accounts to be a smash success.
The 29-song setlist allowed room for a few covers. Fittingly for their last show ever, the two performed were older chestnuts – no point debuting new material in your victory lap. Halfway through Set #3, the group reprised their cover of Alan Vega (of Suicide)’s “Bye Bye Bayou.” Then, for their second-to-last song, the group dug up “Jump Into the Fire,” a super-rarity Harry Nilsson cover originally the B-side to the “Daft Punk Is Playing at My House” vinyl single.
Courtesy an intrepid YouTube taper with one heck of a spot, we have high-quality videos of both below. Then, watch the whole thing via Pitchfork’s live stream.
LCD Soundsystem – Bye Bye Bayou (Alan Vega cover)
LCD Soundsystem – Jump Into the Fire (Harry Nilsson cover)
Photo by Christopher Hill.
R.I.P. LCD Soundsystem. 2002-2011.