I have a soft spot for concert films… especially ones that capture that push the boundaries of what a concert film can be.
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS does all these things and more and it just got added to Netflix this week.
I discovered LCD Soundsystem (and DFA really) when I discovered the Rapture. A few weeks after picking up House of Jealous Lovers, I stopped into a record store on Woodward Avenue (next to C-Pop/ maybe above?) And purchased a DFA compilation that had just dropped that week.
LCD Soundsystem had 2 tracks on that 8 song compilation and over the next 10 years… i slowly picked up every LCD Soundsystem release into my music collection.
I never went out of my way to see them live… I kinda wish I did now. After seeing the concert film, I was really surprised to see how much the band reminded me of the Talk Heads.
Not in a Stop Making Sense kinda way… but I saw and heard parallels between the two bands for the first time.
Another thing I liked about the film was that they rooted a good part of the movie around a Chuck Klosterman interview. An interview, I think he conducted for another outlet… I don’t know if this was intentional or not but it really fleshed out the concert film in ways that I haven’t seen before.