In a new interview with British magazine Shortlist, former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy talks about his lyrics, life post-LCD, and, um, that time he almost beat up a kid at one of his shows. To wit:
In the US, you’re often mistaken for being English. Is there one thing you dislike about the English?
Well there is, yeah. England is the only place where someone will walk up to you and moan in an attempt to become buddies. I remember DJing once and this kid came up to me and said, “This set is so sh*t,” to try to show me how cool he was. I just grabbed him by the throat and was like, “You’re talking to a f*cking stranger. We don’t know each other, dude. I am from a f*cking farm town, I will beat the sh*t out of you.” I take criticism every day. You can’t just go up to a stranger and moan. That sh*t has only happened to me in England.
Not sure exactly why, but this seems fairly uncharacteristic of Murphy -- though also fairly understandable. You can read the whole interview here; the new LCD Soundsystem documentary, Shut Up and Play the Hits, is available now on iTunes and out October 9 on DVD/Blu-ray.