LCD Soundsystem Cover David Bowie's 'Heroes' at Coachella
LCD's James Murphy pays tribute to Bowie during Friday night headlining set
The reunited LCD Soundsystem headlined the Friday night festivities at Coachella with a dazzling set that included a surprise cover of Bowie's "Heroes." The spirited take on the Bowie classic served as LCD Soundsystem's penultimate song before closing out their first of two Coachella performances with their anthem "All My Friends.
Heroes" served as a fitting tribute from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy to one of his personal musical heroes.
"As a little kid, 'Heroes' was one of my favorite songs, and as a bearded hipster, Bowie/[Brian] Eno collabs in Berlin are, you know, 'check' as cool stuff to listen to that you like," Murphy told The AV Squad in 2010 following the release of the Berlin Trilogy-inspired This Is Happening; the LP's "All I Want" is especially indebted to Bowie and Robert Fripp's work on "Heroes." "That Bowie/Eno sound, it's just a big part of my musical life, from when I was a kid through now. It's one of those through-lines."