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LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy explains the best piece of advice he received from David Bowie


LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy has continued to reminise about the late David Bowie by explaining how the late icon offered some tech advice during their time working together.

Murphy, who has spoken openly for his admiration of Bowie, worked on his last record Blackstar and was urged to reform LCD Soundsystem by Bowie.

Now, in a new interview with uncut, Murphy was asked the best advice Bowie handed him during their time together to which he answered: “you should get a Supro Dual Tone, it’s what Link Wray played”.

Murphy continued: “He had two Supro Dual Tone guitars and he was very proud of them. He had an amazing ability to be childishly excited by things. When we were doing ‘Blackstar’, he’d played sax on the demo. We’re working with Donny McCaslin, who is arguably one of the best young living sax players, and David said, ‘are we leaving my sax in?’ Tony Visconti said, ‘yeah, totally’. And David was likes, ‘I played sax on a record with Donny McCaslin!’ It was very genuine.”

“But, yes, he was very excited about the Dual Tones,” he added. “So I bought one and played it on ‘Emotional Haircut’ on the new album and love it. So I took his advice and bought two 1950s Link Wray-style Dual Tones.”

So there we go: