Achtung, babes. All is definitely nicht gut with former Ash Ra Tempel guitarist Manuel GÃ¶ttsching. After catching the .jpg-only cover of LCD Soundsystem’s sole-selling Nike commission 45:33 – which really does look a heckuva lot like the godfather of techno’s 1984 meisterwerk E2-E4 – GÃ¶ttsching’s camp had this to say:
“LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy has imitated the artwork of E2-E4 and thus inappropriately exploits the reputation of the famous original! What Murphy is doing is exploiting the album’s reputation for his own purposes illegally in the context of German Competition Regulations and also according to legislation of other countries, too.”
I don’t know about all that, but Murphy’s DFA Records is planning a hard copy re-release of the iTunes exclusive for November 12, 2007. And although this 45:33 still won’t cajole me into running, jogging, power walking or really any other form of exercise (not even for Cage’s 4’33”), just do it – grrl.