Yeah (LCD Soundsystem song)

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"Yeah"
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah cover art.jpg
Single by LCD Soundsystem
from the album LCD Soundsystem
B-side
  • Pretentious Version
  • Clap-a-Pella
Released January 13, 2004
Format
Recorded 2003
Genre
Length
  • 9:20 (Crass Version)
  • 11:03 (Pretentious Version)
Label DFA
Writer(s)
Producer(s) The DFA
LCD Soundsystem singles chronology
"Give It Up"
(2003)
"Yeah"
(2004)
"Movement"
(2004)

"Yeah" is a song by American rock band LCD Soundsystem. It was released as a 12-inch single through DFA Records on January 13, 2004. The Crass and Pretentious mixes of "Yeah" later appeared on the CD version of the band's eponymous debut studio album. The song peaked at number 77 on the UK Singles Chart.

Overview[edit]

In a 2005 interview with Pitchfork, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy regarded "Yeah" as the hardest song to make for their debut studio album, stating that it "nearly killed" him.[1] According to Pitchfork's longform article "You Were There", the song "aims to sum up three decades of dance music."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Yeah" (Crass Version) 9:20
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Yeah" (Pretentious Version) 11:03
2. "Yeah" (Clap-a-Pella) 2:04

Personnel[edit]

Personnel adapted from single liner notes.[4]

  • Eric Broucek – additional programming, percussion, vocals
  • Mandy Coon – vocals
  • The DFA – mixing, production
  • Tim Goldsworthy – bass synthesizer
  • James Murphy – bass, drums, keyboards, percussion, vocals
  • Gavin Russom – Fun Machine support, synthesizer, synthesizer support
  • Nancy Whang – vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 77

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue no.
 United States January 13, 2004 DFA 12" dfa 2133[3]
 United Kingdom Output OPR DFA 009[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sylvester, Nick (May 9, 2005). "Jukebox: James Murphy". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ "You Were There: The Complete LCD Soundsystem". Pitchfork. March 28, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "LCD Soundsystem – Yeah (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ Yeah (single liner notes). LCD Soundsystem. DFA Records. 2004. 
  5. ^ "LCD Soundsystem: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "LCD Soundsystem – Yeah (Vinyl) (UK)". Discogs. Retrieved August 15, 2016.