Monday, August 16, 2010
Throwback Monday - 09-16-10 - "Cavern" - Liquid Liquid
"Liquid Liquid is a New York City post-punk/post-disco band, originally active from 1980 to 1983. Since 2008 the band has reformed, playing in various venues across the globe. Their track "Cavern", from the Optimo EP recorded by Don Hunerberg, was covered by the Sugar Hill house band for the backing track on Grandmaster + Melle Mel's "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)". Since the band’s inception in 1980, the sounds of Liquid Liquid have been a mainstay in the clubs. The original records were pressed in very limited quantities on the 99 label, and can now fetch high prices. Though the pressings were small, the music has had a lasting and far reaching impact. The first three EPs, plus live material, were reissued in 1997 by Grand Royal (US) and Mo' Wax (UK). After the collapse of both these labels, Domino Records released the music from all three original 12"s plus extra tracks and early live recordings as Slip In And Out Of Phenomenon in 2008.
In October 2008 the band returned to the UK after a prolonged hiatus, playing at London's Barbican Theatre alongside the Glasgow-based DJ duo Optimo, who named themselves after the eponymous Liquid Liquid song and EP."