Sunday, August 15, 2010

Artist #47: Liquid Liquid

Liquid Liquid were key players in the New York minimalist funk underground music scene of the early 1980s. Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels emphatically claimed that for DJs of that era, "You had to have Liquid Liquid in your crate." The group’s instantly recognizable track “Cavern” became the basis of Grandmaster Flash’s rap classic “White Lines (Don’t Do It).” Interest in Liquid Liquid never waned, with songs regularly licensed for movie and TV soundtracks (from Miami Vice to Spike Lee’s The 25th Hour), and countless samples and reconfigurations dotting the dance-groove landscape. In 2003, Liquid Liquid made a triumphant return to the stage at the Knitting Factory in New York City. The four original members performed together for the first time in nearly 20 years. Band members: Scott Hartley (drums, percussion, talking drum) Richard McGuire (bass, percussion, piano, guitar) Salvatore Principato (vocals, percussion, bass) Dennis Young (percussion, marimba, roto-toms)

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