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Album Review

The core of this 2008 set is essentially the same as that of the crucial self-titled comp, released over a decade prior through Grand Royal (Mo' Wax in the U.K.): the 12" EPs Liquid Liquid, Successive Reflexes, and Optimo, though "Lub Dupe" from the first 12" appears in alternate form. While the Grand Royal comp added four tracks from a 1982 performance at Berkley Square, this disc features a handful of outtakes, as well as roughly 15 minutes from a 1980 gig. There are no real revelations for those who have known the original releases for decades, but those tracks remain as relevant in the 2000s as they did in the '80s (or the late '90s, for that matter). They contain some of the most progressive rhythms you will hear in your lifetime — including the creeping/crawling "Lock Groove," the jaw-droppingly intense "Optimo," and, of course, "White Lines" template "Cavern" — and they simply cannot be worn out.

Customer Reviews

the reviewer above (or below!)......

the aforementioned clearly has no sense of music history, nor indeed any taste. incredible album, look up liquidliquid on wikipedia and listen to "cavern". its really rather special sauce.

classic

Influential, essential, superb. Start with Cavern, move to Optimo and work your way from there.

Now, i'm not knocking them here. I love Liquid Liquid,

but you (2nd reviewer) cannot say that Cavern is a good representative for their creativity. The reason being that it is White Lines by Grandmaster Flash, if you didn't know, which you probably did. If you did, that furthers your incompetence. Optimo, yes. Bellhead, yes. But not Cavern.

Biography

Formed: 1980 in New York, NY

Genre: Dance

Years Active: '80s

The minimalistic funk of New York's Liquid Liquid consisted almost entirely of percussion grooves with a smattering of bass, plus congas, marimba, and the occasional vocal thrown in. The quartet consisted of Scott Hartley (drums, percussion, talking drum), Richard McGuire (bass, percussion, piano, guitar), Salvatore Principato (percussion, vocals), and Dennis Young (percussion, marimba, roto toms). The band released three EPs during its existence — 1981's Liquid Liquid and Successive Reflexes,...
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