Liquid Liquid

Liquid Liquid

Early-80s band on the legendary 99 Records label. Often namechecked because of the track "Cavern" from which parts were replayed by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five for their hit single "White Lines". Liquid Liquid were originally a much more experimental sounding band called Liquid Idiot who released one 7" before reforming as Liquid Liquid and basing their sound around a much more percussive framework. They would invite members of the audience to bring their own percussion to their gigs and at one of these, they were so impressed when Dennis Young brought a marimba that they invited him to join. They developed their own unique sound which they called 'big beat' (a term some English producers would use more than a decade later for something entirely different). Liquid Liquid still exist and worked together with DFA on new material.

Liquid Liquid Discography

Singles & EPs

Liquid Liquid Successive Reflexes (EP) 99 Records (2) US 1981 Sell This Version
Liquid Liquid Liquid Liquid 99 Records (2) US 1981 Sell This Version
99-11EP7 Liquid Liquid Bellhead / Push(7", EP) 99 Records (2) 99-11EP7 US 1981 Sell This Version
Liquid Liquid Optimo (EP) 99 Records (2) US 1983 Sell This Version
Liquid Liquid Dig We Must (EP) 99 Records (2) US 1984 Sell This Version
MW078LPP Liquid Liquid Cavern(12", Promo) Mo Wax MW078LPP UK 1997 Sell This Version
MW 096 Liquid Liquid Bell Head(12") Mo Wax MW 096 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MW 091 Liquid Liquid Remixes(12") Mo Wax MW 091 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TSOSCX001 Liquid Liquid / Caitie Faulds Liquid Liquid / Caitie Faulds - Bellhead / Caitie Faulds Plays Optimo(7", EP) Optimo Singles Club and Related Recordings TSOSCX001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Dennis Young / Liquid Liquid Dennis Young / Liquid Liquid - Signal Up Ahead / Flextone Rush Hour Recordings Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
Liquid Liquid Remixes (Single) Domino UK 2008 Sell This Version
DOMLIQUIDT Liquid Liquid Cavern / Optimo / Sank Into The Chair(12", Promo) Domino DOMLIQUIDT UK 2008 Sell This Version
99-17 Liquid Liquid Rubbermiro / Lock Groove (In)(12", EP) 99 Records (2) 99-17 US 2010 Sell This Version


Liquid Liquid Liquid Liquid (Comp) Mo Wax UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Liquid Liquid Slip In And Out Of Phenomenon (Comp) Domino UK 2008 Sell This Version


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September 3, 2003
History in the making Part 2...I was fortunate enough to see Liquid Liquid LIVE at Optimo in Glasgow in July. Twenty years on their performance was outstanding, the atmosphere in the club was electric and if you ever get the chance you MUST check these guys out!

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