Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Late 70's/ early 80's quartet Liquid Liquid fused the percussive puls of post-punk experimenters like Gang of Four with the energy of early rap. This over-due CD compiles their three rare EPs and live bonus tracks, preserv... more »
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Late 70's/ early 80's quartet Liquid Liquid fused the percussive puls of post-punk experimenters like Gang of Four with the energy of early rap. This over-due CD compiles their three rare EPs and live bonus tracks, preserving a small but significant part of music history. - Entertainment Weekly. $11.98 list
Absolutely essential album, just make sure you know exactly
mretrain | Atlanta, GA USA | 10/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Liquid Liquid is absolutely essential if you like bass and percussion-driven post-punk like PiL, ESG and Gang of Four. I hear a little Can in their music as well, which is more than fine with me. Old-school hip-hop fans might dig it too because of the Grandmaster Flash connection, but there's no rapping, and the vocals (of which there aren't much) consist of barely intelligible John Lydon-esque wails and moans, also not unlike Damo Suzuki of Can. Again, this is more than fine with me.
Unfortunately, the prices for this hard-to-find CD are getting outrageous, and the item you're buying from resellers may not be the original 1997 release on Grand Royal, but what's called a "CD on-demand" release produced by a company called The Disc Kiosk who work in conjunction with Universal Music to release simplified versions of Universal's back catalog. They are official releases and they have the original artwork, but the original liner notes are not included and the art on the CD label is simplified. It's great, but it's still not the original 1997 Grand Royal release from a collector's standpoint.
I paid half a Ben Franklin on another used/resale website (but the same seller does do business on Amazon as well) and I received the CD-on-demand release. I guess I was lucky since I could have paid even more, but I could have just gone to the Disc Kiosk's eBay store or website and gotten the exact same item for less than a double sawbuck. It is an official release, and the sound quality is exactly the same as the original release, but I still felt like I was taken. Rather than complain about it, I figured I would just give others that want to own this CD a heads-up.
If you are interested in the CD-on-demand release (which is a great buy if you're paying the normal price and not overinflated collector prices) check the Disc Kiosk's eBay store, or their website, which is easy enough to google. If you're buying from resellers, always ask whether you're buying the 1997 Grand Royal release or the 2004 CD-on-demand release from the Universal Music Archive Collection."
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James M. Beach | Los Angeles, CA United States | 09/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've never heard this record in it's original form. All I've heard is the classic 'White Lines', and Liquid Liquid deserve 5 stars just for (inadvertantly) helping make that happen.
All these other reviews, I don't know what they're talking about. Hello, Amazon - these other reviews are clearly misfiled. For Pete's sake, one refers to some sort of a vaginal yeast product."
Beautiful collage of sounds for body, soul and brain
Ivan Juras | Zagreb, Croatia | 12/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"rarley do you find music that you can went insane on the dance floor or contemplate on your bus ride to home/work or just stare at the wall wondering how this talented artists made such great and groundbraking music that layed the foundation of music to come. I only came in contact with their music recently and what i heard is familiar sounds from bands whose music i love, like ESG, Gang of Four, PiL, and bands that came years after them but were probably influenced by them like !!!, LCD and many more..."