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Liquid Liquid

Liquid Liquid was a New York City band that was active from 1980 to 1983. Their music was essentially groove-based, influenced by funk, dub, and punk. Liquid Liquid’s music did not easily fit into a genre, but it is often labeled post-punk or post-disco or no-wave. Arguments can be made for each genre (e.g., people who see Liquid Liquid as a no-wave band, often cite that Liquid Liquid did not follow standard song form, with their songs consisting entirely of bridges with no verses or choruses; and that like much of no-wave, Liquid Liquid’s music emphasized texture over melody), and to furt ...read more

Liquid Liquid was a New York City band that was active from 1980 to 1983. Their music was essentially groove-based, influenced by funk, dub, and punk. Liquid Liquid’s music did not easily fit into a genre, but it is often labeled post-punk or post-disco or no-wave. Arguments can be made for each genre (e.g., people who see Liquid Liquid as a no-wave band, often cite that Liquid Liquid did not follow standard song form, with their songs consisting entirely of bridges with no verses or choruses; and that like much of no-wave, Liquid Liquid’s music emphasized texture over melody), and to further complicate matters, they were popular with downtown NYC crowds that retroactively fit within all three of the movements (post-punk, post-disco, no-wave) and played venues that housed music from all three genres as well—so more than anything, Liquid Liquid’s music should probably be taken on its own merits. « hide


Liquid Liquid
1997

3.6
10 Votes

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