Liquid Liquid – “Cavern”

Liquid Liquid is an art-disco band that started in 1980 in Downtown New York. I found out about them when I met their bassplayer (and a visual artist) Richard McGuire a while ago. He told me the stories, it seemed like a cool time with a lot going on.

They are perhaps best known for their track, “Cavern”, which was covered by the Sugar Hill Records house band as the backing track for Grandmaster + Melle Mel’s old school rap classic, “White Lines (Don’t Do It)”. 99 Records took Sugarhill to court over the unauthorized use of Cavern and after an expensive court battle won compensation but before they could collect, Sugarhill went into receivership.

You can read/see the story in comic form here:

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