Tuesday, October 15, 2013


This has been in my head all morning!  I knew the bassist Richard McGuire and saw the dub/punk influenced duo Liquid Liquid many times in NYC....the 1981 track, Cavern was ripped off for the Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash hip hop rap hit, White Lines. The original label, 99 Records took SugarHill to court and finally won the unauthorized sampling use case which kind of put SugarHill out of business....The video from 1983 was groundbreaking. Bassist McGuire and Drummer, Scott Hartely are still performing today as Liquid Liquid. Truly timeless stuff!

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