Liquid Liquid - “Optimo” / “Cavern” (Live @ Jimmy Fallon) (video)

[9 April 2010]

By Timothy Gabriele

Last week, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon featured the first ever television appearance of Liquid Liquid, who performed their classic 1981 deep cuts “Optimo” (non-televised and seen above) and “Cavern”, which was sampled infamously and illegally by Grandmaster Melle Mel’s anti-drug anthem “White Lines” (and allegedly recorded when they were slammed out of their minds on coke). Less unearthly and rhythmically disorienting than the originals (possibly due to the show’s acoustics), the band still nevertheless prove themselves to be insanely adept at their craft.

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/123684-liquid-liquid-with-the-roots-on-jimmy-fallon/