Seminal but (initially) short-lived early-’80s Downtown NYC post-disco crew Liquid Liquid became the name to drop in Brooklyn in 2001, got a bump from DFA in 2004, and started playing together again in 2008. Last night they made their television debut on Jimmy Fallon, performing 1983’s “Cavern” with the Roots. The song, initially released on the Optimo EP, found a larger audience when it was performed by the Sugar Hill house band and used on “White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It),” a true rollerskating rink anthem if there ever was one. When they brought it to Fallon on Friday, a good time was had by all.
The album Fallon’s holding up at the start (with iPad accompaniment) and at the end by its lonesome is Slip In And Out Of Phenomenon, a retrospective out via Domino.