Pre-Liquid Liquid work from Richard McGuire – a pair of different groups that both have a much more outside
vibe than his more famous material! The Liquid Idiot tracks are from 1978, and have a definite No Wave vibe – almost improvised jazz at times, and definitely fairly avant – with instrumentation that is heavy on guitar, plus bits of organ, drums, saxes, and clarinet – all used together in modes that are cyclic, but not nearly as funky as later Liquid Liquid material. The Idiot Orchestra material is a bit more fully formed, but still pretty avant – kind of a larger jazz ensemble working together in unison, but moving to relatively free territory as well – an aspect that's emphasized by the rougher qualities of the production style, which is very moody. Titles include "Medium Egg", "Scotty Laughs", "Times When I Go", "Yeah I Know", "Brown Paper Suit", "Duets", "Jungle", "Big City", and "Appolo Thinner".
(Includes original booklet!)