Liquido

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Liquido
Liquido logo.jpg
Background information
Origin Heidelberg, Germany
Genres Alternative rock
Post-punk revival
Electropop
Pop rock
Years active 1996–2009
Labels Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Pyogenesis
GUT
Members Wolfgang Maier
Wolfgang Schrödl
Stefan Schulte-Holthaus
Tim Eiermann

Liquido was an alternative rock band formed in Sinsheim, Germany in 1996 by four friends: Wolle Maier (drums), Wolfgang Schrödl (vocals, guitar, piano), Stefan Schulte-Holthaus (bass) and Tim Eiermann (vocals, guitar).

Their only notable international hit, "Narcotic", was first released on a demo in 1996 and sold over 700,000 units when Virgin Records re-released it in 1998. Since then, Liquido hasn't been able to repeat this success, which led to a split from Virgin after two unsuccessful albums. 2005 saw the release of an equally ill-fated album on the new label Nuclear Blast.

Nonetheless, Liquido gained somewhat of a cult following in their homeland. For example, "Narcotic" was elected "second best song of all times" by a local German radio station (the best song being "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin). In 2008, the band released a single called "Gameboy". In January 2009, the members of Liquido announced the breakup of the band on their official website.

Narcotic is the official anthem of the soccer clubs Girondins de Bordeaux in France and UFC Eferding in Upper Austria.

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • 1999 – Liquido (Virgin)
  • 2000 – At the Rocks (Virgin)
  • 2002 – alarm!alarm! (Virgin / EMI)
  • 2004 – Essential (Best of) (Virgin)
  • 2005 – Float (Nuclear Blast)
  • 2008 – Zoomcraft (Nuclear Blast)
Singles
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
GER AUT BEL NLD SWE
[1]
SWI
"Narcotic" 1998 3 1 5 7 15 2 Liquido
"Doubledecker" 1999 47 35
"Clicklesley"
"Play Some Rock" 2000 54 55 At the Rocks
"Why Are You Leaving" 2002 Alarm! Alarm!
"Ordinary Life" 2005 73 17 91 Float
"Love Me Love Me"
"Gameboy" 2008 Zoomcraft
"Drop Your Pants"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discography Liquido". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2016.