Saturday, December 18, 2010
Top 93-Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy
Liquid Gold was an English disco group from Brackley in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.
Liquid Gold was formed by Ray Knott and Ellie Hope, who had met auditioning to play in Babe Ruth, a group that released four albums between 1972 and 1975. Both of them worked on the band's last album, Kid Stuff. They then recruited Wally Rothe (who is currently in a relationship with Loose Women presenter Jane McDonald) and Syd Twynham under the name Dream Coupe; after a few shows they signed to Creole Records, a Polo Records subsidiary, and changed their name to Liquid Gold.
Their first single, "Anyway You Do It", was released in October 1978. It narrowly missed the UK Top 40, peaking at No41, but resulted in their being transferred to Polo for their next release, "My Baby's Baby". A remixed version of the song was concurrently released by Parachute Records in the U.S. and became a hit, reaching #5 on the US Club Play charts and #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979. Despite their success in America, however, they never toured the U.S..
In England, their next single was "Mr. Groovy", which did not chart; it was quickly followed with "Dance Yourself Dizzy", which became their biggest English hit, peaking at #2 on the UK charts in 1980. The song also reached #26 on the U.S. Club Play charts. Their next single, "Substitute", also went Top Ten in England, reaching #8 in the summer of 1980; their final UK Top 40 entry was "The Night, the Wine, and the Roses", which hit #32 late in the year.
In March 1981, the single "Don't Panic" was released and was also entered into the UK "Song For Europe" contest to pick the UK's entry for Eurovision that year. The song did not gain enough votes to win. 1982 saw the release of the singles "Where Did We Go Wrong" and "Turn the Table". In 1983, Rothe quit the band, and Twynham left soon after. With the slimmer lineup they released one final single that year, "What's She Got". They disbanded shortly afterward.
All songs produced, arranged, written, and engineered by Adrian Baker
"Synth and Strings", a 1999 chart hit by Yomanda was based around a sample from "Dance Yourself Dizzy".
In 2008 "Dance Yourself Dizzy" remixes were released on 12" single with bonus cd, and digital download.