Liquid Karma Band
With plenty of cover songs in their arsenal, the next step was naturally originals. Without enough material for an entire album, the band retreated into The Power Station, and began work on their first album “Liquid Karma”. Whitmore was initially the driving force behind this move, but as the band became more comfortable with the producers and engineers, the other members began writing and collaborating on new material. Other bands on the island began to take notice, and more albums began production in the wake of the popularity of the rock style of the Liquid Karma Band. The mid 90’s were not the best time for classic rock bands. Another local act, Clay Sun Union, began their own recording, and became friendly competition, and ultimately surpassed the local popularity of Liquid Karma. As time passed, the bands excesses began showing, which led to less rehearsals, and more parties. Finally Whitmore had had enough and left for New York City, which spelled the end of the original Liquid Karma band. As some albums often do, “Liquid Karma” began gaining popularity after the dissolvment of the band. Out of the albums released from the period on Okinawa, it is the only one that is still in production and can be bought at hundreds of worldwide outlets, including Target, Wal-Mart, Tower Records, and CD Baby. Other versions of the band have surfaced over the years, but none have reached the success of the original act.