Beastie Boys: Classic or Dud?

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Blech. Pavlovian response generated from too many bad eighth grade parties, the kind where everyone wants to drink beer but no one can find any. Dud.

Licensed to Ill is not one of the greatest records ever made, either. It's got a handful of (now extremely tired) classics and a lot of filler. I couldn't listen to it all the way through, so I gave it to my little brother a couple of years ago. And HE doesn't even listen to it. And he's 14!

Ian White, Saturday, 10 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

They're passable, but not even slightly relevant, not even enough to call them a classic or a dud. I like Paul's Boutique. I like bits of all the albums. But I think they merit a search and destroy: "So Whatcha Want" is all anyone really needs.

Otis Wheeler, Saturday, 10 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

The Beasties are one of those groups that can do no wrong, and I can understand why: a catalogue of proven, solid records with two guaranteed classics (Ill and Boutique), singles out the rear end, endearing personalities, a public (if misguided) social stance (Tibet) and a sonic growth from hardcore to white-rap to sonic chemists... plus they all play their instruments pretty well.

It shouldn't even be a question.

JM, Saturday, 10 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

I have a tape of "The In Sound from Way Out" I stole from a friend I'm no longer in contact with and I don't mind it - however I hate everything else (aside from "Fight For Your Right" and "Hey Ladies" which still stand up fairly well today) Overexposure and the fact that seemingly everyone I know adores them doesn't help them one bit. At the very least, they all deserve to be punched out for the travesty that was "Intergalactic". Oh how I hated that song. Dud.

Edward Okulicz, Saturday, 10 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Classic, "Paul's Boutique" is one of the best records of all-time. 1st album is also classic as is the "She's On It" single. "Check your Head" is one of the best party-drug records ever, so that helps their classic status. After that things got patchy, "Licensed to Ill" is overrated, "Hello Nasty" is just okay, but still has some classic moments. Not bad for 3 irritating guys.

Omar, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

"Paul's Boutique" and "Check Your Head" were far ahead of their time. Since then it's been pretty much on coast. Beck's "Odelay" was a critical orgasm, but it was little more than Paul's Boutique Part 2 (and I'm guessing the upcoming Tenacious D record will be Part 3). Check Your Head had constant rotation in my 1983 Buick Century on the way to school and back in 1992. For the simple fact that they managed to find a GOOD hybrid of rock and rap, I give it up. Even if they found some old Jimmy Smith records and thought they could "jam."

brent d., Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

You know what? It's really all about "Paul Revere". Other than that one song, I could do without.

Dan Perry, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

They've always been abysmal, always will be.

the pinefox, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

The back cover of 'Ill Communication' (I think - the one with 'sabotage' on it anyway) says it all for me: "Look at the funny coloured people! They've got natural rhythm you know! Wasn't Shaft a good film!" Patronising bastards.

DG, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

2 or 3 excellent albums merit a "classic" in my book, and the the Beastie Boys have them. During the early 90s, it was _Paul's Boutique_ that was seen as the masterpiece, but the debut will definitlely be the one that endurers. Probably not coincidentally, the debut is the one you're still most likely to hear a DJ play. It's classic stuff.

They're swirling down the toilet at breakneck pace now, that last track was awful as was the last album. Tom, re your comment about the rapping -- I thought MCA was pretty good for a while there, as on "A Year And A Day" and "Professor Booty." But the other two suck, yeah, for sure. Great videos, though, which no one has men

Mark Richardson, Tuesday, 13 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Totally fucking CLASSIC, no doubt.

They have been consistently 4-5 years ahead of their time with every album they put out. LICENSE TO ILL: White brat rap that pulled it off the street and into your house (via MTV). Weren't afraid to sample the most obvious beats. PAULS BOUTIQUE: Only the best rap album ever. The 70s beats and style predated the general populus' 70s revival by 4 years. CHECK YOUR HEAD: By the time everyone else was catching onto the 70s thing, the Boys come out with something COMPLETELY different. They combine punk, funk, soundtrack stuff, classic rap, play their own instruments, etc... Constantly pushing the boundaries.

Need I go on? Well, they might have faded *slightly* after that, but the rest of the albums are still really good and do still show growth. Also, look at their instrumental stuff. Quite good and varied. Impressive resume for 3 snotty kids from Brooklyn.

Tim Baier, Tuesday, 13 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
While I never caught on to the Beasties back in 1986, but I do have Licence to Ill on tape, having bought the cd of Hello Nasty (originally I bought it along with Fatboy Slim's Baby you've come a long way, then I fell for Hello Nasty ) I was genuinely surprised at their taste and diversity of their musical influences. Hello Nasty was the Beasties last studio album and I think it represents them the best, especially their duet with Lee "Scratch" Perry with the track "Dr Lee,PHD" and the way the album has pasted all the tracks together makes the album feel and sound very straight- off-the-street and very inspirational. I've listened to Licence to Ill about seven or eight times and I still think that the album captures the BB in their true spirit but like all young musical artists, they had to grow up, but their humourous cartoonish vocals and humour that they injected on Licence to Ill remains on Hello Nasty and it does the album justice.

By far Hello Nasty is their most noble and mature album they have ever recorded and, too me, the one that represents them the most sincerely.

Jimmy S, Monday, 12 November 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Isn't the title of "hello Nasty" supposed to be some kind of indie- rock in-joke? cause i don't get it!

Tracer Hand, Monday, 12 November 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

i had forgotten how fucking annoying mark's use of the term 'pale-faced pretenders' is in the original question.

ethan, Monday, 12 November 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

You had forgotten how annoying his use of "palefaced pretenders" was in the original question? Since when? Since you read the question? Short memory. Or has that specific phrase actually been used before (rather than its myriad analogues that are constantly applied to them)?

Anyway, the Beastie Boys ARE "palefaced pretenders", if by that you mean that they wear their influences on their sleeves. But, dismal and annoying "License to Ill" aside, they've chanelled that influence into innovation nearly unmatched in hip-hop. "Paul's Boutique", "Check Your Head" and "Ill Communication" are certified classics in my book, each great in its own unique way. So, despite wanted to slap their annoying faces with "License to Ill" and wanting to do it again with the try-to-hard old-schoolness of "Hello Nasty"...Classic.

Dan I., Monday, 12 November 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

check yr head is ok they are so patronizing though they make me sick not because they are bad rappers or musicians or "co-opt" hip hop - just the whole smug business aesthetic / envelope of "cool" they invent for themselves & that godawful new-agey preacheyness they have, i mean, really - fuck off!

bob snoom, Monday, 12 November 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

You got a point there. And how the hell did "I don't buy cheeba, I grow it" turn into "Don't smoke cheeba, can't stand crack"?

Dan I., Monday, 12 November 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
Basically I have searched for the best music ever, and through out every genre Pauls Boutique reigns supreme. Sgt. Pepper, Hendrix, or any legend You just can't fuck with Pauls B.

Let it remain

Slade donn, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

i fuck with paul's buttocks every evening

bob snoom, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I have a Paul's Boutique tattoo so I'll definitely have to say classic.

Samantha, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

pauls boutique tattoo? what? (and where??)

dbini, Saturday, 26 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

The entire panorama on Ludlow St???

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 26 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
dud!

Karl J Kretzschmar, Wednesday, 31 July 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

To understand how they went from fighting for the right to party and fighting for freedom in Tibet, you'd have to check out the sounds of science where the explain that...The Beastie Boys are great. They have fun lyrics and lyrics that mean something; they write their own music; they play their own music, so they are talented for sure. Since they've been around longer than I have, I say classic.

Gillian Brady, Sunday, 11 August 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Their lyrics are usually hit-or-miss, but their charisma is undeniable -- even during their early hardcore days; any song that contains the unusually juxtaposed line "I like Batman/I like Crass" ("Holy Snappers") wins bonus points with me. They might've seemed like boorish assholes in '87, but looking at their video for "Fight For Your Right to Party" now they come across in retrospect as some sort of cartoonish vaudeville Marx Brothers types. Basically they're goofball pop culture tourists and believe it or not I think pop music needs a bit of that every so often. Classic.

Nate Patrin, Sunday, 11 August 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I have to say that the Beasties are surely way too clued for anyone to seriously entertain the possibility labelling them as duds.

These guys plainly know their shit and not only do they possess the musical skills, they are 'setters, they appear to be self-depreciating and they rip the fucking piss. These are good things, by the way. The cops vid - I know it's tired but it still reigns as the joint I'm afraid. And for all the ho-hum tracks, they write enough killers to be forgiven the toss.

I like em. I respect em. They played the game to their rules. And won. Sure they're a pain in the ass. But you need these boys: totally classic.

Roger Fascist, Monday, 12 August 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

"they appear to be self-depreciating"

Are they marking their own albs down at the Record and Tape now?

Andrew L, Monday, 12 August 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

i do still like them, but

I have to say that the Beasties are surely way too clued for anyone to seriously entertain the possibility labelling them as duds

this kind of gets to the root of the problem with me. they are too clued, this is kind of their problem - because they are clued everything comes across as kind of reverent, theres a lack of *something* sometimes, as though they know all the mistakes not to make, so they don't make them. i don't know, i'm not getting this across too well,

gareth, Monday, 12 August 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

it's like, what WOULD throw them, cz they're sure keeping their distance

mark s, Monday, 12 August 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

i like em too, but i don't love em

mark s, Monday, 12 August 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I know what Gareth means, there is a... distance (?) to the Beaties trip but I'm not sure that comes from being "too clued". I reckon it might be something to do with three guys hanging out since time, getting crazy and sitting in hot-box rooms making wacky music. I mean, how much can an audience *really* relate to music that is engendered on such a plane; and more, documents and celebrates that plane.

Roger Fascist, Monday, 12 August 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

A Jewish friend once said the Beasties have the quality of getting away with something--obnoxious/ugly/middle class/New York/Jewish guys doing stigmatized black music and going balls out. They were a great joke, and a liberating one.

I liked their schtick, LOVED their magazine, was happy to see their vids, enjoyed their pranks. I don't question their worth as an industry. I just think their achievements in irreverance on CD are pretty minor. "So Watcha Want" is their only transcendent hip hop single, and anyone who thinks Paul's Boutique is the greatest rap album of all time just isn't listening for the same things I look for in rap music, things that usually have something to do with, you know, rapping.

Pete Scholtes, Tuesday, 13 August 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...
Classic. Beastie Boys are the Beatles of Now.

(btw, I don't think the Beatles were perfect so I ain't saying the Beasties are, dig?).

More people should voice their two cents on this group. They're more fun than any other ex-beerbrawlers-turned-new-age-buddhists. Allegedly MCA has an emo band. Their protest song has Zoolander quotes. They need an editor bad. They take an ungodly amount of time between albums. They're white rappers. Ad-Rock, who kicked the cutie in the patootie and needs girls to do his laundry, is dating Kathleen Hanna. They really look awkward when they play their own instruments. And when they're on, they make me happier than any other group ever.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 00:34 (11 years ago) Permalink

They're the San Francisco of hip-hop. Paul's Boutique is classic, but they tend to ride a pretty high horse.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 00:38 (11 years ago) Permalink

Isn't the title of "hello Nasty" supposed to be some kind of indie- rock in-joke? cause i don't get it!

nasty = nasty little man = public relations firm (dealing w/ beastie boys but more importantly ATP) = "hello nasty" = receptionist's phrase.

They're the San Francisco of hip-hop.

wtf? they are the west islip of hip-hop. not to mention they live in your town... just cuz they "pimp" harputs does not mean BB = SF... ew gross.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:11 (11 years ago) Permalink

sorry gygax, it's the smug self-satisfaction that accompanies some truly great moments...

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:35 (11 years ago) Permalink

some truly great moments...

reminder: this is the beastie boys thread.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:37 (11 years ago) Permalink

gygax!? I'm the EGG MAN. thwack!

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:38 (11 years ago) Permalink

I AM A WEREWOLF.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:40 (11 years ago) Permalink

"it's the smug self-satisfaction that accompanies some truly great moments"

As an SF resident, I can't tell if I'm supposed to be offended or not...

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:41 (11 years ago) Permalink

be offended, be very offended...

btw when is your both show shakey mo?

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:42 (11 years ago) Permalink

shit, when SHOULD you be smugly self-satisfied if not during your truly great moments?

I hope you haven't heard LL Cool J.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:43 (11 years ago) Permalink

Tues. May 13th. Prior to that we are having a super-extravaganza space-travel show on Saturday, April 12th, at a warehouse down on 18th and Minnesota.

I'll defend the Beasties (on some levels), I just don't get where this weird regional insult is coming from, or what it has to do with anything...

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:44 (11 years ago) Permalink

ANTHONY!

HI! I have heard LL COOL J! OMG! HAHA! LOL! ^_^

sounds good shakey mo, let me know the details.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 01:48 (11 years ago) Permalink

I work with a divorced woman who when asked why she left her husband always replies
"he was a BIG beastie boy fan and......." it always trails off in a sigh

girl scout heroin (iamamonkey), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 02:08 (11 years ago) Permalink

did NO one notice THIS:

Beck's "Odelay" was a critical orgasm, but it was little more than Paul's Boutique Part 2 (and I'm guessing the upcoming Tenacious D record will be Part 3).

hahahaha. sigh.

jess (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 02:11 (11 years ago) Permalink

he should have called Odelay sloppy seconds.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 02:13 (11 years ago) Permalink

My favorite Beastie Boys track is "%33 God" which is an instrumental of "Shake Your Rump".

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 02:24 (11 years ago) Permalink

Beyond classic. The best hip-hoppers of all time.

Evan (Evan), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 02:41 (11 years ago) Permalink

yikes

roger adultery not to thread!

Nate Patrin (Nate Patrin), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 03:15 (11 years ago) Permalink

MCA undergoing surgery for cancer:

can-i-jus (stevie), Monday, 20 July 2009 16:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

Damn. He sounds pretty hopeful about it at least.

De Mysteriis Dom Passantino (jim), Monday, 20 July 2009 16:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Man, best of luck to him. Also, the new single with Nas works for me: http://www.spinemagazine.com/news_item.php?id=8830

matt2, Monday, 20 July 2009 16:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's a pain in the neck (sorry had to say it)

Huge respect for this comment. Also: 1) fuck cancer, as ever; 2) sincere hopes for a speedy recovery.

a tiny, faltering megaphone (grimly fiendish), Monday, 20 July 2009 16:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

What cancer? Cant play youtube here.

Unregistered Googler (stevienixed), Monday, 20 July 2009 17:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Salivary gland and lymph node iirc.

De Mysteriis Dom Passantino (jim), Monday, 20 July 2009 17:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Where is Mike D?

James Mitchell, Monday, 20 July 2009 17:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mike D too scared to be close to him?

anyway, ouch! Lymph node doesn't sound good, but hell what do i know. hope he recovers soon!

Ludo, Monday, 20 July 2009 19:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hope he recovers and is at ease.

BIG HOOS's wacky crack variety hour (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 20 July 2009 19:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

bummed

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 20 July 2009 20:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Medical info on what's got/will be dealing with.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 20 July 2009 22:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

At what point did Mike D decide he wanted to be old Jewish lady librarian?

Johnny Fever, Friday, 30 July 2010 20:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

Did anyone pick up the record store day single? It was "Lee Majors Come Again" and "Here's a Little Somethin' For Ya", both sides sounding like they went through a ridiculous amount of DJ/remix work. Like, there are breaks all over the place, a ton of samples (they seem to be based mostly off "Da Funk" and "The Number Song"), and some very heads-up production. I doubt the full album is gonna be like that, but what if it was?? The single is one of my favorite things they've ever done.

frogbs, Monday, 21 February 2011 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Couldn't listen to them for ages but am really enjoying Ill Communication and Check Your Head right now! Does anyone do anything like classic Beasties these days without embarrassing themselves?

puff pastry hangman (admrl), Friday, 18 March 2011 22:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Whatever summer it was when I was young and carefree and Ill Communication and It's Great When You're Straight came out, that was such a great summer. Shame the latter hasn't held up well at all.

puff pastry hangman (admrl), Friday, 18 March 2011 22:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh I guess they were released a year apart. Hazy days

puff pastry hangman (admrl), Friday, 18 March 2011 22:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

God yeah..both albums I could spin anytime, anywhere and it just always feels both fresh and familiar.

when they re-released Check Your Head, and I think Paul's Boutique too, last year, they put up a commentary on their website for each of them, where they all sat around and talked about making the albums. Both are definitely A+, many lols, and worth digging up

I'll see if I can find the link

VegemiteGrrl, Friday, 18 March 2011 22:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

would be curious about the Paul's Boutique one...

Hyper Rescue Troop (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 18 March 2011 22:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

dunno if it's still active but here you go

http://paulsboutique.beastieboys.com/content/download-pauls-boutique-audio-commentary
http://checkyourhead.beastieboys.com/content/download-check-your-head-audio-commentary

There's some great stuff on the Paul's Boutique one where they talk about all the clothes they wore in the Hey Ladies video

VegemiteGrrl, Friday, 18 March 2011 22:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm suprised more albums haven't been released with commentary tracks like on dvds. (Poster Children did it several years ago, but I've not heard of any since then.)

Johnny Fever, Friday, 18 March 2011 22:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think it's a really cool idea, especially with bands that are fun to listen to, a la Beasties.

VegemiteGrrl, Friday, 18 March 2011 23:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I love the sample repository sites that sprang up in my early internet days about "Paul's Boutique" and also Pop Will Eat Itself's "This Is The Day..." album. It was intriguing to see the vatious consensuses especially where I did in fact know the source.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 18 March 2011 23:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Did anyone else watch the full-length 'Fight For Your Right Revisited' the other night?

Link here: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/beastie-boyss-fight-for-your-right-revisited-full

It was kinda silly fun overall, like a big long music video...but I thought it was pretty fun. And Elijah pulls off his Ad-Rock homage pretty nicely!

VegemiteGrrl, Friday, 22 April 2011 21:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

feel like Beastie Boys are extremely unhip to like now. are the young people into them at all??

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 9 September 2011 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

when i saw em at bonnaroo, no one sang along to "Paul Revere," but everyone knew the words to "Intergalactic," so

rolling in the derp (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 September 2011 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Paul Revere didn't even crack the top 40 when it was released what, 30 years ago? Intergalactic was a much bigger hit from not much longer ago.

but no kids don't care about the Beastie Boys. why should they?

you will always be wrong (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 9 September 2011 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh i'm always kinda surprised when friends of mine that are like 10 yrs younger than me seem to still care about the beasties

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 9 September 2011 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's no reason they should care, but when I was a teenager I listened to "old" bands, y'know? just seems like Beasties fall from cooler-than-shit to eww-those-corny-old-white-guys??? in a relatively short span of time is pretty epic.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 9 September 2011 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

unconfirmed rumor of MCA's passing?

http://globalgrind.com/news/adam-yauch-mca-beastie-boys-dies-47-photos

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

really hoping this isn't true...these guys were so big to me when I was a teenager

That's a pretty funky dance, Garfield. Show me how you do it. (frogbs), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man, no way!

tylerw, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck!!!! RIP :(

That's a pretty funky dance, Garfield. Show me how you do it. (frogbs), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

no no no no no please no

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck, I always thought he had luckily beaten the cancer, sad news...

V79, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh shit.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

FUCK

Silky Slim (dan m), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

awwwww fuck

deserves his own RIP thread, surely

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

horrible news, cancer can get tae fuck

zappi, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh fucking hell

Roz, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxpost -- Rather.

RIP Adam Yauch/MCA of the Beastie Boys

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

damnit when I saw this thread get bumped I thought it was them announcing a new album

That's a pretty funky dance, Garfield. Show me how you do it. (frogbs), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Tempted to do a POX thread. But would that be Beasties overkill, or is there still enough Beasties love in the wake of Yauch's passing to make it worthwhile?

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 10:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

We did just have a Beastie Boys PoXX thread. Just check everyone's ballots.

how's life, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 11:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

And then cut them in half.

how's life, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 11:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's what I thought.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 11:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

http://soundcloud.com/ninja-tune/solid-steel-radio-show-31-8-1

Solid Steel in association with Serato (31st August) 3 years ago Solid Steel DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food had the idea of collaborating on a version of the Beastie Boys‘ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album made entirely from the original sample sources, shortly after Moneyshot aired his mix of their ‘Check Your Head’ album in the same way.

Finally the result is here, titled ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’ - each of them have taken a third of the album to work on and combined their efforts into a mix that will make you hear it in a new way. Aside from the original sample sources they’ve included commentary from the Beasties, vintage interviews, demo versions and much more.

The mix was over half way completed when they heard the tragic news of MCA‘s death in May so the impetus to finish it was instantly doubled and new meaning given to the project. It goes without saying that this is also a tribute to Adam Yauch and the legacy he left behind and we hope it will be embraced by Beastie fans around the globe.

Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix - a tribute to The Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' album

This cad needs a cordial introduction to Eugene of Oxbow. (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 1 September 2012 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink


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