RIP Adam Yauch/MCA of the Beastie Boys

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oh fuck now I'm really gonna cry

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

As I just muttered on FB: Sudden realization of a moment I'd almost forgotten -- I had seen the Beastie Boys once live, Lollapalooza 1994. Person I was with said I was dancing like a crazy idiot during "Sabotage" in particular. And you know what? All good with that, because MCA murdered that bassline and then some. So RIP indeed.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg that photo!

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Isn't it great?

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

you know a band are truly all encompassingly loved when even Duran Duran are posting an rip message.

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

saw them at the Greek in Berkeley abt 5 years ago, the whole crowd acapella sang Paul Revere and it was hands down one of the best concert moments of my life

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not a great quality video, but still awesome.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good lord what a sobering downer. RIP

Spectrist, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hornblower

tylerw, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

baby MCA @ 1:00

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

mca was the best, hope you're having fun in whatever passes for buddhist heaven, you soundtracked a lot of my life

the late great, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

'so whatcha want' was the first single I ever bought, and hello nasty was one of the first albums I ever bought.

dayo, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

My favorite Beast. rip

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

just thinking back to the days when my freshman dorm was covered with two of those gigantic 6' x 4' posters. one from the "Sabotage" set and the other from an Ill Communication promo shoot, with a Check Your Head regular size poster bridging the two. wish i had the pics scanned in now.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

"So Whatcha Want" was our outgoing answering machine message that year

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Happy rebirth Adam!!!

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diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP cool dude.

Besides the jams, seemed like a good model of how to be a grown-up rock star.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wore my aloha mr hand Beasties shirt til it fell off me in rags

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP, Adam.

Fuck fuck fuck fuck. Gutted.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

also a great model of how to evolve as a human being while being able reconcile and own your past.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

My wife's very upset about this, and I am too. It's essential to remember just how important Licensed To Ill was in the world of '86, it pulled everything apart and then stuck its giddy tongue out. I saw them at Glasgow Barrowlands in '87 and they were phenomenal even (or especially) then.

Even though this is Britain, I remember just how down everyone was after Kurt died, and how Ill Communication in '94 was sort of a "I Want To Hold Your Hand"-type transformative moment, lifting everyone's spirits again and definitely on the side of life. Which makes Adam's passing all the sadder; Christ, he was only seven months younger than me and like a lot of other people I thought he'd beaten the cancer.

All I can advise to everyone today/tonight is: find all the Beastie Boys music in your house and play it proudly.

Farewell to a crucial figure and, I'm sure, a splendid fellow.

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd never thought about Ill Communication's massive transatlantic success that way, Marcello, and it makes sense.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you're cranking Paul's Boutique, this comes highly recommended (they recorded this commentary for the re-release, it's great)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

In 1999, Beastie Adam Horovitz wrote a letter to Time Out New York apologizing for their youthful indiscretions on that first album, saying he wanted to "formally apologize to the entire gay and lesbian community for the shitty and ignorant things we said on our first record. There are no excuses. But time has healed our stupidity. … We hope that you’ll accept this long overdue apology."

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^always thought this was a nice move by the beasties and really reflected how all of them grew as ppl over time

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

exactly!! hard to think of many artists willing to actually say this on the record

first mca now bear wtf at this day already (frogbs), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah mad respect for that

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

;_;

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah this was one of his great moments too

I want to say a little something that's long overdue
the disrespect to women has got to be through
to all the mothers and sisters and the wives and friends
I want to offer my love and respect to the end

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

and now it's the end

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

DANCIN AROUND LIKE YOU THINK YOU JANET JACK SON

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP. Fond memories from both "CookiePuss " days on through to the Tibet benefit shows

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

What the..?

Shit.

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I slept in his bed once, and barfed in his mom's commode (he wasn't there). RIP duder.

Olivia Newton John Justen Bieberheimer Schmidt (remy bean), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

! remy

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha just saw that beasties + elvis costello snl thing, somehow i never knew about that

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Damn, way too young.

Fuck cancer. RIP dude

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn, man.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh damn, break my heart a little more why don't you.

booblights and the eternal frustration (how's life), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

goddamnit, fuck I'm at work

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

jeez that picture made me cry a little bit in my office

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

horrible unintentionally funny xpost

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh jeez Edward that pic ;_;

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh damn, break my heart a little more why don't you.

^^^

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shit shit shit. From all appearances one of the nicest guys in rock & roll, and a real booster for his favorite bands to boot. I grew up with the Beastie Boys - how come I never went to see them? Just so sad.

do dat do dat do do dat dat dat (thewufs), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know that pic is total </3 and it feels goofy to talk about a pic capturing the soul of a man but there it is

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

yup

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink


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