RIP Adam Yauch/MCA of the Beastie Boys

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My favorite Beast. rip

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:01 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Happy rebirth Adam!!!

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diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:01 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

RIP, Adam.

Fuck fuck fuck fuck. Gutted.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:05 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah mad respect for that

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

;_;

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:17 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

and now it's the end

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

DANCIN AROUND LIKE YOU THINK YOU JANET JACK SON

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

What the..?

Shit.

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:22 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

! remy

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:25 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Damn, way too young.

Fuck cancer. RIP dude

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

damn, man.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:33 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

goddamnit, fuck I'm at work

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:36 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

horrible unintentionally funny xpost

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh jeez Edward that pic ;_;

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:38 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

yup

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

not goofy

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

that picture is really heartbreaking. sad for him, but also for his family. his daughter's only 14? horrible.

rayuela, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Unbelievable. How sad.

*tera, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

damn this sucks.

nothing to add but RIP and hell yeah gonna crank it up when I get home from work.

I have a vivid memory of walking around the streets in the Castro (on a visit to a friend) after Ill Communication came out, listening to a tape of it over and over on my Walkman.

sleeve, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

^^^

― Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, May 4, 2012 11:38 AM (17 minutes ago)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Playing Paul's Boutique in office as quietly as possible, trying not to look at that picture again.

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 May 2012 19:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm actually surprised at how sad this is making me but now i'm trying to keep it together at my desk. dammit.

rayuela, Friday, 4 May 2012 19:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

terrible, and very sad. rip.

goole, Friday, 4 May 2012 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

jeez, this is bumming me out in a major way. I dropped after hello nasty but all their records up to and including that one were on seriously heavy rotation all throughout my high school years. and he seemed like a good dude too. rip.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Friday, 4 May 2012 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Statement released:

http://www.beastieboys.com/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 May 2012 19:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Very sad. I remember seeing them first on the bill at one of those Def Jam shows, back in '86 or so. They weren't very well known back then, and they were getting booed pretty much from the moment they hit the stage. (And this was at a very large venue.) Still, they were falling over themselves laughing, MCA most of all. I recall getting a weird sense of, I don't know, freedom, watching this. I think about it every time I have to speak in front of a large group of people. I still aspire to have that kind of "fuck all y'all" confidence. I guess it was a pretty meaningful moment for me. RIP, MCA. Way too soon.

henry s, Friday, 4 May 2012 19:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

He seems like a pretty good model for how to live a life.

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 May 2012 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink


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