RIP Adam Yauch/MCA of the Beastie Boys

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underleg aeroboots i have smithed (darraghmac), Sunday, 6 May 2012 02:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Awesome, SNL just showed a short little snippet of the Beastie Boys as tribute after the fake news. Has the show ever done that before?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 May 2012 04:26 (five years ago) Permalink

i feel like i might've seen something similar before but still yeah, it was nice, especially using that 'love and respect to the end' part of "Sure Shot" as the clip

some dude, Sunday, 6 May 2012 04:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Seems like Roy Orbison died on a Friday and the next night, they showed him doing "Crying" in its entirety (at 11:53 pm CST)

pplains, Sunday, 6 May 2012 04:58 (five years ago) Permalink

keeps hitting me

so sad for his daughter


Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 May 2012 05:46 (five years ago) Permalink

vegan, no drinking (I think?), no drugs, not even smoking pot.

he stopped smoking cheeba / that was part of the key

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Sunday, 6 May 2012 09:32 (five years ago) Permalink

Maybe the least assholey thing I've seen in Perry Farrell in a while:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Watching their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame right now on HBO. Just Ad Rock and Mike D. Industry folks must have been tipped so this could happen before he passed away.

LL Cool J said they were the ones who played his demo to Rick Rubin which is how he got signed.

Ad Rock read a note from Adam -- whose folks were in the audience. Pretty special.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Forgot about them being in Beat Street for about five seconds.

pplains, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

All their stuff was such a huge celebration of life. We went to the baseball park on Friday night and they were playing "Johnny Ryall" between innings while the kids ran laps around the concourse. Beeps and I walked past two concession guys who were trading off lyrics to "Paul Revere". There was sadness, but this weekend has definitely felt like more a wake than a funeral.

If this is how you mourn a poet, I hope we do it like this every time.

pplains, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

"They're busting mad rhymes with an 80% success rate. I believe that qualifies as 'Ill. At least from a technical standpoint."

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Sunday, 6 May 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

was MCA not on that ep?

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:05 (five years ago) Permalink

MSG playing beastie boys during the knicks/heat game

dayo, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:12 (five years ago) Permalink


crüt, Sunday, 6 May 2012 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

damn that coldplay thing was awesome and i fucking hate them

first mca now bear wtf at this day already (frogbs), Sunday, 6 May 2012 21:33 (five years ago) Permalink

isn't there a Mark Sinker essay about the essence of a "band" w/r/t Rolling Stones and Public Enemy ( or was it NWA?) somewhere? anyone know what i am thinking of, any links?

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 6 May 2012 23:46 (five years ago) Permalink

was MCA not on that ep?

nope - how chillingly prescient

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Sunday, 6 May 2012 23:58 (five years ago) Permalink

actually the chillingly prescient part is

Fry: "Back in the 20th century I had all five of your albums."
Ad-Rock: "That was a thousand years ago! Now we got seven."

some dude, Monday, 7 May 2012 01:18 (five years ago) Permalink


Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 May 2012 01:23 (five years ago) Permalink


first mca now bear wtf at this day already (frogbs), Monday, 7 May 2012 02:12 (five years ago) Permalink

they have eight tho, bet yr forgetting The Mix-Up

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 7 May 2012 02:26 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm not sure that one really counts

first mca now bear wtf at this day already (frogbs), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I always forget that one

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:40 (five years ago) Permalink

It counts(ish). It's not like In Sound From Way-Out, where it was just a comp of previously heard instrumentals. It's a collection of new recordings. No one paid it any attention, though.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Mix-Up ≠ In Sound, frog

Yauch feeding an interviewer mushrooms:

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:45 (five years ago) Permalink

^ xpost

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:47 (five years ago) Permalink

sic, that vid is fucking awes

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 May 2012 04:06 (five years ago) Permalink

I bought 'In Sound From Way Out' on LP when it was first released, and I seem to remember there was some kind of hoop you had to jump through to get the damn thing. Like, coupon in Grand Royal mag or something like that? Hell, I'm old, don't remember. I *did* think that the thing had a lot of exclusive instrumentals, but I looked at the Wiki entry just now and, yeah, I guess it was just the stuff from 'Check' / 'Ill' with like two exclusives

Stormy Davis, Monday, 7 May 2012 04:15 (five years ago) Permalink

In 3's is :D

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 04:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I think the first pressing, on "gold" (yellow) vinyl, was originally mail-order only; then after the initial rush of orders, leftover stock was sold to indie or OS record shops - I bought it in-store in Australia, anyway.

No exclusive tracks - Son Of Neckbone was off the Sure Shot 12", and Drinkin' Wine was a Jimmy James/Frozen Metal head b-side - but many of the CYH/IC transplants were different mixes or edits, or vocal-less versions of tracks that originally had chanting or singing.

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 7 May 2012 05:17 (five years ago) Permalink

the video for Mullet Head is sadly instrumental, but it lets you focus on him shredding both bass and powder:

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 7 May 2012 05:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Why did MCA have to die. Couldn't Drake or Lil' John have died instead.

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Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Monday, 7 May 2012 06:09 (five years ago) Permalink

feel like we could poll the guys quoted on his wiki page

Yauch died at age 47 on May 4, 2012.[1][26] The cause of death was not immediately known.[27] Upon his death, Russell Simmons of Def Jam Records said that Yauch "was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist, who I loved dearly." Ben Stiller tweeted that Yauch "stood for integrity as an artist."[11] Joel Madden of Good Charlotte said of the Beastie Boys: "We wanted to dress like them, talk like them, and we wanted to make music like them."[10] Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam said that Yauch was "a crazy talent whose contributions with his band were inspirational and consistently ground breaking".[28] Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke wrote, "We looked up to the Beastie Boys a lot when we were starting out and how they maintained artistic control making wicked records but still were on a major label, and the Tibetan Freedom Concerts they organized had a very big influence on me personally and the way Adam conducted himself and dealt with it all impressed me a lot. He was a mellow and [very] smart guy. May he rest in peace".[29] Eminem said in an interview "Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it's obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others".[30]

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Monday, 7 May 2012 06:16 (five years ago) Permalink

i do not understand your beef

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Monday, 7 May 2012 07:20 (five years ago) Permalink

youtubes are acting funny for me so apologies if this was already posted

bboys on chappelle's show, never aired

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:24 (five years ago) Permalink

always dug this '92 letterman appearance, it was the moment I had to admit ok maybe this going back to playing instruments is gonna work for them

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Mix-Up ≠ In Sound, frog

i know but it's only *kinda* counted for me, i see it as more of a 'side' thing like Aglio e Olio, yes it's album length, but it's not really a "Beastie Boys" album

guess it's Honker Burger tonight...#fml (frogbs), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:46 (five years ago) Permalink

they thought it was but hey if you ascribe to death of the author guess you won

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:22 (five years ago) Permalink

wait, why are we arguing this

guess it's Honker Burger tonight...#fml (frogbs), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:26 (five years ago) Permalink

new board descrip

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:27 (five years ago) Permalink

we're arguing about it for the sake of my futurama joke

some dude, Monday, 7 May 2012 15:29 (five years ago) Permalink

love both those clips

Dominique, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:31 (five years ago) Permalink

i do not understand your beef

― Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Monday, 7 May 2012 08:20 (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you don't find it hilarious that a member of one of the best rap groups ever dies and his wiki has ben stiller, pearl jam and good charlotte in tribute?

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Monday, 7 May 2012 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

reposting the Chappelle/Beasties clip -- it's getting taken down all over the place which sucks bc it's AWESOME

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:03 (five years ago) Permalink

wow that is really some letter of the law bullshit

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:09 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't wait until we are even banned from describing clips with the written word.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

clip is doooooope

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:14 (five years ago) Permalink

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