Okay, so for my 3000th post I thought I would indulge myself.
I fucking love the Beastie Boys. I’ve got every album, often in multiple formats, bonus discs, promos, bootlegs, singles, remixes, Japanese issues, side projects, I’ve seen them play in Hobart, Melbourne (twice) and London (twice), I spent a day hanging outside their hotel to get them to sign a picture I ‘curated’ of them and I’ve got several framed pictures of tour posters including a set list and a backstage pass.
Sabotage did it for me. Before that I thought they were just another white boy wannabe rap group. Their punk stuff further consolidated their awesomeness, then I was addicted and never looked back.
If they put out an album of them cutting their toe nails, I’d probably buy it (on vinyl) and love it. They’re all old farts now, but even their latest offering is right up there and they still put on a mad gig…although they don’t do that so much anymore.
So this thread is all about the Beastie Boys. What’s your favourite album? Favourite Beastie Boy? Where did you see them play? Got any rare shit? Why do they rule? Why do they suck? Why does Ad Rock keep getting better while MCA keeps getting worse?
I'm bad ass, move your fat ass, 'cause you're wack, son
Dancin' around like you think you're Janet Jackson