Sad to hear that Adam Yauch died yesterday at only 47 years old to cancer. I was a late arrival to the Beastie Boys, I remember someone in my dorm, Shoreland Hall at the University of Chicago, LOVED the Beastie Boys but it took me longer to get into them. But they are one of the bands of 1980s.
Here are some of my favorites.
#1 No Sleep Till Brooklyn.. Great merging of rap and rock, like Walk This Way in a way.
#2 So What’cha Want – One of the best summer cruising songs ever. Just makes you smile.
#3 Fight for Your Right – Ok the demands of the suburbs just aren’t as harsh as Compton.
#4 Girls — Adolescent and silly, Girls, Brooklyn, and Fight are one of my favorite 3 songs in a row ever. Yep this video is full of lego.
#5 Sabotage — Shockingly found out this is not in my iTunes yet, that’s just not right. Fun stuff, awesome video.
#6 War – feat. Edwin Starr — Amazing remix of the 1960s classic.
#7 Brass Monkey — More adolescent fun. Yep, Licensed to Ill is my favorite Beasties album.
Rest in peace and thank you for the smiles and laughs.