The numbers all seem to land around the same area but there seems to be a little debate that muddies the water. What is clear is, the number of samples that make up Paul's Boutique is in the triple digits. A quick jump on the digital box pulled this quote. "According to Dust Brother Mike Simpson, Paul's Boutique contains "between 100 and 300" samples. Oh, you think that's crazy? Now consider how many remixes, alternate takes and endless enjoyment the Beastie Boys have provided for us. Another digital quote to close the thought. "Beastie Boys Celebrate 30th Anniversary of 'Paul's Boutique' With The Release of 6 Digital EPs featuring 21 Rare Remixes and B-Sides!" Shout out to Johnny Ryall, the Tennessee homie!
Yet another batch of punk rock jams from my childhood that is ready to inspire a kid with a garage and some friends ready to burst into flames. The raw recording takes me directly back to the 80's and the pure joy of discovering one of my favorite new artists of the time started as a punk rock band. It doesn't bother me that they make fun of my southern accent at the end of Jimi. Haha!
Contending for one of the all time best, in my opinion, the Beastie Boys developed into far more than anyone could have expected when hearing Cookie Puss. This record was where they seemed to clear the slate. They originally jumped into the pop culture world and have never been forgotten. Maybe some lost interest with Paul's Boutique while others adored it for the groundbreaking achievement it was. Still, some were confused about the process. This is the album that opened the doors to the world to say, this is us, this is what we are about, how we do it and we can't be stopped. Album cover photo by the legend, glen E. friedman.
Black and White Wednesday! Let's Talk About... Beastie Boys - Aglio E Olio If you missed out on the fact of Beastie Boys actually being a well informed group of punk rock kids, this record should be the next one on your list. It's blistering, furious, snotty and everything that generally makes up a fun punk rock record. Full of angst, distorted bass lines and high speed attack, it reminds me of the Polly Wog Stew EP which is where many, including myself, discovered the punk rock world of the Beastie Boys. It sounds as though it was recorded in a better studio setting and I hope this one stays in print for a while because...