Been a long time coming! Uden sidestykke den bog jeg har ventet på længst! Udover at jeg forudbestilte den i foråret 2018’isk, så har jeg trommet mine slanke klaverpøller i bordet, efter en release dato, siden for... et par år siden, tror jeg.. og den dato er altså blevet flyttet et par gange.. Men i går var den i pakkeposten! Og bare udfra billeder-, layout, den lille madopskriftssektion(!) og kapitel/overskrifter, ser den ultra SMØD ud! Smøøøøød! Mine største teenage idoler. Største stilikoner! Og blandt dem, der har inspireret mig mest - over længst tid! - I universet! - sammen med Run DMC & Jam Master Jay, som de turnerede med! Signet til det ultimativt fedeste (Rap) label, Def Jam! Sammen med Public Enemy og LL Cool J!
Cookie Puss, Beastie Groove, Lisensed To Ill, Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty, To The 5 Boroughs etc osv usw.
Jeg kan ikk’, vil ikk’, må ikk’ stoppe, så det gør jeg! Skal. Må. Vil. Læse!
Beastie Boys Book Tour Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NY Last night’s show offered a glimpse of life through the eyes who’s music helped shape millions of fans lives since the ‘80’s. This show helps to promote it with an almost 600 page book featuring close-up photography from Glen Friedman, Ricky Powell, Bob Gruen, Mario Caldato, Ron Galella, Spike Jonez, Danny Clinch, Sunny Bak and others. The only thing missing last night in Brooklyn was MCA. RIP Adam Yauch! #beastieboys#beastieboysbook#kingstheatre#brooklyn#nyc@glenefriedman#books#photography#mariocaldatojr
‘90s Vinyl Wednesday: Capitol A&R man Tim Carr once remarked that Beastie Boys records took a long time to make because they had to constantly reinvent the wheel, but supposedly Yauch was quite the taskmaster during the recording of their 4th record (he had plans to go snowboarding that he didn’t want to cancel). “This time,” he famously quipped, “we’re just gonna rotate the tires.” And that’s a great metaphor for Ill Communication. The BBoys came with a snotty, punk rock hip-hop vibe that was new and fresh and made fun of everything when they were first licensed to ill, then with Paul’s Boutique, they created a quilt-like pastiche of cross genre sampling as the multi-layered backdrop for their pop-culture heavy raps. Check Your Head saw the band pick up their instruments in the wake of a law change restricting sampling. Luckily they could play. And here, they were just tightening up the band, which included “Money” Mark Nishita, Eric Bobo and guest drummer AWOL from Suicidal Tendencies. DJ Hurricane could still drop the samples, and even though they were limited to Capitol’s library, those vaults run deep and housed many of their jazz heroes. The album alternates between funky jazz grooves, thrash punk, and cutting edge hip-hop; there’s even a touch of metal. Mario Caldato’s production captures the fun of the great chemistry when AdRock, MCA & Mike D trade verses with each other and Biz Markie and especially Q-Tip who kills on “Get It Together”. I bought this in May of ‘94 when it was first released because Grand Royale put the vinyl in Tower Records (which carried very little vinyl at that time). My friends and I saw the rare LP and every one of us (who still owned a turntable) picked up a copy. Though still quite fresh, almost 25 years later, this record can now be considered a revered classic. #djadjectivealbumoftheday#90svinyl#ninetiesvinyl#beastieboys#moneymark#mariocaldatojr#qtip#bizmarkie#averysmith#illcommunication#sabotage#getittogether#sureshot#rootdown#ericbobo
Crazy to come to LA and get to hang out with the guy that produced so many of the records that defined my teenage years... Asked about what got me into Brazilian music I mentioned this Red Hot + Rio as one of my “ways in” to the music, only for Mario to pull out a copy and say yeah I produced the opening track by Money Mark on that... #mariocaldatojr#beastieboys