Friday, May 04, 2012

Adam Yauch

I had the Beasties as my 9th pick on my Hall of Fame Ballot last year.  That's no knock on their legacy, which is huge, but the 8 before them were just as worthy.

I loved the early albums, but mention the Beastie Boys and people still think all they made were party-anthems like the ones on Licensed to Ill.  

But while that was a landmark, I always preferred the 2nd one, Paul's Boutique, even though, at the time it was deemed a commercial disappointment, it is their masterpiece.    And they began to experiment both sonically and visually.

They deserved their spot in the Rock Hall.  Stretching the boundaries of Hip-Hop, that is still practiced today.

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