10 Great Adam Yauch Musical Moments

Submitted by: rumham 2 months ago in Entertainment


Yesterday was his birthday. Viva Beastie Boys!

From Rolling Stone: This year, Yauch would have turned 53 on August 5th – which is also the anniversary of the band's first show as the Beastie Boys in 1981, a house party for Yauch's 17th birthday. Here are 10 of his most inspired moments in the group's catalog. 

Sabotage
Perhaps Adam Yauch's finest moment as a bass guitarist in the Beasties' rock trio configuration, "Sabotage" careens around his big greasy riff. "Yauch came in one day with this idea for a song where the fuzz bass keeps playing and we would do all these hits and stops to bring like suspense and drama," Adam Horovitz recalled in the liner notes to 1999's Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science. The hard rocking track was a favorite of Chris, a person Horovitz says ran Tin Pan Alley Studios. His reaction to the song inspired its working title and motivated the band to add vocals to the jam. "We didn't know what to do with it, so we called it 'Chris Rock,' and for like a year it was just an instrumental."



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There are 3 comments:
Male 3,441
Aw rumham you make'n me tear up today.  You post on birthdays, I'll take care of the death day and we can keep the Yauch love a flowin.
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Male 3,410
kalron27 last night i listened to Paul's Boutique and Check Your Head back to back. my two personal favs i cant choose one. though all their albums are good. i wish i still had their instrumental album, someone stole it from me years ago and for some reason i haven't rebought it
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Male 3,441
rumham I've picked up License to Ill through Ill Communication on vinyl recently.  It's so great to see the Grand Royal label doing circles on my turn table :)  Inside from the Way Out is a great one but hard to find on Vinyl for a decent price :(
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