Sunday, May 09, 2004

Beastie Boys

Undoubtedly, one of this summer's most important events in popular music will be the long-awaited return of the Beastie Boys. It's hard to believe that their last album was the (mostly) excellent Hello Nasty in July 1998, which is just about 6 years ago and three years before the events of September 11, 2001. The Beasties will have plenty to say about how their beloved New York City was affected by this climactic event on their new album To The 5 Boroughs, due for release on June 15th. There is already a wealth of stuff up on the Beastie Boys website, including a video for their lead-off single, Ch-Check It Out. They are still the most mackinest...if you like the Beastie Boys, you are gonna love this. Also, when you are at the site, be sure to search around the Flash panorama of NYC for the link to a 13-minute-long interview with the band. Not to be missed. On a related note, if you love the Beasties' album Paul's Boutique as much as I do, check out this site. As you probably know, a lot of the fun of the album is the incredible amount of sampling that's on there. This site focuses on an exhaustive listing of all of the samples on the album, explaining the source and importance of each one! Wow!

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