The Hot Sauce Committee? Beastie Boys? on oneighturbo.com? How many of you grew up with the Beastie Boys? How many of you know they were hardcore before hip-hop?
I was 8 when The Beastie Boys started the original band in 1979. Aside from the music (vinyl) my parents played I wasn’t into anything at the time, nor even knowing about the B-Boys.
Skip to the early 1980′s, when BMX and skateboarding were strong interest. Along with that came the music; Beastie Boys, RUN D.M.C, Dead Kennedys and others. Cooky Puss became a hit.
During those BMX days, I had a close friend who was from Germany. He owned a ’68 Volkswagen Fastback. We would load it up with bikes and run all over town hitting the riding spots. The music was always playing B-Boys, Sex Pistols, Bauhaus, etc.
In 1985, I bought a ’71 VW Squareback.
In 1986, the Beastie Boys recorded and released Licensed to Ill. Mike D would break open a new fad with the debut of the VW emblem hanging from his neck, on gold chains. Adrock had given this to him. This also lead to thefts and even VWoA offering free replacements.
Hello Nasty would come out in 1998. 10 years later, our 3 year old would cut a mean rug to Intergalatic.
25 years later, the Beastie Boys will drop their new album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (Pre-Order). It has been a work in progress with Hot Sauce Committee pt 1 etc etc etc.
Come full circle, the newly released Fight For Your Right Revisited video is out. It features a huge lineup of Hollywoods finest. Seth Rogen plays Mike D and brings back the VW emblem once again! Elijah Wood plays Adrock and Danny McBride plays MCA.
Visit http://hotsaucecommittee.com/ for the album stream before it hits on May 3.
Have the Beastie Boys played a role in your life? Drop your memories in the comments.