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(YouTube)   Today would have been Adam Yauch's 48th birthday. In his honor, here are The Beastie Boys with their biggest hit and most well-known song   (youtube.com) divider line 42
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2012-08-05 01:50:17 PM
I loves me some Beastie Boys, but I gotta say, that's probably my least favorite of their songs.

CSB: Friend of mine in college worked at one of those booths were you drop off film and come back an hour later to pick up the pictures. One time, he came with three or four copies he made of pictures of all three Beastie Boys on someone's patio, each holding an ENORMOUS amount of weed in their hands.

/high plains drifter
 
2012-08-05 01:51:44 PM
Revisited

/oblig
 
2012-08-05 02:53:54 PM
That wasn't Sabotage
 
2012-08-05 02:55:19 PM
Biggest hit, maybe. Most well-known song, probably. Best song? Not by a nautical mile. Licensed To Ill is nice for nostalgia, but compared to the rest of their catalog, it's really amateur. Everything from Paul's Boutique forward truly demonstrated the depth of their talent, abilities, and musicality.

Cancer farking sucks.
 
2012-08-05 03:07:15 PM
SABOTAGE!!!
 
2012-08-05 03:24:53 PM
www.feelnumb.com
 
2012-08-05 03:32:39 PM
Yeah, that live Sabotage set on MTV really killed.
 
2012-08-05 03:43:38 PM
There will be many comments in this thread that reference "Sabotage."

This is one of them.
 
2012-08-05 03:57:38 PM
I kinda like that robot song better
 
2012-08-05 04:13:13 PM
Hardly my favorite song, but odd that Subby would pick a song Yauch pretty much disliked the entire remainder of his life.
 
2012-08-05 04:59:04 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: There will be many comments in this thread that reference "Sabotage."

This is one of them.


And this is another.
 
2012-08-05 05:14:35 PM
Since "Sabotage" has already been mentioned, here's their guest appearance in "Robot Hell."
 
2012-08-05 06:04:35 PM

Godscrack: Yeah, that live Sabotage set on MTV really killed.


Yup.
 
2012-08-05 06:09:04 PM
Although I'm partial to the keyboard shenanigans in this version:

Link
 
2012-08-05 06:54:46 PM
I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle.....
 
2012-08-05 06:59:30 PM

ClavellBCMI: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: There will be many comments in this thread that reference "Sabotage."

This is one of them.

And this is another.


and another
 
2012-08-05 07:24:05 PM
Click this link and go to 6:30.

This was 1998 and this man freaking called it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV5GGn91uCc&feature=related
 
2012-08-05 07:24:45 PM
Sorry... here it is:

Link
 
2012-08-05 07:39:44 PM
I've got bigger tits than Sadaharu Oh.
 
2012-08-05 08:07:32 PM
Fark you subby. They pretty much denounced this song decades ago.
 
2012-08-05 08:19:37 PM
Um...Yauch pretty much abhorred this song. Wtf subby...
 
2012-08-05 09:11:52 PM

skylabdown: Sorry... here it is:

Link


I've seen that before, but for some reason (*cough*Syria*cough*) it hit me really hard right now.

The man spoke the truth.
 
2012-08-05 09:19:19 PM
This is my comment referencing "Sabotage." There are many like it but this one is mine.
 
2012-08-05 09:21:32 PM
Sabotage is their best-known song now. And not just in this thread.

No Sleep Til Brooklyn may be second, but that's because I live in NYC.
 
2012-08-05 09:22:47 PM
Oh yeah, and "Sabotage" too, here, motherfarker.
 
2012-08-05 09:23:38 PM
 
2012-08-05 10:57:02 PM
Unlike President Obama and the rest of the Libtards in this thread, I do not support suicide and will vote for Mitt Romney this November. GO RFTSOTRBB!

/Republicans for the survival of the remaining Beastie Boys.
 
2012-08-05 10:58:36 PM
1: Click the video and hope that it's Sabotage.
2: Realize it's not Sabotage.
3: Jump to comments to express my displeasure that it wasn't Sabotage.
4: See that Sabotage being left out has already been covered.

/Sabotage.
 
2012-08-05 11:28:00 PM
Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage!
 
2012-08-05 11:40:39 PM
Brass Monkey
 
2012-08-05 11:50:47 PM
Hey subby, you know they sort of disowned that song, right? Like they hadn't played it live in over 20 years?

/pretty obscure, you prolly hadn't heard of it.
 
2012-08-06 12:02:56 AM

jjmartin: Hey subby, you know they sort of disowned that song, right? Like they hadn't played it live in over 20 years?

/pretty obscure, you prolly hadn't heard of it.


Last time they performed that song was August 1987. Last night of the LTI Tour, to be exact. The song sucks, and I'm glad they never did it live again. They were so much better than that.
 
2012-08-06 12:19:56 AM
The Beastie Boys moved on from this song because they didn't want to be seen as one-hit-wonders. The whole "we denounce what we were talking about in that song, it was just a parody" is such transparent revisionist history I can't believe people actually buy it. It's like this hilarious quote from Mike D:

"The only thing that upsets me is that we might have reinforced certain values of some people in our audience when our own values were actually totally different. There were tons of guys singing along to 'Fight for Your Right' who were oblivious to the fact it was a total goof on them."

The entire album was focused on the same values put forth in that song. Does that mean the entire album was a goof, too, and they denounce it in full?

Brass Monkey, about getting drunk, partying and chasing girls. Girls, about chasing girls. Hold It Now Hit It about taking drugs, slacking off, and saying screw authority. The New Style, about crashing parties, getting screwed up, throwing down some violence, and getting laid. No Sleep Till Brooklyn, about partying, touring, and chasing girls. Posse In Effect, about drinking tons of booze, partying, and rolling with your crew. Slow Ride, about taking drugs, partying, and saying screw authority.

But they only ever talk about Fright For Your Right.

Not because they had genuine misgivings. Because they didn't want that song to define them. Which is respectable, to be sure -- bands like Radiohead have done the same thing (they almost never touch "Creep" and haven't in ages), and I completely understanding and respect the Beastie Boys wanting to move past this song -- but the revisionist history is nonsense.
 
2012-08-06 12:38:34 AM

skylabdown: Click this link and go to 6:30.

This was 1998 and this man freaking called it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV5GGn91uCc&feature=related


Once he started talking shiat, I turned that off.

He needs to stick to making music...what? oh...
 
2012-08-06 04:36:49 AM
The number of parties this song was played at across the world in the past 26 years is immeasurable. Although it's notable that the Beastie Boys apologized and practically disowned this early part of their career for its overt sexism.
 
2012-08-06 09:40:46 AM
High Plains Drifter the best that you can get
 
2012-08-06 03:45:09 PM
Body Movin'
 
2012-08-06 06:08:21 PM

Glenford: One of my favourite Beastie Boys moments.


I remember seeing that live, and being blown away by it!

I love Beastie Boys, but I absolutely HATE License To Ill - it's a horrible album. But everything else is good - each other album has some really great moments, but I think their best is definitely "Ill Communication" - there's not a bad song on that album. But my personal favorite on this album isn't Sabotage, it's THIS.

/praying mantis on the court and he can't be beat - RIP MCA
 
2012-08-06 08:33:29 PM

Coco LaFemme: Biggest hit, maybe. Most well-known song, probably. Best song? Not by a nautical mile. Licensed To Ill is nice for nostalgia, but compared to the rest of their catalog, it's really amateur. Everything from Paul's Boutique forward truly demonstrated the depth of their talent, abilities, and musicality.

Cancer farking sucks.


Wow... i've seen beer snobs on Fark before... Never fathomed there'd be Beastie Boys snobs. whats next?
 
2012-08-06 10:18:45 PM
Get some popcorn, a beer, and a comfy chair and let the next 30 minutes make you laugh, cry, and just be 'wowed'. :-)

Beastie Boys: Fight For Your Right/Make Some Noise. Mini movie

fuav.com
 
2012-08-07 02:57:20 AM
Licensed to Ill was (is) a farking great album. A big FU to all the posers here posting about how much it sucked due to PC issues. "No Sleep to Brooklyn" ALONE gives it classic status.

When this shiat dropped in '86 it changed everything. I don't need to hear from 20-year-old hipster losers trying to re-write history. The Boys may have renounced certain themes but the only reason anyone was still listening to them was because they had recorded THIS album.

Hold it now....

Hit it!
 
2012-08-07 10:14:46 AM

skylabdown: Licensed to Ill was (is) a farking great album. A big FU to all the posers here posting about how much it sucked due to PC issues. "No Sleep to Brooklyn" ALONE gives it classic status.

When this shiat dropped in '86 it changed everything. I don't need to hear from 20-year-old hipster losers trying to re-write history. The Boys may have renounced certain themes but the only reason anyone was still listening to them was because they had recorded THIS album.

Hold it now....

Hit it!


So much THIS!
/Was alive in '86
 
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