In Memorium

May 7, 2012

Bummer news after a pretty creative weekend; Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of The Beastie Boys passed away at the age of 47 after battling cancer for some time. Mostly famous to the world as a hip-hop outfit, the band started out as a classic hardcore band and their debut EP Polly Wog Stew is a pretty cool release fetching some pretty big bucks on the collectors market these days (and it has been re-relased on a CD with some cool bonus tracks as Some Old Bullshit).

Moving on from their punk beginnings, the band was somewhat shunned by the underground punk community, even though the members stayed pretty active politically and actually used the money earned from their success to fund various projects like the Tibetan Freedom Concert and New Yorkers Against Violence. Creatively speaking the band also seemed to do and produce whatever the hell they felt like, and you gotta respect true creativity like that. More info via the band’s official website here and you’ll get two of my fave songs below:


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