BEASTIE BOYS Released Second Ace Album ‘PAUL’S BOUTIQUE’ 30 Years Ago…

24 July 2019

On 25 July 1989, yep, already 30 years ago, legendary hip-hop rap punks BEASTIE BOYS released their second, ace longplayer ‘PAUL’S BOUTIQUE‘ Maybe not their best known album, but certainly one of their very best. Rowdy, clamorous, mental, inventive & totally cuckoo!

Rolling Stone wrote: ” ‘Paul’s Boutique’ named after a Brooklyn store whose radio ad is tossed in the mix and whose picture graces the cover, surprises from the get-go. Each track brims with ideas and references too numerous to catalog, veering in new directions at every verse. The songs are buoyed by the deft interplay of the three voices and a poetic tornado of imagery. The Boys’ rap references range from Magilla Gorilla to Dickens, their musical samples are equally far-flung, including Johnny Cash, Hendrix and Jean Knight’s ‘Mr. Big Stuff.’ The Boys are just being themselves, thrashing about in a reality ignored by too many mainstream white-rock acts.” – Score: 4/5 – Full review here

Top Single: Hey Ladies

Album in full…

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‘Intergalactic’ By The Fab BEASTIE BOYS (1998)…

Knockouts from the past

18 July 2019

This day 21 years ago, on 18 July 1998 hip hop icons BEASTIE BOYS topped the UK Albums Chart with their fifth, highly acclaimed, studio album HELLO NASTY. The LP
also hit the top spot in the USA and won two Grammy awards a year later. Wacky track ‘INTERGALATIC’ was the brilliant lead single. It reached #28 in America and #5 in Great-Britain. Here’s that legendary giant robot clip…

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R.I.P. Adam Yauch aka MCA

BEASTIE BOYS Released Big Time 4th Scream & Shout ‘ILL COMMUNICATION’ Album 25 Years Ago …

31 May 2019

Far-out hip-rap-hop rock legends BEASTIE BOYS released their fourth ace full length scream & shout ILL COMMUNICATION today 25 years ago, on 31 May 1994. An artistic
and commercial success hitting the top spot of the US Albums Chart.

Rolling Stone wrote: “Ill Communication continues the formula established on ‘Check’ — home-grown jams powered by live instruments; speedy hardcore rants; and insane rhyme
styles buried under the warm hiss of vintage analog studio equipment. ‘Ill’ maintains the Beasties’ consistency of style, but underneath its goofy, dope-smokin’ antics lies — gasp! —
an artistic maturity that reveals how the Boys have grown since they began as pimply New
York punks making anarchic noise.’

Three of Turn Up The Volume‘s favorite fight for your right to party highlights…

– SABOTAGE –

– B-BOYS MAKIN WITH THE FREAK FREAK –

– THE SCOOP –

Album in full…

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BEASTIE BOYS: Facebook – All Albums

BEASTIE BOYS Released Fulminating ‘SABOTAGE’ Single 25 Years Ago Today…

When timeless in sound and vision it’s a…

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28 January 2019

SABOTAGE is definitely one of the best BEASTIE BOYS slams ever. A scathing rapcore
blast with Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz‘s screaming hysterically ‘Oh my god, it’s a mirage I’m tellin’ y’all, it’s sabotage‘ over a rock injected rap blow-up. It was released 25 years ago today, on 28 January 1994 as the first single from their fourth longplayer ILL COMMUNICATION. Funny thing is Ad-Rock revealed afterward that “ the track was recorded as an instrumental, and the vocals weren’t added until two weeks before the record was completed. It was the last song on ‘Ill Communication’ to be finished.” The hilarious accompanying video was directed by Spike Jonze. A parody of the 70s American macho TV crime series.

Start yellin’ and shoutin’ right here…

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5 Impressive Albums Turning… 30 In 2019

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

Here come Five Impressive Albums, selected
by Turn Up The Volume turning 30 next year!

– ‘1. The Stone Roses‘ by THE STONE ROSES

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– ‘2. Doolittle‘ by PIXIES

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3. ‘New York‘ by LOU REED

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– ‘4. Paul’s Boutique‘ by BEASTIE BOYS

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– ‘5. Oh Mercy‘ by BOB DYLAN

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BEASTIE BOYS Released Their Triumphant Album ‘HELLO NASTY’ Twenty Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

12 July 2018

Band: BEASTIE BOYS

Album: HELLO NASTY – their fifth longplayer

Released: 14 July 1998 – 20 years ago

ROLLING STONE wrote: ‘With their fifth proper album, a playfully mature Beastie record
(if that’s possible), they turn the focus back toward hip-hop — there’s not one hárdcore punk song here, but with an understanding of how to conflate their two largest influences into one smooth-flowing package. Imagine a sonic mix that’s about sixty-five to seventy percent the frenetic, sample-crazy hip-hop eclecticism of Paul’s Boutique and about twenty-five to thirty percent the funk-punk fun of III Communication. The Beasties, as innovative musicians and good citizens, contribute more to the hip-hop community than a lot of MCs.”

Score: 4/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME: Another dazzling record by The White New York Kings Of
Hip-Hop
with enough fuel for another 24-Hour Body-Movin’-Party

THREE TOP TRACKS: Intergalactic / Body Movin’ / Super Disco Breakin’

* INTERGALACTIC

* BODY MOVIN’

* SUPER DISCO BREAKIN’

ALBUM in full…

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BEASTIE BOYS: Website – Facebook – All Albums

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Paul’s Boutique’ – Second LP by BEASTIE BOYS

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘Paul’s Boutique’
BEASTIE BOYS
Released: 25 Juli 1989
Second longplayer

ROLLING STONE wrote: ” ‘Paul’s Boutique’ named after a Brooklyn store whose radio
ad is tossed in the mix and whose picture graces the cover, surprises from the get-go.
Each track brims with ideas and references too numerous to catalog, veering in new
directions at every verse. The songs are buoyed by the deft interplay of the three voices
and a poetic tornado of imagery. The Boys’ rap references range from Magilla Gorilla to Dickens, their musical samples are equally far-flung, including Johnny Cash, Hendrix and
Jean Knight’s ‘Mr. Big Stuff.’ The Boys are just being themselves, thrashing about in a reality ignored by too many mainstream white-rock acts.”

Score: 4/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: ‘Maybe not their best known album,
but certainly one of their best.

TOP TRACK: Hey Ladies

Album in full…

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BEASTIE BOYS: Website – Facebook – All Albums

Stunning Singles Turning 20 In 2018 – Here Are TURN UP THE VOLUME’S 10 Picks…

Going back in sonic history…

1998 – Twenty Years Ago
10 Big Singles to Remember…

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1/ ‘Celebrity Skin’ by HOLE
Courtney Love‘s best shot…
Album: ‘Celebrity Skin’

2/ ‘Pure Morning’ by PLACEBO
“A friend in need’s a friend indeed / A friend with weed is better…”
Album: ‘Without You I’m Nothing’

3/ ‘A Film For The Future’ by IDLEWILD
Steamy Scottish eruption…
Album: ‘Hope Is Important’

4/ ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’ by GARBAGE
Who is this band?…
Album: Version 2.0

5/ ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’
by MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Anthemic splendour…
Album: ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’

6/ ‘Goddess On A Hiway’ by MERCURY REV
Epic magnificence…
Album: ‘Deserter’s Songs’

7/ ‘Teardrop’ by MASSIVE ATTACK
Elizabeth Fraser in another galaxy…
Album: ‘Mezzanine’

8/ ‘Battle Flag’ by LO-FIDELITY ALLSTARS
Big beats and a smoking swagger…
Album: ‘How To Operate With A Blown Mind’

9/ ‘Intergalactic’ by BEASTIE BOYS
Robotic hip hop craziness…
Album: ‘Hello Nasty’

10/ ‘The Rockafeller Skank’ by FATBOY SLIM
Dance floor classic…
Album: ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’