While I’ve been remiss in mentioning the death of the Beastie Boy’s Adam Yauch (MCA), it’s only because there is so much I want to say to cover what that band has meant to me for over half of my life. Meanwhile a DJ’s mix of some of their rare mixes, bsides and live tracks has hit the sharing networks, apparently it was created for the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of fame entry, but has become an unofficial memorial (download links below!). On his site, Mick Boogies says
“In honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week… I thought it’s finally the right time to do a Beasties mixtape. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time… something people have asked me to do for a long time, actually… but I wanted it to mean something. Now, it’s finally the right time. I present to you Grand Royal. 80 minutes of my favorite Beastie Boys rarities, remixes, demos, live versions, out-takes, and more. If you’re a Beasties fan, I guarantee you find something new and exciting on this mix!”
To make this extra special, he’s included extra photos and bonus content in the download, including a re-shoot of the iconic cover from the Beastie’s 1989 classic _Paul’s Boutique _by photographer (8 Jay-Z albums, 3 Eminem albums, Lil Wayne, Nas, Aaliyah). The extensive tracklist shows hits from a live version of _Sabotage_ all the way back to Beastie Revolution (anyone else remember this one?) Here’s the full bug:
Beastie Boys: The Grand Royal Mixtape Mixed by Mick Boogie * 01 Mick Boogie & Nvme Intro * 02 The Skills To Pay The Bills (Original Version) * 03 The Vibes * 04 Time To Get Ill (Live Remix Version) * 05 Sure Shot (Nardonelarge Professor Remixes) * 06 Jimmy James (Original Version) * 07 Four Fly Guys (F Hurricane) * 08 Intergalactic (Original 94 Version) * 09 Root Down (Free Zone Mix) * 10 Get It Together (Buck-Wild Remix) * 11 In A World Gone Mad (Original Mix) * 12 Negotiation Limerick File (Handsome Boy Modeling School Mix) * 13 Alive * 14 Hey Ladies (Paul Nice Remix) * 15 Dope Little Song * 16 Shake Your Rump (Madlib Remix) * 17 Stand Together (Live At French’s Tavern, Sydney, Australia) * 18 The Maestro (Live Version) * 19 The Sounds Of Science * 20 Gratitude (Live @ Budokan) * 21 Pass The Mic Part 2 * 22 Stop That Train (3-Way Mix) * 23 Spam (F Milk Dee) * 24 So What ‘cha Want (Butt Naked Soul Assassin Remixes) * 25 Sabotage (Live Version) * 26 Beastie Revolution * 27 Honky Rink (Previously Unreleased) * 28 Benny And The Jets (Live F Biz Markie) * 29 Netty’s Girl
An amazing mix, thanks to Mick Boogie for producing this and making it available, but most of all, thanks to the Beastie Boys for their music.
If you can’t find it on the links above, here’s a preview: