Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A Season in Hell #87: MCA Meets Jerry Garcia

There are some moments in life when you really just have to ask yourself why? This is one of those moments. MCA of the Beastie Boys died last week of Salivary Gland cancer at the age of 47. WTF?!?!?

License to Ill came out when I was a junior in high school. I remember not liking it at first. I thought of the Beasties as a trip of whiny white boys. I also thought they were pretending to be from NYC, and that they were actually from Iowa, or somewhere very white bread. I was happy to be proven wrong. After a few listens the record (yes, an actual vinyl LP, kids) really grew on me. It was obvious that these three true to the early hiphop form. Paul's Boutique solidified my love and respect for the Beastie Boys. Oh those beautiful samples. Miles Davis loved that record. Chuck D of Public Enemy was quoted as saying that everyone in hiphop and rap at that time knew that Paul's Boutique was the BEST record of it's time. That's pretty good props.

Tonight I'll the first hour will feature some of my favorite Beastie Boys tracks throughout the years.

Hour two is week five of eight of my tribute to the Grateful Dead's Europe 72 tour. Tonight I've got an awesome Lovelight I want to share with you.

See the setlist below.

You can download this historic show here.
You can stream this remarkable program here.
You can hear all of my previous shows by scrolling down or clicking here.

As always, enjoy.


RIP-MCA-Adam-Yauch: Mochipet
The Beast Gees: Beastie Boys vs. The Bee Gees by dj BC

So What'cha Want? A Whole Lotta Love!: Led Zeppelin vs Beastie Boys
High Plains Drifter: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique)
The Sounds of Science: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique)

Shadrach: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique)
Get it Together: Beastie Boys (w/ Q-Tip) (Ill Communication)
3 the Hard Way: Beastie Boys (To the 5 Boroughs)
Too Many Rappers: Beastie Boys (Hot Sauce Committee, pt 2)
I Want Some: Beastie Boys (Aglio e Olio)
Paul Revere: Beastie Boys (License to Ill)

Sure Shot: Beastie Boys (06-15-96, SF, CA Freedom for Tibet Concert)
So Watcha Want: same as above
MCA Drops Knowledge: same as above
Better Days: same as above

Bertha: Grateful Dead (05/03/72 L'Olympia Theater, Paris, France)
Playin' in the Band (same as above)

Deal: Grateful Dead (05/04/72 L'Olympia Theater, Paris, France)
It Hurts Me Too (same as above)

Lovelight->Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad->Not Fade Away (05/07/72 Bickershaw Festival, North Wigam, Great Britain

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