Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Beastie Boys

Adam Horovitz
oil on canvas paper, 16" x 12", 2015
Just picked up a second Beastie Boys cd filled with marvelous instrumental jams. The band was already dominating the 2015 top 100 list by way of the cd Ill Communication (1994) that I picked up in the beginning of the year for twenty cents, and the ($1) purchase of The In Sound from Way Out! (1996) will further establish the Beastie Boys in this year's list. And it's due time as the band didn't appear since 1987, when they had a couple of hits in the Netherlands (Fight for Your Right and No Sleep 'till Brooklyn). The In Sound from Way Out borrows its title (and graphics) from Perrey and Kingsley, pioneers in synthesizer music. It features a tribute to Groove Holmes, Tibetan chanting, and tons of funky riffs.

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