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Beastie Boys Story
Posted 28 July 2020 - 06:03 PM
Anyways, I just learned that this documentary exists, and its wonderful. I had to turn it off because my kids just came home and the language is rough (the f-bomb is dropped constantly by Horovitz). It was totally worth an Apple TV subscription to watch. Its the remaining two Beasties, Mike D and Ad-Rock, telling the story of the band in a theater, interspersed with video and photos.
Based on the general age of people here, I strongly suggest it, even just as a view through pop culture history.
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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:24 PM
I was a huge fan in middle school and high school-- I drifted a bit after that, but I was still very aware of them and what they were doing. They actually influenced me in tons of ways.
Their music videos (most directed by Spike Jones or MCA as Nathaniel Hornblower) along with early Wong Kar Wai defined everything about the first few things I directed in film school. The idea of some fake moustaches, cardboard robots, and bad green screen was perfect for my budget level ($0).
A few years ago after spotting an old pic of them hanging on an Atwater Village sign, I realized that G-son studios (where Check your Head, Ill Communication, parts of Hello Nasty, Grands Royale Magazine, and a few videos were all made) was literally around the corner to me. People made pilgrimages to the place and I saw it every time I went to the ATM.
Grand Royal was also a big influence when I wanted to write comedy. I can think of a couple pieces I fully ripped off to make funny Lando posts at one point.
They were legit nerd core, punk rock, and hip hop. Their star never fell either, once they hit, they were huge right up until MCA died.
Posted 28 July 2020 - 08:08 PM
Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:36 AM
Yeah, that's what I did. I got it for a month then cancelled but binged Morning Show, Mythic Quest, For All Mankind, Defending Jacob, and this doc. All very worth it. Have to say, Apple+'s offerings are pretty great.
The new Amazing Stories was just okay, and I wanted it to be... well... amazing.
Posted 29 July 2020 - 01:11 PM
I really wanted to watch For All Mankind, but since I just made Katie sit through From the Earth to the Moon AND First Man not long before, I couldn't convince her, especially considering there was a show with Jason Momoa that she was, for obvious reasons, much more interested in. I don't think she ended up watching that either though.
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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:35 PM
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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:11 PM
As of right now, Sabotage.
Favorite from each album:
License to Ill: Paul Revere
Pauls Boutique: Egg Raid on Mojo
Check Your Head: So Whatcha Want?
Ill Communication: Sabotage
Hello Nasty: Song For The Man
To The 5 Boroughs:Ch-Check It Out
Alive is also great.
Ignoring the instrumental albums because I need to listen to them again.
Posted 29 July 2020 - 09:22 PM
What's everyone's favorite song?
Really hard to say.
Sabotage is definitely peak Beastie. They had just started playing instruments again and were verging on funk and punk/ but still doing beats and bars. And the video is a classic. Like I said, all their videos were amazing, but Sabotage was the one that set a particular tone and style that they stuck with.
No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Make Some Noise
Check-Check It Out
Really hard to pick a fav...
I don't care for Brass Monkey. I know that's sacrilege.
My favorite part of all their videos is when they start hitting each other.