DU Album of the Day: Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
This is the masterpiece by the Beastie Boys. Many groups tend to slack off on their sophmoric release but the Beastie Boys hit a grand slam with this album. Although it did not sell as well as their first release 'Licensed to Ill', 'Paul's Boutique' was considered a legend within both the hip-hop and the music industry.
Miles Davis said that he never tired of listening to Paul's Boutique. Later, in a VIBE interview of all three Beastie Boys, Chuck D of Public Enemy was quoted as saying that the "dirty secret" among the black hip-hop community at the time of release was that "Paul's Boutique had the best beats." During the same VIBE interview, Mike D was asked about any possible hesitation he or the band might have had regarding their overt "sampling" of several minutes of well-known Beatles background tracks, including the song "The End" on "The Sounds of Science". He claimed that the Beatles filed preliminary legal papers, and that his response was "What's cooler than getting sued by the Beatles?"
So this week, for my first DU Album of the day, I want to pay tribute to the late Adam 'MCA' Yauch with featuring some of the great albums by the Beastie Boys