In 1987, I hated the Beastie Boys.
When License to Ill came out, and the “Fight For Your Right To Party” video was everywhere, I could not stand them.
I liked Run DMC. I liked Public Enemy. I liked Boogie Down Productions. Who were these asshole frat boys?
I tuned them out completely….
Jay highlights one of the all time great fake out moves in music history. Did anyone think that the guys who sang “Brass Monkey” would go on to become innovators and game changers for the next two decades?
I loved “License to Ill” but it’s the exception, the one they had to do in order to break down the door. I didn’t expect what followed and I wasn’t ready for it. Paul’s Boutique came out when almost 15 and it went 10,000 miles over my head. I caught up, but it took years. It was worth the wait.