Posts from 2nd July 2000

Jul 00

Beat generation

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Beat generation: The Observer looks at the growing phenomenon of the UK Garage scene. There’s only a little bit of interest here to the reasonably aware UK music fan, but US readers should definitely take a look to find out a bit more about what the genre is. The only British group to have made much impact in America in recent years is the Spice Girls. I’m sure there are at least two or three more that deserved some acknowledgement over there. It’d be a shame if UK Garage didn’t even get a look in over there because of media underexposure.

Beastie Boys – “Intergalactic (Olde Mix)”

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Beastie Boys – “Intergalactic (Olde Mix)” (MP3)

The beauties and evils of Napster: I download an interesting (and apparently “rare!!!”) track but I don’t really know what it is.

Please, somebody, tell me where this is from, what it’s meant to be or why it was made. It sounds as if it’s live in a studio? A re-make or demo of “Intergalactic”? It comes across like the Beastie Boys of the “Paul’s Boutique” era attempting a cover version of the song, it’s so different to the album version. Dropped in samples, a spoken interlude, funky (not robot-funky, just plain funky) groove, and old-skool Beasties raps… there’s even a fine last-minute attempt not to make a reference to the Simpsons: “Warning! We have an intruder in sector… G7!” Listen and be baffled.