Jul 00

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.

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