I can see this is going to be the sound of summer for me this year. In comparison to the Amon Tobin album, mentioned below, Hot Sauce is much easier to grab a-hold of quickly. It’s catchy. As a hip-hop group Beastie Boys are easily my favourite guitar-bass-drums trio. After the instrumental, make your own story, style of The Mix Up it’s great to hear them rhyming again.
I bought this digitally too. I miss not getting any liner notes or info about the production of it. Top Spin Media, who were in charge of sending out the digital download need to get their shit together though. I had no problems with getting Amon Tobin’s album a couple of weeks ago. But the B-boys album was officially released at 12am May 3. I didn’t get a link to my download until a day later when I emailed asking where the heck my purchase was. Unfortunately idiot journalists leaked this album before the release date too, so for consumers like me who are digitally savvy, the distribution company (top spin) really need to have their product ready to go when they say they will. The leak this time was only a few days before the official release, but add an extra day and are you, sitting at home, going to do the right thing and pony up your 12 bucks, or get it for free from the torrent sites? Also, when I got the album and dragged it into iTunes it came up as being ‘Unknown album’ — how hard is it for them to label the files correctly?
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/5689037997/” title=”Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 Cover by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5222/5689037997_8e717cc7be_m.jpg” width=”240″ height=”211″ alt=”Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 Cover”></a>
Also, they made this 30min long vid that features some of the album tracks. This is the coolest, funniest newthing I’ve seen in a loooooong time.
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I think we can safely say that the DMC Delorean will now forever be associated with time travel. And here’s one still I grabbed from the video.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/5689712442/” title=”got-cowbell by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5689712442_1605e1826f.jpg” width=”500″ height=”283″ alt=”got-cowbell”></a>