Seth Surmises – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

The Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 

Preconceived Notions:  Beasties? I heard they beat cancer so hard that cancer filed a restraining order against him. I listened to Hello Nastydaily for 3 months when it was released. I’m ready for this, son.
After Listening: Grandpas been rapping since 83? Well, on and off, sure. With their contemporaries all doing police procedurals on network TV, it’s great to hear them again. But in this age of repetitive and formulaic bullshit from various Jeezies, Weezies, and bottle serviced R&B Autotuners, will the hip-hop fans enjoy good music? Mehhhhhhhhh, GET OFF MY LAWN!

Favorite Tracks: The ironically named Too Many Rappers features Nas and calls out today’s lazy illiterates that pass for rappers. Make Some Noise was a great jump off track with that crazy buzzbase hook. Nonstop Disco Paperwork is fun as hell for us in the Matlock demographic.

Least Favorite Tracks: The vocal distortion on Tadlock’s Glasses sounds like an Aquateen Hunger Force character and gives me a migraine. Lee Majors never really got started, and really needed the chk-chk-chk-chk sound effect from the 70’s 6 Million Dollar Man show. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament has nothing for me.

Overall: It’s strong Beastie Boys album without rehashing past glories. I know it’s gonna grow on me even more over the next few months.

Rating: 3.9 (It’ll be 4.3 by mid May)

Seth (40 Posts)

Seth (in a nutshell) is an aging punk rocker and five year resident of Cubistan, taking the office job after many years in music & fashion retail. He is a lifelong New England resident, with the exception of a year spent in Orlando Florida, the armpit of the universe. He is a skeptical cynic with a hairtrigger bullshit detector. Seth lives in Brass City, Connecticut with his wife, Vicki; his cat, Norwegian Black Metal; and his wife’s cat, who’s name he forgets.

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