Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Don't Care, Don't Want to Watch


There are music genres and styles that do nothing for me, and then there are cultural markers that go past me and I just don't care.

When it comes to the Beastie Boys, I just don't have the time of day for any of this garbage and I'm going to write something completely negative because why the hell not? I would prefer to celebrate and talk about something good, but I just can't find anything redeeming about their music or their career. No problem with them as people, very sad to have seen them lose Adam Yauch, but there isn't anything that I could have less regard for than their music. So, this is not an attack on them personally. The art they made means shit to me.

We're all supposed to treat Paul's Boutique like Trout Mask Replica, and I'm here to tell you that you can go your whole life without hearing either of them and you'll be alright. Their License to Ill album was supposed to be a landmark example of how of young white men who wanted to use cultural appropriation to break into the world of Hip Hop could entertain a nation eager for such things. Come on, who gives a shit about that dated crap?

Lots of people, I guess. I know I'm wrong, but I don't care.

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