Last week, I gleefully punched a touch screen jukebox into playing "B-Boy Bouillabaisse." That, for the sorely uncultured among us, is the epic final track on the classic and underrated-no-matter-how-credited-it-ever-gets Paul's Boutique. I was less than sober at that moment, but stand by it, because it was, as always, the right thing to play.
Of late I've had a hankering for something outside the Beastie box. I was going to post something like "Skills To Pay The Bills" or something forgotten like "The Move," but you can just get off your ass and dig out the deluxe reissue of Check Your Head or any copy of Hello Nasty and grab them yourself. Instead, I went with one of the tracks from the super-limited to 1000 copies Super Surprise 12-inch pumped to select record stores last year on Record Store Day.
That special release has two tracks on it: "Lee Majors Come Again," which is the rhymes from a new track scratched over Daft Punk's "Da Funk," and this one, "Here's A Little Somethin' For Ya." Neither of them will sound this way on Hot Sauce Committee, part 2, guaranteed. Why would I dare guarantee such a thing? Because there's no way DJ Shadow is going to be cool with the Boys remixing and rapping over "The Number Song (Cut Chemist remix)."
There's no confirmed release date for the new album though, so this will have to do for the moment. And in the meantime, I'll keep terrorizing middle-aged drunks with classic late-80s white-boy rap references to legendary football players and rhymes about peeing between subway cars.
Buy the reissues of Pauls Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty directly from the Beastie Boys.