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Beastie boys appeal question (inspired by t-shirt thread)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bigfatbass, May 10, 2010.

  1. I own at least one recording (any form) of the Beastie Boys.

    36 vote(s)
  2. Never got into them much, but I'm sure I have something.

    1 vote(s)
  3. Never dug it, don't have any in the music library.

    8 vote(s)
  4. Carrots, I only listen to carrots.

    3 vote(s)
  1. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Banned

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    There have been very few acts that have completely obliterated demographic appeal, and have ended up in just about everyone's music collection somewhere. The Beastie Boys are on that list for sure. The career spans decades, and GAzillions of records world wide, so I ask the following question: Do you own any Brooklyn's finest? And what are some other bands that would be on this list beyond the obvious like Beatles/Stones/Who?
  2. EdHunter


    Jan 14, 2010
    Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian.
    Great appeal, they go down as well with a group of 20 year olds on a night out in Rochdale as they do with an old school metalhead (me). And my Dad likes them and they're not Hawkwind, so they have to be doing soemthing right...
  3. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Banned

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    The broad appeal might be there:bassist:, but still WAY too new to fit the thrust of this poll. Kaiser Chiefs rock!
  4. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Frank Zappa
    Metallica (thinking mostly of the Black Album / Nothing Else Matters)
    Eric Clapton
    Crowded House
    Iron Maiden (although genre-specific their fans stretch so many generations)
    Miles Davis' (Kind of Blue / Jack Johnson)
  5. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I have everything the Beastie Boys have done.

    Bob Marley
    Steve Miller Band
    Led Zeppelin
    Pink Floyd
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Grateful Dead
    Van Morrison
  6. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Faith No More
  7. Meh.
  8. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Not all "bands" per se:

    Def Lepard
    Elton John
    Michael Jackson
    Janet Jackson

    to a lesser degree

    All have crossover appeal. Both Queen and Elton scored high on the Black charts in the 70's.

    Support for Beasties being universally accepted:

    Until recently my ring tone was "Brass Monkey" and I got comments or singalongs from everyone who heard it. Age, race, social group -- didn't matter. Everyone.
  9. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    License to Ill was the first tape I ever bought (1987). I was 12. Paul's Boutique was also a big one for me. After that, not so much.
  10. DreadRaver


    Nov 19, 2008
    Associate of Cusack Music / Mojo Hand FX
    I hated them when they first came out, pegging them as a white rap fad.

    Then Check Your Head came out in 1992...
    "So What'cha Want" and "Something's Got to Give" won me over, and now I am a Beastie Boys fanatic.

    And they kicked the door open in my mind when it came to Rap and Hip Hop in general.
  11. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Earth Wind & Fire
  12. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Banned

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    I agree with a bunch of things posted, but some fall into that "been around so long" category. I'm looking at the acts that were in everybody's ears early on, and then stayed.

    Prince - DEFINITELY!
  13. The Beastie Boys killed off the Backstreet Boys, who couldn't like them?

  14. I think I have all of the beasties cds. I would put the RHCP in the same category.


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