I know that this is slightly off topic for 'festivals' but I am sure there will be many festival tributes throughout the summer. I was saddened by the death of Adam Yauch aka MCA from the Beastie Boys and thought it should be highlighted here.
I am not a die-hard fan by any means but the Beastie Boys did play a special part in my love of music, and I credit their record 'Hello Nasty' to broadening my musical horizons.
When it came out in ''97/'98, I was 13 and on a trip away with school. This guy I had a crush on was obsessed with them but back then I was mainly into Oasis, indie and old school dance. Listening to Hello Nasty made me see a whole different side of music. A different style and opened my eyes to hip-hop in a way that I think is still really valuable to me today.
Maybe I am not making much sense. They, to me, were real pioneers with talent and a totally different spin than anything anyone else was doing back then. Even by today's standards they push boundaries.
What do you all think? Do you have love for the Beastie Boys? If so, what is your favourite record? I am a big Intergalactic fan as well as Three MC's and One DJ...
Do you think many acts will do a tribute this summer at festivals? Unlike other bands that can go on without a particular member, the Beastie Boys died along with MCA...sad times...but their legacy will always remain!