Beastie Boys Live @ CBGB's 1982

Whereas the quality may not be the best (shitty mics, an unbalanced mix at a few points, and just the normal stuff that goes on at an old-school gorilla punk show), it's truly a classic performance by the Beastie Boys (sans Adam Horovitz). At this point of their incarnation (The Polywog Stew era for those keeping track), the Beasties consisted of Mike D on vocals, MCA on the bass, John Berry on the guitar, and Kate Schellenbach on drums. The Beasties weren't really known out of the NYC area, but it didn't take long for them to develop a loyal following that helped solidify their place in the New York hardcore scene circa 1981. At this particular gig at the legendary (and sadly defunct) CBGB's, they shared the stage with Reagan Youth as well as The Young & The Useless (Horovitz's band at the time) and low-and-behold, somebody had the sense to record it for future generations to enjoy. It's loud, obnoxious, and a true testament of the NYC punk scene of the early eighties. All tracks tagged & encoded within iTunes @ 160kbps.

1. B.E.A.S.T.I.E.
2. Untitled Song #1
3. Transit Cop
4. Jimi
5. Holy Snappers
6. Untitled Song #2
7. Ode To...
8. I Don't Want To Fight
9. House Of The Rising Sun
10. Michelle's Farm
11. Sampson Is King
12. Riot Fight
13. Egg Raid On Mojo

download HERE (25mb)
And just in case some of you were curious about the Young and The Useless performance that evening...

1. The Young And Useless
2. S.K.C.
3. Freddie's Dead
4. Billy, Don't Be A Hero
5. Funky Music
6. Home Boy
7. Summer Lovin'
8. Rise and Shine

It's a solid, 19 minute performance of unadulterated punk shit courtesy of Adam Horovitz, Adam Trese, Arthur Africano, and the late David Scilken. Tagged & encoded within iTunes @ 128kbps.

download HERE (16mb)