Def Jam Recordings 1987. KIKIT1
I ripped this for the first track, The Beastie Boys’ Rock Hard. It was an early single which sampled AC/DC’s Back In Black, but unfortunately the Aussie oafs took offence and it was swiftly withdrawn. As you might imagine I’m not much of an AC/DC fan, although even I have to admit that Back In Black is a bit of a classic. I don’t think I’ve ever made it all the way through the album though – it gets mighty repetitive. This track however improves vastly on the original – somehow it has a lot more punch and it really rocks. Maybe that’s why AC/DC were offended. Whatever, it’s a difficult track to find these days and has never had a digital release of any sort.
There are a few other decent tracks here. The best of course is Public Enemy, which is an interesting early track from their first album – before they got political. The subject matter is really dull (their car), but it’s a hugely entertaining track. It’s on their first album, Yo! Bum Rush The Show if you want more. LL Cool J contributes the hilarious I’m Bad which is a bizarre ego driven fantasy about what a bad boy he is. Like PE, the material might be preposterous, but he delivers it with aplomb.
Much of the rest hasn’t aged too well, but I rather like the simplicity of The Junkyard Band and Original Concept. Their track, Can You Feel It isn’t the same as the Fingers Inc version I posted earlier, but it gets its name from the same sample from a Jacksons live album.
I’ve re-upped a load of stuff to Mega. It’s mainly big files, especially the Virgin Ambient compilations. I’ve never got on very well with Mega – downloads don’t seem to work a lot of the time, and when they do the file gets squireled away somewhere I can’t find it. Let me know if it works for you – I don’t want to waste any more time uploading old posts if no-one can access them.