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Old 07-14-2018, 07:53 PM
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Default Hello Nasty 20th Anniversary. Favourites?

Just sat down and listened to it properly and intensively on wax with a proper sound setup.

Here are a few reflections on what a few of my favs are

Single: 3MC's & 1DJ / Negotiation Limerick File
Video: 3MC's & 1DJ
Non-Hip Hop Song: I Don't Know, Song For The Man
Non Single Hip-Hop Track: UNITE / The Move
Best use of a Sample: Barbara Lynn Poor Old Trashman on Unite
Best guest: Miho Hatori / Lee Scratch Perry
MVP of the Record: Ad-Rock
Best B-Side: Dr. Lee PhD Dub / Piano Jam
Best Remix: Intergalactic Fuzzy Logic Remix

There are some songs on this list that have changed continuously over 20 years and some that have not.

What is yours?
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:09 AM
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my MVP's of this record was Adrock's SP1200, MMM, and Mario C's mixing.

I still can't get with the Bossa Nova though.



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Old 07-15-2018, 04:39 PM
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Single: Intergalactic. First song I ever listened from them, and an absolute masterpiece.
Video: Intergalactic: same reason.
Non-Hip Hop Song: sneaking out/ song for junior/ I Don't Know / picture this... I love them all!
Non Single Hip-Hop Track: UNITE (agreed)
Best use of a Sample: the body movin beat is so great imo
Best guest: the singer of Picture this. weird I don't know who she is
MVP of the Record: Ad-Rock (agreed) The beats are so amazing, from the beginning until the end
Best B-Side: Alive, if its allowed as a b-side
Best Remix: Intergalactic (Prisoners Of Technology Remix) A style of music I'm not into, but I love this track.



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Old 07-15-2018, 06:49 PM
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Single: Body Movin'
Video: Body Movin'
Non-Hip Hop Song: And Me
Non Single Hip-Hop Track: Putting Shame in Your Game
Best use of a Sample: The New Style on Intergalactic
Best guest: Miho Hatori
MVP of the Record: Ad-Rock
Best B-Side: Hail Sagan
Best Remix: Putting Shame in Your Game (Prunes Remix)

This is still my favorite album of all time, it's nice to see it's getting the recognition it deserves!



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Old 07-17-2018, 11:54 AM
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Always my least favourite B-Boys record (discounting TMU), although I do appreciate it.

Body Movin' and Negotiation Limerick File remain two of my favourite Beastie Boys songs. Intergalactic, while overplayed, was perhaps their best ever lead single. I also have a lot of time for The Move and the rather underrated Just A Test.

Sneakin' Out The Hospital conjures up a real...vibe? Atmosphere? I'm not sure what exactly, but it is easily their most appropriately-titled instrumental! For me, Twenty Questions was the superior bossanova cut but I Don't Know is not without its charms. Much preferred the live performance video of 3MC's to the album version.

For me, there's just too much B-material elsewhere in my opinion. Can't fault the ambition, but (as I've said before) a lot of HN comes across as the soundtrack to a cartoon Beastie Boys movie. Playful sure (the likes of Instant Death aside), but no real edge to any of it. I think the album's either side of it blow it out the park.

That said, to mark twenty years I will certainly play it later on in the week - and I will enjoy it, particularly the skit about playing basketball in the rain and not getting wet!



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Old 07-18-2018, 07:58 AM
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Just a Test is a high water mark for the boys. This song embodies all they were up to 1998 and all they were to become afterwards. In my top 5 songs of all time.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:11 AM
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Single: Negotiation Limerick File
Video: Intergalactic
Non-Hip-Hop: Dedication
Sample: "El Rey y Yo" by Los Angeles Negros (from The Move outro)
Best Guest: Mixmaster Mike
MVP: Mario C, for the logistics and alchemy required to reign in such chaos
B-Side: Peanut Butter & Jelly (criminally overlooked)
Remix: Negotiation Limerick File (41 Small Star Remix)


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Old 07-19-2018, 07:59 AM
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Single: 3MC's & 1DJ / Negotiation Limerick File
Video: 3MC's & 1DJ
Non-Hip Hop Song: I Don't Know, Sneaking Out the Hospital, Song for the Man
Non Single Hip-Hop Track: UNITE / Putting Shame.../ the Move
Best use of a Sample: the Move- Negros's "El Rey Y Yo"
Best guest: Biz/Lee Scratch Perry
MVP of the Record: Ad-Rock
Best B-Side: Piano Jam
Best Remix: Putting Shame in your Game: Fuzzy Logic



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Old 07-19-2018, 05:25 PM
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Underrated tracks: 1) Unite 2) Dedication.
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:04 PM
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Dedication obviously does what it says, but I always felt the music was wasted on that song. Perfect for rhyming over. Instead it's just mildly amusing shout-outs from the Jewish Brad Pitt. Which is fine, but it could have been so much better!



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Old 07-23-2018, 03:50 PM
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Dedication obviously does what it says, but I always felt the music was wasted on that song. Perfect for rhyming over. Instead it's just mildly amusing shout-outs from the Jewish Brad Pitt. Which is fine, but it could have been so much better!
heard. for years i'd hoped an instrumental version of that cut would surface. a dream which effectively died when the remaster was released.



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Old 07-23-2018, 06:43 PM
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heard. for years i'd hoped an instrumental version of that cut would surface. a dream which effectively died when the remaster was released.
MMM made that comment on the Echo chamber about how good it would sound with them rhyming on that track. Mike kind of laughed. Vault, possibly?

Anyway after years of arguing about it, I credit McDuff with my enjoyment of Hello Nasty. It is greater than the sum of its parts, but it is a pretty epic effort. It just wasn't what I'd hoped for at the time of release.

My favourites are the 1-2-3 of Sneakin, Shame and Prose, followed by Grasshopper Unit, Electrify and Dedication. Still has an astounding opening 3, also.

Have found respect for Song for the Man and Picture This, but it's both Unite and Dr Lee which have grown on me most. Love the OG 3 MCs, too.

While we all know El Ray Y Yo is the best sample on the album, my favourite is Nine's "non-stop hip-hop" and frankly that break is one of their most bananas. Handsome Boy Limerick File is my favourite remix.

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:14 PM
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Delighted you came around on HN, P. Not a perfect record by any stretch, but an impressive exhibition nonetheless, with some high highs.

If we're talking specific breaks, I'd be remiss to not give it up for the harpsichord break in The Move, wherein Mike D is "crazy sniffable". Can't pinpoint the sample off-hand, though it is indeed a needle drop of epic proportions.



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Old 07-23-2018, 09:59 PM
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Delighted you came around on HN, P. Not a perfect record by any stretch, but an impressive exhibition nonetheless, with some high highs.

If we're talking specific breaks, I'd be remiss to not give it up for the harpsichord break in The Move, wherein Mike D is "crazy sniffable". Can't pinpoint the sample off-hand, though it is indeed a needle drop of epic proportions.
Yeah I think one of my favourite things about the boys was that perfection was never the objective.



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Old 07-23-2018, 10:23 PM
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Amen to that. I love a record with warts. A healthy explorative spirit has a tendency to galvanize the whole; the peaks and valleys together paint a larger panoramic.

It reminds me of Sandinista in a way. Song for song it reveals holes, but as a singular entity frames a stimulating window into their self discovery.

And some slammin' headnodders never hurt either



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Old 07-24-2018, 10:20 AM
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Now that the infomercial is popping back up it reminds me. Did they ever release the 3 MCís version from it? Or does anyone know why it wasnít? Iím sure this has come up before, but Iím curious.



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Old 07-24-2018, 10:51 AM
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I thought it was cut because of sample clearences. I have the version of 3MCs with the two samples that were later replaced (The Skinny Boys and Snoop Dogg), and it's titled "uncleared samples version". That could be wrong though - it's just what the file was called when I downloaded it from Napster a million years ago.
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You can get that version of 3mc's 1DJ and the Can't Stop Won't Stop on the Japanese release (along with MMM pseudo live remix of slow and low) and on the European releases I believe.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:18 PM
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Hmmm... I had the European release with the live slow and low. I think I have that on vinyl actually. I guess I never played the rest of the album just the live slow and low.



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You can get that version of 3mc's 1DJ and the Can't Stop Won't Stop on the Japanese release (along with MMM pseudo live remix of slow and low) and on the European releases I believe.
The Snoop sample is not on any official release. Can't Stop Won't Stop from the Euro and Japanese versions does have the original Flash is on the Beatbox sample though.

I can't believe more people haven't mentioned Shame in Your Game. That might be my favorite track on the whole album.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:13 AM
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Iíll have to dig it out but pretty sure the 3MCís instrumental on Hello Nasty Instrumnetals includes the intended samples (i.e. Snoop etc).

I like Putting Shame In Your Game, but that sound on the main beat - I donít know how else to describe it other than itís very similar to the Shazam! sound - has always put me off, and I never particularly liked the extra high-pitched Adrock vocals.

HN is another great Beasties album on the whole, but when I ask myself how many of its tracks would make an all time B-Boys top 10 or 20, the answer is very few indeed. But thatís not always the point. Also, it still sounds vaguely futuristic to me, or at least like nothing else Iíve heard before or since.



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Old 07-26-2018, 09:23 AM
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I can't believe more people haven't mentioned Shame in Your Game. That might be my favorite track on the whole album.
easily. adrock made that beat with the Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution. i bought mine shortly after the record dropped.



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Intergalactic is so ill.
Super Disco Breakin too.
Always thought of sneaking out the hospital as an instrumental hip hop track
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