Tuesday, 29 April 2014

REWIND: Beastie Boys - 'Super Disco Breakin''

Due to certain misinformed sections of the music press claiming that Britpop was "damaging" and (most laughably of all) "a cultural abomination that set music back", I've decided to demonstrate some of the music I discovered one way or another via Britpop. With the exception of Bowie, The Beatles and Queen, I'd argue that EVERYTHING I listen to now leads back to that pathway that Britpop put me on. Because of Blur, Oasis, Suede and Pulp, I became interested in indie music. Because of this, I started listening to The Evening Session, the legendary Radio 1 show that played that type of music. But they played a whole lot more too, showing me the wider picture of alternative music. In 1998, the programme started playing the (then) new Beastie Boys single 'Intergalactic'. Since I was also buying the NME at this point (again, due to wanting to read more about Britpop bands) I was also encouraged by a glowing review of their 'Hello Nasty' album, which I bought the week it was released. From it, the opener 'Super Disco Breakin'', bursting into life with the immortal line "well it's 50 cups of coffee and you know it's on". The album features another one of my all-time favourite hip hop cuts, 'The Move', which can be heard HERE.

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