To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their landmark second album Paul’s Boutique, the Beastie Boys will be releasing six rare EPs from that era on streaming services.
Starting today, fans can hear both 1989 EPs, An Exciting Evening At Home With Shadrach, Meshach And Abednego and the Love American Style , which features two Paul’s Boutique tracks (‘Hey Ladies’ and ‘Shake Your Rump’) along with the B-sides ‘Dis Yourself in ’89 (Just Do It)’ and ‘33% God’.
Then, over the course of three weeks, the remaining four EPs will hit steaming services that boast rare B-sides, remixes and live versions. Remixes of the singles ‘Hey Ladies’ and ‘Shadrach’ will arrive on 26 July, while remix versions of ‘Shake Your Rump’ and ‘Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun’ will be released on 2 August.
Released on 25 July 1989, Paul’s Boutique not only represented a giant creative leap forward for Adrock, Mike D and MCA but signalled a sea change in hip-hop. While the sample-based Dust Brothers production would be impossible in today’s legal/financial world, Paul’s Boutique took the art of sampling to another level.
Now 30 years later, it’s considered a hip-hop classic and holds an esteemed place on every top album list including Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1980s,” Time Magazine’s “100 Greatest Albums of All TIME” and Rolling Stone’s “Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
Last month, the Beastie Boys also marked the 15th anniversary of To the 5 Boroughs with the digital release of 12 rare tracks culled from that 2004 album’s overseas singles.
View the full tracklisting below.
Available 19 July
An Exciting Evening At Home With Shadrach, Meshach And Abednego
2. Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix
3. And What You Give Is What You Get
4. Car Thief
5. Some Dumb Cop Gave Me Two Tickets Already
6. Your Sister’s Def
Love American Style EP
1. Shake Your Rump
2. Hey Ladies
3. 33% God
4. Dis Yourself In ’89 (Just Do It)
Available 26 July
Hey Ladies [Remixes]
1. Hey Ladies (DJ Strictnine & Paranorm Remix)
2. Hey Ladies (Paul Nice Remix)
3. Hey Ladies (Count Bass D Remix)
4. Hey Ladies (Fred C Remix)
5. Hey Ladies (Video Version)
1. Shadrach (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
2. Shadrach (Mum’s The Word Remix)
3. Shadrach (J Rawls Remix)
4. Shadrach (Joey Chavez Remix)
5. Shadrach (Live)
Available 2 August
Shake Your Rump [Remixes]
1. Shake Your Rump (Truly Odd & J-Rocc Remix)
2. Shake Your Rump (Latch Brothers Remix)
3. Shake Your Rump (Video Version)
Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun [Remixes]
1. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (OD Remix)
2. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (DJ Cheapshot Remix)
3. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (Dub Hackers Remix)
4. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (DJ Moe Love Remix)