The Green Shell

The Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication album was released in 1994, when I was in high school. I remember watching the music video for Sabotage on MTV and being excited about buying the album when it was released. In those days, CDs were expensive, often $18-20 while cassettes were closer to $9-11. When the album was … Continue reading The Green Shell

Fight for Your Right

What happens when two members of Supergrass cover the Beastie Boys? They form a band called The Hotrats and give the classic 80s anthem a sort of garage rock Who-esque vibe that I find irresistible. The band released an album of cover songs in 2010 called Turn Ons that included their take on artists such … Continue reading Fight for Your Right