In honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week… I thought it’s finally the right time to do a Beasties mixtape. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time… something people have asked me to do for a long time, actually… but I wanted it to mean something. Now, it’s finally the right time.
I present to you Grand Royal. 80 minutes of my favorite Beastie Boys rarities, remixes, demos, live versions, out-takes, and more. If you’re a Beasties fan, I guarantee you find something new and exciting on this mix!
Being that this mix is so important to me, I wanted to make it extra special. Something beyond just an audio experience. I called my friend Jonathan Mannion, the legendary photographer (8 Jay-Z albums, 3 Eminem albums, Lil Wayne, Nas, Aaliyah, the list goes on and on), and we decided to re-shoot the iconic cover from the Beastie’s 1989 classic Paul’s Boutique.
In fact, the mix download is filled with all sorts of extra photos and bonus content provided by Jonathan Mannion (aka Jonathan Hörnblowér) and his design partner, GoodThingYoureHere.com.
I also collaborated with my friends at Homage to do a limited-edition tee for the release… with portions of the proceeds going to Adam Yauch’s favorite cancer charities. Support the tee here!
01. Beastie Boys – Mick Boogie & nVMe Intro (0:56)
02. Beastie Boys – The Skills To Pay The Bills (Original Version) (2:20)
03. Beastie Boys – The Vibes (2:52)
04. Beastie Boys – Time To Get Ill (Live Remix Version) (1:55)
05. Beastie Boys – Sure Shot (Nardone/Large Professor Remixes) (2:37)
06. Beastie Boys – Jimmy James (Original Version) (2:10)
07. Beastie Boys – Four Fly Guys (Feat. Hurricane) (3:14)
08. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (Original 94 Version) (1:39)
09. Beastie Boys – Root Down (Free Zone Mix) (3:02)
10. Beastie Boys – Get It Together (Buck-Wild Remix) (3:44)
11. Beastie Boys – In A World Gone Mad (Original Mix) (2:55)
12. Beastie Boys – Negotiation Limerick File (Handsome Boy Modeling School Mix) (2:41)
13. Beastie Boys – Alive (2:47)
14. Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies (Paul Nice Remix) (3:18)
15. Beastie Boys – Dope Little Song (1:46)
16. Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump (Madlib Remix) (2:11)
17. Beastie Boys – Stand Together (Live At French’s Tavern, Sydney, Australia) (2:18)
18. Beastie Boys – The Maestro (Live Version) (3:07)
19. Beastie Boys – The Sounds Of Science (1:32)
20. Beastie Boys – Gratitude (Live @ Budokan) (3:13)
21. Beastie Boys – Pass The Mic Part 2 (3:48)
22. Beastie Boys – Stop That Train (3-Way Mix) (2:08)
23. Beastie Boys – Spam (Feat. Milk Dee) (3:22)
24. Beastie Boys – So What ‘Cha Want (Butt Naked / Soul Assassin Remixes) (3:45)
25. Beastie Boys – Sabotage (Live Version) (2:48)
26. Beastie Boys – Beastie Revolution (3:31)
27. Beastie Boys – Honky Rink (Previously Unreleased) (2:00)
28. Beastie Boys – Benny And The Jets (Live Feat. Biz Markie) (3:57)
29. Beastie Boys – Netty’s Girl (3:18)