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On July 25, 1989.

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

On July 25, 1989, “Capitol” label released “Paul’s Boutique”, the second Beastie Boys studio album. It was recorded 1988–1989, at “Mario C’s” in Los Angeles, “The Opium Den” and “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Beastie Boys, Dust Brothers and Mario Caldato, Jr. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Paul’s Boutique” at number 156 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Critical recognition made “Paul’s Boutique” a landmark album in hip hop music. In 1999, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Mike Simpson – turntables, ensemble
  • Matt Dike – ensemble
  • Ricky Powell– photography
  • Jeremy Shatan – photography
  • Nathaniel Hörnblowér– photography
  • Dominick Watkins – photography
  • Allen Abrahamson – assistant engineer
  • Mario Caldato Jr.– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Beastie Boys and the Dust Brothers (Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, John King, Mike Simpson).

  1. To All the Girls
  2. Shake Your Rump
  3. Johnny Ryall
  4. Egg Man
  5. High Plains Drifter
  6. The Sounds of Science
  7. 3-Minute Rule
  8. Hey Ladies
  9. 5-Piece Chicken Dinner
  10. Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun
  11. Car Thief
  12. What Comes Around
  13. Shadrach
  14. Ask for Janice
  15. B-Boy Bouillabaisse
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On May 27, 2011.

GSH

On May 27, 2011, Gilbert “Gil” Scott-Heron died aged 62. Being soul and jazz poet, musician and author, he is best known for his work as a spoken word performer in the 70’s and 80’s. His best albums “Pieces of a man” and “Winter in America” from the early 70’s and his best-known composition “The Revolution will not be televised” has influenced generations of contemporary musicians, especially hip hop and neo soul artists.