Posted in hiphop | music on July 25, 2014

Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys' classic sophomore album, Paul's Boutique, turns 25 today (7/25), and though the LES corner of Ludlow and Rivington where the album cover's artwork was shot isn't being renamed "Beastie Boys Square," in honor of the anniversary, the current owner of the storefront at that location will have a Beasties mural made. Rolling Stone reports that this Saturday (7/26) at 11 AM, artist Danielle Mastrion will begin painting the mural on the wall of Wolfnights, the sandwich shop at that corner. LeRoy McCarthy, who had launched the "Beastie Boys Square" campaign, spearheaded this project too.

In related Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique and sandwich shop news, Ricky Powell was spotted making birthday dreams come true at Brancaccio's Food Shop in Windsor Terrace yesterday (true story).

Stream Paul's Boutique below...




Comments (22)

Isn't taking a dump there more appropriate? Most overrated band/album of past 50 years

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2014 3:54 PM

^ How dare you! Beastie Boys took hip hop to the next level and added a light hearted creative twist to life in NYC back in the day. Learn the truth young degenerate!

Posted by D | July 25, 2014 3:57 PM

^ Wow now you're resorting to posting as me. Get a fucking life.

I like Beastie Boys (RIP), respected what they did, but this mural is ridiculous like the call for naming that corner "Beastie Boys Square" is ridiculous. For one, none of the Beastie Boys were from or lived on the Lower East Side, and they might not have ever even played anywhere on the LES pre-blown up or blown up. There really is no "second" after that. So what they used that corner as the cover of an album? If you weren't part of the community, didn't make an impact on it on a practical level, you don't get a corner named after you, that's it. What's next? Bob Dylan Way for whatever NYC street the club he started at was on (name escapes me)? I'd say Dylan was much more part of Greenwich Village than Beastie Boys were part of the LES.

What's next? Renaming Abbey Road "Beatles Way"? C'mon. The Beastie Boys already have a very nice imprint called "Adam Yauch Park" in Brooklyn. And why? Because MCA was a Brooklyn resident and active member of the Brooklyn community as well as a humanitarian and a philanthropist.

Posted by D | July 25, 2014 4:20 PM

It must be difficult to be post city fruits.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2014 7:02 PM

You're just embarrassing yourself, Buckeye.


Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2014 8:47 PM

Dear D,

It would actually be Beatles' Way.

Please pay attention, friend.


Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2014 11:27 PM

^ Not necessarily. It doesn't have to be possessive.

E.g. Madison Avenue, not Madison's Avenue.

You lose again, you no-life dumbfuck grammar-and-punctuation Nazi.

Posted by D | July 25, 2014 11:47 PM

Hobbies include:
Moonlit walks on the beach.
Arguing with strangers over the internet.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2014 1:08 AM

Yeah, I totally remember the real D correcting punctuation and writing things like "The Beastie Boys already have a very nice *imprint* ...". Who is this fruitcake anyway? Odd combo of lack of intelligence and lack of shame.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2014 2:16 AM

I never corrected anyone save the dickhead who tried to correct me so go fuck yourself.

Posted by D | July 26, 2014 4:36 AM

"They aren't from the Lower East Side?" Using that insipid argument, no one should elevate the Abbey Road crosswalk because the Beatles weren't from London...

Posted by ScotchWallace | July 26, 2014 8:30 AM

Insipid has no place in this forum. Glad you just learned that word in summer school. Keep studying that GED is very important especially for that sshitty band you're a part of. Yore really contributing to life in Brooklyn

Posted by D | July 26, 2014 8:44 AM

They did live on the LES actually, maybe not all of them

Thought you were a know-it-all HC d00d, D

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2014 9:57 AM

Wherever they lived, they sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2014 11:30 AM

Get bent.

Posted by blayne | July 26, 2014 8:53 PM

They didn't live on the LES as far as I remember but so what if they did? Because a band lived there means they should have a fucking street corner after them? No. If they did recognizable, tangible work for the neighborhood ok, but they didn't. They picked one street corner out of thousands in the city to make their album cover, and that street corner happened to be on the LES, big fucking deal.

I never called for Abbey Road to be called "Beatles Way" if you actually read what I wrote, but you're too fucking stupid to get that.

Posted by D | July 27, 2014 12:53 AM

"Maybe not all of them"


There were only three of them, so it had to be one, two, or all three of them. If not all three then one or two of them.

Wow. Cuz a Beastie or two LIVED THERE and the band made a fucking random street corner there their album cover means we should name that corner "Beastie Boys Square."

Great logic.

Posted by D | July 27, 2014 12:55 AM

BTW WHY should that corner be named "Beastie Boys Square" other than they used one street corner in that neighborhood out of thousands in the city for their album cover?

Seriously, what did BB ever do for that neighborhood? They didn't put the LES on the map despite the album cover - shit came out in '89, the LES was on the map years before that. Try CBGB as the East Village is really the LES, too, and just a name realtors gave the LES cuz the LES was a very dangerous place.

Posted by D | July 27, 2014 1:11 AM

^ dude , let it go already. Find some purpose in life, man.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2014 7:31 AM

His purpose is to flame anonymous posters on a local music blog since he's unable to interact normally with people face-to-face, you should've gotten that already

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2014 8:40 AM

Reading the hate and the immature outcries in this

I am not much of a hip hop fan. I grew up (now in my 40s) on hardcore punk and metal. Paul's Boutique is both legendary and ground breaking. A record that I can still put on to this day and enjoy from beginning to end.

I was thrilled to see this article. Not so thrilled about some of the asinine comments. MCA said it best. "People come up to me and they try to talk shit. Man,I was making records when you were sucking your mothers dick". End of story.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2014 7:34 AM

^ the conversation ended nearly 4 months ago - do try to catch up

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2014 8:55 AM

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