The Independents: MCA Tribute Show

And it’s an MCA tribute show! All today’s tracks were by bands from the NYC, Beastie Boys, Beastie-Boys’ labelmates, tourmates or other buddies (Beastie Buddies, per se). Rest in peace, Adam Yauch, who was definitely the ladies’ choice.

Beastie Boys and Biz Markie – Benny and the Jets
Anthology: The Sounds of Science

Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
Ill Communication

They Might Be Giants – New York City
Factory Showroom

The Strokes – Is This It
Is This It

Vivian Girls – Dance (If You Wanna)
Share the Joy

The Babies – Run Me Over
The Babies

Beastie Boys – Sabotage
Ill Communication

Luscious Jackson – Fantastic Fabulous
Electric Honey

Beach Fossils – What a Pleasure
What a Pleasure EP

The Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations
Boys and Girls in America

Battles – Africastle
Gloss Drop

Lou Reed – Satellite of Love

Matt & Kim – Daylight

MGMT – Electric Feel
Oracular Spectacular

TV On The Radio – Will Do (Switch Remix)
Nine Types of Light

Yeasayer – Sunrise
All Hour Cymbals

2 Skinnee J’s – 718

Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell

Run DMC – It’s Tricky
Raising Hell

Grandmaster Melle Mel – White Lines (Don’t Do It)

Biz Markie – Just a Friend
The Biz Never Sleeps

Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill

The Clash – Complete Control
The Clash (U.S. release)

Beastie Boys – Tough Guy
Ill Communication

The Misfits – Night of the Living Dead

The National – Runaway
High Violet

Smashing Pumpkins – Thirty-Three
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

The Bangles – Hazy Shade of Winter
“Less Than Zero” soundtrack

Beastie Boys – No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn
Licensed to Ill

  1. Brett Callero

    5 years ago

    Nicely done! I played a tribute to MCA as well. Woo hoo!