Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science

Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science

by Beastie BoysBeastie Boys




More than a decade after they first fought for their right to legitimacy, the Beastie Boys have finally received the treatment that befits the righteous rock-'n'-roll institution they've become: an anthology. By buffering classic cuts (from "Slow and Low" to "Intergalactic") with the spoofs and goofs that made them fun to grow up with, this two-disc greatest hits, misses, and disses album defines a life force that's made them bad like the Stones and as cuddly as the Beatles. Along with virtually every standard in the Beasties' catalog ("Shake Your Rump," "Fight for Your Right," "Skills to Pay the Bills," "So Whatcha Want," "Sabotage," Fatboy Slim's remix of "Body Movin' "), this set offers a new track ("Alive") and a bunch of rare stuff, like two country spoofs ("Country Mike's Theme" and "Railroad Blues"), the spacey anti-drug anthem "Live Wire," as well as some funk jams, lounge hams, and good 'ol hardcore slop. But the absolute, drop-dead classic is a version of "Benny and the Jets" (with Biz Markie on vocals), which predates Mary J. Blige's also-brilliant take on the Elton John pop classic and ranks among the most inspired covers ever recorded. Throw in the great new single, "Alive," which praises the beauty of free-living while taking aim at the health-care industry, and you've got a promise of righteous fighting for decades to come.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/1999
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724352294022
catalogNumber: 22940


Disc 1

  1. Beastie Boys
  2. Slow and Low
  3. Shake Your Rump
  4. Gratitude
  5. Skills to Pay the Bills
  6. Root Down
  7. Believe Me
  8. Sure Shot
  9. Body Movin'
  10. Boomin' Granny
  11. (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)
  12. Country Mike's Theme
  13. Pass the Mic
  14. Something's Got to Give
  15. Bodhisattva Vow
  16. Sabrosa
  17. Song for the Man
  18. Soba Violence
  19. Alive
  20. Jimmy James
  21. Three MC's and One DJ

Disc 2

  1. The Biz Vs. The Nuge
  2. Sabotage
  3. Shadrach
  4. Brass Monkey
  5. Time for Livin'
  6. Dub the Mic
  7. Benny and the Jets
  8. The Negotiation Limerick File
  9. I Want Some
  10. She's on It
  11. Son of Neckbone
  12. Get It Together
  13. Twenty Questions
  14. Remote Control
  15. Railroad Blues
  16. Live Wire
  17. So What'cha Want
  18. Netty's Girl
  19. Egg Raid on Mojo
  20. Hey Ladies
  21. Intergalactic

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beastie Boys   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Beastie Boys   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ted Nugent   Composer
A.W.O.L.   Composer
Adam Horovitz   Composer
Biz Markie   Composer
Eric Bobo   Composer
Mario Caldato   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Suzanne Dyer   Engineer
DJ Hurricane   Composer
Scott Jarvis   Producer
MCA   Liner Notes
Darryl McDaniels   Composer
Money Mark   Composer
Rick Rubin   Composer,Producer
Michael Schwartz   Composer
Fatboy Slim   Remixing
Dust Brothers   Composer,Producer
W. Fite   Composer
Ad-Rock   Liner Notes
Spike Jonze   Cover Photo
Bill McMullen   Back Cover
Simon Thornton   Engineer
Dechen Wangdu   Producer
Joseph Simmons   Composer

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