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Friday, 4 May 2012

Adam "MCA" Yauch - a Beastie Boy and a half



When I was 13, really getting into all the things in life that matter like clothes, boys and music, I went to Majorca with my dad, burned through my £10 spending money at Manchester Airport, wore my red Kappa jumper every day and fell in love with a Spanish waiter (he did not reciprocate).

I took my Walkman on that holiday and just one cassette tape; Licensed to Ill by the Beastie Boys. I still know every single word to every single song.

Let me tell you, Adam Yauch's husky New Yawk rap was one of the most erotic sounds you could possibly expose a 13-year-old girl to - not to mention his cute quiff, surly stubble and bad boy dress sense.

RIP, MCA - a little piece of my youth goes with you.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lofty bye, sentimental alternative other :)

Pip Faulks said...

Ah, a fond memory from my past too - I remember zooming round the South of France in then bf's mum's convertible with 'Fight for your right to Parrrrrtttty' blasting out. Don't think the locals (goats mostly) knew what had hit them. Loved the Beasties - RIP MCA, may you reach the next Bardo in style