Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock at their finest.

This article titled “The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch: five clips and your memories” was written by Paul Lester, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 4th May 2012 18.31 UTC

Live on the Scott and Gary Show

Before they became rap's biggest act, the Beastie Boys were a hardcore punk band into Black Flag and Bad Brains. Here, Adam Yauch is on bass while adding to the primeval racket are Adam Horovitz on guitar and Michael Diamond on vocals (with, on drums, Kate Schellenbach, later of Luscious Jackson), ahead of their rechristening (as far as Jews can be rechristened) as, respectively, MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D. The footage is from 1984, from a cable TV programme called the Scott and Gary Show, and includes such never-to-be-revisited early “classics” as White Shadow and Egg Raid on Mojo.

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