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The Beastie Boys: Super Fly Guys

Simon Price, Melody Maker, 4 March 1995

The Beastie Boys made MM's Album of the Year in 1986. That was pretty cool. And for about 12 months their unique brand of juvenile dementia was the biggest thing around. Way cool. Then they made two critically acclaimed LPs that didn't set the world on fire. Not so cool. But now, with their greatest collision of hip hop and noise, Ill Communication, their forays into fashion and 'zinedom and their record label, they're back in vogue (if not Vogue), and almost cryogenically cool. The coolest band on the planet, in fact, reckons SIMON PRICE.

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