Thursday, 19 December 2013
THE BEASTIES ON 'LETTERMAN' 1992 . . . . SUCH A FUCKING INTENSELY URGENT PERFORMANCE, ONE OF THE GREATEST FILMED LIVE GIGS OF THEIR CAREER IN MY OPINION . . . . EVEN SHAFFER AND THE HOUSE BAND ARE HOOKING IN . . . . I RECKON THEY BLEW THEMSELVES AWAY TOO.
Never underestimate the crucial significance of these Brooklyn boys on all that is the landscape of contemporary music, they were breaking ground that people didn't even realise existed until their arrival on the scene. By the time "Check Your Head" hit the shelves even the doubters and the straights knew that something was definitely upski . . . . this wee snippet of the time rams home just how fucking extraordinary they were, getting their freak on with some of the finest musos in the country and rising not only to the occasion but rising miles above it, yep, massively cool.