1987 Playboy interview with Adam Yauch



9thbeastie, my friend and Beastiemania.com colleague, recently spent an afternoon paging through hundreds of old Playboy magazines at an antique mall, looking for the July 1987 issue, which contains an interview with Adam Yauch. The search, no doubt, was a hardship on him.

Click on the ass to read the Playboy interview with Yauch.

23 comments:

5:39 PM Klepto said...

yowch! i want yauch to talk dir-tay to me. ;D

that was a good 'n naughty interview! hehe

oh hold on, there's a knock at the door. maybe the beastie boys want to show me their routine. i mustn't keep them waiting long. *skips away* la la la....

6:03 PM Klepto said...

sorry, i'm bad.

i still want to know when yauch is gonna do that spread in playgirl though!

just kidding! ;)

6:06 PM Anonymous said...

yauch and cheerleaders...lol

6:06 PM Anonymous said...

I miss the "Old" Beastie Boys

6:15 PM Hot Sauce said...

Miss the old Beastie Boys? That's pathetic. They were obnoxious turds in the 80s. I prefer the enlightened gentleman of today.

6:23 PM Spiffy D said...

that magazine cover makes me want to chunder, and i'm a dude.

for reals!

-- damian

6:28 PM Hot Sauce said...

@Damian: LOL

Maybe I should make the image smaller? Would that help?

6:37 PM Spiffy D said...

nothing would help to erase the horrible image that is forever seared into my brain.

is that a full-length shirt she has crammed in there?

yaaarrrgh why can't i stop looking at it????

-- d

6:39 PM Hot Sauce said...

I could paste in a photo of Yauch's head over it. LOL

6:41 PM Danielle said...

What an unusual interview to read now. Yauch was a bad boy back then.

6:44 PM Klepto said...

ahahahahaha do it, M! do it! i dare ya! that'd be hilarious! XD

6:48 PM Jon said...

Where's the centerfold?

;)

6:51 PM Anonymous said...

Did they ever do other interviews with Playboy?

7:17 PM doc said...

That was a day brightener.

I had forgotten about Charles M. Young. He wrote nice articles for Musician Magazine in the early 1980s. Back when I actually used to read rock journalism.

11:07 PM Anonymous said...

lol I had to adblock that image.

That was a very uhhh... interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

12:06 AM Anonymous said...

You prefer the new gentlemanly Beasties because you are one of the conservative adults the author of the article is referring to, and so, most likely, are the Beastie Boys.

12:20 AM Hot Sauce said...

Me conservative? LOL. You don't know me. It sounds like you don't know the Beastie Boys either. They didn't become conservative. They just grew up.

I prefer the men of today because they don't act like stupid, immature jackasses. It's as simple as that.

1:28 AM Anonymous said...

I'm not talking conservative in the strictly political sense. I, like everyone else, am aware that the Beastie Boys aren't politically conservative; however, I don't think you can deny that the Beastie Boys of today are more conservative than they were in their 20s. Whether they were acting like immature jackasses or not, they produced one of the greatest hip hop albums of the 1980s in Licensed to Ill and the obnoxious humor and general lack of respect for social norms was more than simply juvenile behavior. I think of it being in line with the punk being recorded at the time and in the years leading up to the album in its nihilistic disregard for anything having to do with the implied social contract. I celebrate that - politically correct, or no.

2:29 AM Tommy B. said...

LMAO...classic! I remember watching the LTI video (which I still own on VHS but I haven't had a VCR in years) and if memory serves me right, MCA is autographing a chicks stomach and he throws the pen to the side and shoved his hand down the chick's pants and says something along the lines of "wow, that's the most incredible thing I've ever felt". Ah... 1986-87 was such an amazing time to be alive!

Tb

7:27 AM Hot Sauce said...

@Anon: It's natural for one's behavior to change as one grows up. One doesn't necessarily abandon one's beliefs (the punk spirit or hardcore attitude) along the way; they just manifest differently.

At the core, Beastie Boys (and I) are still the punks we used to be. I'm sure of it.

11:51 AM Anonymous said...

I didn't look at the "old" Beastie Boys as role models. I looked at them as 20 year old rock stars living a life a lot of people wish they could be living, getting high, different girl every night, giving the middle finger to authority.
I'd be embarressed for them if they were still acting that way at the age of 40 so I don't wish they'd go back to acting like that.

The Rock Star of the 70's and 80's have gone the way of the dinosaur and a new Emo, PC, rockstar has been born and they couldn't hold a candle to the guys of the 70's & 80's.

I'm just saying. I miss my old David Lee Roth, Beasties, Mick Jagger, larger than life type rock stars.

1:58 PM doc said...

I can't call the Beasties "conservative" in any sense. Yeah, they've grown up and settled down, but they're still taking chances and they appear to be doing exactly what they want to do instead of adhering to a role that's expected of them.

I expect guys in their early 20s to snarl and show a lack of respect for social norms. That's pretty predictable and it gave the Beasties a predictable fan base. One of the things that's made the Beasties cool, in my opinion, is their willingness to take the unexpected and the less commercially-successful path.

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