Beastie Boys at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, 1984
You started out as a big fat joke band, right?9th Beastie, my Beastiemania.com colleague and pal, recently acquired a 1984 punk fanzine with an interview with the Beastie Boys. The band -- then comprised of Adam Yauch, Michael Diamond, Kate Schellenbach, and a young man calling himself Adam O'Keefe -- share what they had for breakfast that day, their plans for the future, the names of their favorite clubs, what they got for Christmas (Mike: I got a lot of Mr. T things for Christmas. Mr. T was big under the Christmas tree this year.), and other very important things. This material is what we refer to as "classic Beastie Boys."
Kate Schellenbach: Yeah, a big fat joke band.
Michael Diamond: We still are except now we lost weight, so we're a skinny joke band.
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