Audio of Beastie Boys live at the Orange Peel

Photo of Country Mike at the Orange Peel by Money Mark

Today's audio share got lost in the hubbub of Adam Yauch's cancer announcement last fall. It is of the Beastie Boys performance at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 10, 2009. It's the only full-show audio from the two club concerts that the Beastie Boys performed in 2009 (the other show was in Baltimore, Maryland), where the band premiered performances of songs from Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1. The recording was taped and shared by Taylor Maurer.

The Biz vs. the Nuge (with Biz Markie)
Time for Livin'
Remote Control
Root Down
Sure Shot
Super Disco Breakin'
Posse in Effect
Shake Your Rump
Electric Worm
Lee Majors Come Again
Transit Cop
Body Movin'
B-Boys in the Cut
Do It (with Biz Markie)
Pass the Mic
So What'cha Want
Ricky's Theme
Lighten Up
Egg Raid on Mojo
Tough Guy (with Country Mike)
Bennie and the Jets (with Biz Markie)
Mix Master Mike Interlude
3 MCs and 1 DJ
Heart Attack Man
Mark on the Bus

Although the two new songs ("Lee Majors Come Again" and "B-Boys in the Cut") and the collaborations with Biz Markie are interesting to hear, I find the performance of "Body Movin'" to be the most interesting one in the recording. Mix Master Mike whipped up some crazy beats for the song and you can hear the Beastie Boys struggling to keep up with what he threw at them. The song peters out miserably, but what happens before that is good.

You can download a recording of the show as a zip folder of mp3s HERE, or if you prefer lossless audio, you can find a FLAC torrent of the show at DIME.


9:19 PM Saber said...


10:25 PM Emily said...

Downloading now! I can't wait to hear it.

12:08 AM Kevin said...

What's the quality? Is there a lot of Beastie banter? Thanks!

12:20 AM Hot Sauce said...

@Kevin: It's an audience recording. The quality is ok. The taper got what he could get.

There's not a lot of banter among the band, but Adam Horovitz is very talkative during the show. He addresses the audience often. It's difficult to tell if he is pleased or unhappy with the audience. Throughout the show, he points out that they just got something special. I can't tell if he's pissy and pointing out that they're missing how special the show is or if it's simple narration.

8:52 AM Emily said...

What is Adrock singing at the end of Ricky's Theme???

9:13 AM Fittonia said...

Wow, the six dillion dollar man emailed the Beastie Boys! There are some gem moments in the show. Lots of fuckups too.

11:42 AM funkyfour said...

the new songs aren't very good

12:32 PM bagman66 said...

Thanks for the upload....quality is GREAT for an audience recording.

I'm not sure I agree that was a good Body Movin performance though...

Is anyone else tired of MMM dropping the same predictable beats for 12 years straight? Is anyone surprised whenever he drops S.H.G.'s Apache during Root Down? And whatever that lame disco beat is that he always throws down during Shake Your Rump is tiring. Why replace a great beat with something not-so-great? MMM could take a coffee break and just let the record spin (sometimes) Hurricane. Why f'ck with a good beat?

12:51 PM Hot Sauce said...

@bagman66: I agree that MMM could stand to mix it up a lot more, which is why I found "Body Movin'" at this particular show to be interesting -- because the beats weren't the same ol'-same ol'.

The Beastie Boys boast about how they let MMM do whatever he wants live, but in practice MMM changes little. If you've ever seen MMM perform on his own, you know how capable he is. He could let loose with the Beastie Boys, but he doesn't.

10:13 PM Kevin said...

Yes, Mixmaster Mike could mix it up more.

3:24 PM Chili said...

FLAC is also up at right now.

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