Friday, November 4, 2011

Fat Friday Feature: MCA Of The Beastie Boys On "Sabotage"

If you take away one member of the Beastie Boys, the whole thing falls apart.  If you make an exception for the amazing DJs the B-Boys work with, no one member of that band overshadows the other.  And yet, I can't help but think that MCA's bass playing is often overlooked - by B-Boy fans and especially fans of the bass.  "Sabotage" in particular seems to be built around the bass.  I guess because his playing isn't as flashy as say a Firehose-era Mike Watt, MCA doesn't end up as the topic of a lot of discussion in bass player forums.

But check it below - he (they) blow the roof off of wherever the hell it is they playing.  It wouldn't even be close  cool without the bass.

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