Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Rap Treats #11: Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (Original Version)

This is the first version of the classic Beastie Boys album Licensed To Ill. There are 2 extra songs, although "Scenario" sounds like doo doo which makes me think it was just added on. However, "I'm Down" sounds like it was supposed to be on the album. It also sounds like it was a good idea they cut it from the album originally (the song is cool, but not that cool). Some songs have slightly different lyrics, different ending, or different adlibs. Also, as you can see by the photo, Gene Simmons was the forth member of the Beastie Boys back then.

Beastie Boys

1. Rhymin' & Stealin'
(extra dialogue on end)
2. The New Style
3. She's Crafty
4. I'm Down (Beatles cover)
(unreleased track, deleted at last minute)
5. Posse In Effect
6. Fight For Your Right
7. No Sleep Till Brooklyn
(different lyrics in spots, fade out is longer)
8. Paul Revere
9. Brass Monkey
10. Hold It Now, Hit It
(different ending)
11. Girls
12. Slow And Low
(extra lyrics)
13. Time To Get Ill
14. Fight For Your Right #2
(different lyrics, extra verses, guitars are louder, effects on vocals)
15. The Scenario
(unreleased track, deleted at last minute)