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Beastie Boys - Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That! DVD (Cover Artwork)

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Beastie Boys: Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That! DVDAwesome: I Fuckin' Shot That! DVD (2006)
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Any normal person can sneak a Sony Handycam camcorder into a concert, video tape the show, encode the video on their Intel iMac, then upload it to thepiratebay.org -- the unauthorized bootleg. Almost every band has a live DVD available in the music video section of Best Buy -- if not, it's being .
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Any normal person can sneak a Sony Handycam camcorder into a concert, video tape the show, encode the video on their Intel iMac, then upload it to thepiratebay.org -- the unauthorized bootleg.

Almost every band has a live DVD available in the music video section of Best Buy -- if not, it's being edited on a Power Mac G5 as we speak -- the authorized video.

No one has combined the two for an authorized bootleg….

Until the inimitable Beastie Boys combined the raw feel of a crowd's perspective with the talents of an intuitive top level production team, Nathaniel Hornblower's Oscilloscope.

On October 9th, 2004 a combination of HD, DV, and Hi-8 camcorders filled the hands of 50 energized concert attendees at a sold out show within the legendary Madison Square Garden. Their mission was one simple task: film the Beastie Boys while they perform a stunning set list that featured hits "Sure Shot," "Pass the Mike," "Paul Revere," "Brass Monkey," and roughly twenty more classics. The cameramen had only one rule, never stop filming! The result: Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!.

The footage is grainy and amateur; the angles are relatively ghastly while the cameras sway back and forth in and out of focus. The sincerity of it all is amazing; it truly feels like a concert DVD! As someone who has never had the pleasure of seeing the Beastie Boys perform in a live setting I must say this hour and a half long recording makes me feel as if I was standing in the crowd that evening -- my shirt soaking in sweat and my rap finger in the air as I erupt with the rest of New York spitting every word to "Paul Revere."

New York's favorite sons appear a bit more like your older uncle these days, but that hardly hinders their presentation. On stage they are as quick and agile as in 1986 when "Fight for Your Right to Party" debuted on MTV (that song, surprisingly, does not make the set list). MCA, Mike D, and Adrock rarely skip a beat as they bob and weave across the massive stage. Not that they need the support, but having Doug E Fresh beatbox on "Time to Get Ill" definitely pumped the crowd up a notch, too bad they couldn't drag DMC on stage though.

The Beastie Boys are not shy to hooking their devotees up, this DVD no exception. The Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That! 2-disc compilation is loaded with extras. Nothing is left on the cutting room floor as a cappella vocal tracks, band commentary, Ben Stiller rapping, and alternate angles are available, not to mention a hilarious David Cross skit, "A Day in the Life of Nathanial Hornblower." Also, if you cannot handle the unrefined cinematic experience, you can view the HD version as an added bonus.

This is the quintessential concert DVD, leaving ever other live disc seem like a paltry Video of the Week.

 

 
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ahoitherr (August 31, 2006)

"what the fuck are the Beastie Boys doing on a fucking punk site who ever fucking posted this should go stick a dilldo up there ass becuase they are the fucking gayes thing i have ever fucking seen"

this person has probably never heard the awesomeness that is the Beastie Boys punk album.

Egg Raid on Mojo is one of the best songs ever.

Anonymous (August 28, 2006)

i was at the show and it was just a great time. Mca had rancid play his wedding and tim wanted the beasties to play his but they were recording.

jacknife737 (August 28, 2006)

"what the fuck are the Beastie Boys doing on a fucking punk site who ever fucking posted this should go stick a dilldo up there ass becuase they are the fucking gayes thing i have ever fucking seen"

Looks like the poster of this just failed at life.

Anonymous (August 28, 2006)

"Ill Communication will always be a masterpiece"

I gotta disagree. Beastie Boys should've called it a day after Check Your Head. Ill Communication was like a album full of songs not good enough to go on CYH.

kirbypuckett (August 28, 2006)

Beastie Boys haven't had anything to do with punk for over 20 years. Maybe as a minor influence to their music, but I digress, while you may like the Beastie Boys better 90% of the bands covered here, they have nothing to do at all with punk rock, and if they have more to do with punk rock as a musical movement than 90% of the bands covered here, then you guys need to get your shit together and stop giving coverage to so many major label bands. Seriously, reviews of stuff like From First To Last are just redundant wastes of space. We all know it sucks, don't review it. Review the I Accuse! 7 inch instead or something.

...you don't get it do you?

- Kirby

Anonymous (August 27, 2006)

what the fuck are the Beastie Boys doing on a fucking punk site who ever fucking posted this should go stick a dilldo up there ass becuase they are the fucking gayes thing i have ever fucking seen

Fuzzy (August 27, 2006)

The Beasties are a far better rap/hip-hop group than a punk/hardcore band.

Anonymous (August 27, 2006)

"No one's doubting their roots"

I don't know, some of the comments gave me that impression.

Anonymous (August 27, 2006)

As a casual Beasties fan and an avid cinematographer, this was the best live DVD I have ever watched. There is no way I can tape a show the same again.

SlowStupidHungry (August 26, 2006)

No one's doubting their roots. They just developed into a band that didn't have much to do with the punk movement.

Fuck, they're probably better as a hip hop group than a punk band.

Anonymous (August 26, 2006)

For anybody doubting the punk rock roots of Beastie Boys, check out the album "Some Old Bullshit" great Hardcore record and it even shows the early progression to what they would become know for.

More recently they have used the riff from Sonic Reducer by the Dead Boys as the basis for "A Open Letter To NYC"

Although i'm not into Hip Hop at all, i can really listen to The Beastie Boys, i don't think anybody touches them in that genre.

Anonymous (August 26, 2006)

"What? I like this website because it encompasses everything. Plus the Beastie Boys are more punk thank 90% of the bands covered on here."

Beastie Boys haven't had anything to do with punk for over 20 years. Maybe as a minor influence to their music, but I digress, while you may like the Beastie Boys better 90% of the bands covered here, they have nothing to do at all with punk rock, and if they have more to do with punk rock as a musical movement than 90% of the bands covered here, then you guys need to get your shit together and stop giving coverage to so many major label bands. Seriously, reviews of stuff like From First To Last are just redundant wastes of space. We all know it sucks, don't review it. Review the I Accuse! 7 inch instead or something.

Not-To-Regret (August 26, 2006)

Ill Communication will always be a masterpiece. Saw a black and white concert on Muchmusic w/ Mix Master Mike a long time ago and it was awesome. Last couple albums sucked, sans a few tracks from Nasty.

"If its that kinda party i'm gonna stick my dick in the mashed potatos!"

grealy (August 26, 2006)

beasties are pretty lame. but good review.

shout out to the double comp, rock that uber micro.

and goddamn, fuck, if you're not interested in the review then don't read it. just looking at the most recent reviews and this is the only hip hop one, and i can't see any indie/whatever ones there either.

score is for all the ladies bitching. if you don't like this site, go start your own, and don't forget to take your handbags with you when you leave.

Mute98 (August 26, 2006)

im not too in love with these guys, theyre creative and all but im not into that kind of hip hop but its much much much better than any mainstream rap artist, ill give it that

Anonymous (August 26, 2006)

As someone who has seen the Beastie Boys live I would wholehardedly recomend it to any and everyone. This looked like a sweet idea when I saw it a week ago, and this review sealed the deal. Now to get paid...

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

"Why. Just, why. This is in no way related to punk."

I agree that some of the albums being reviewed here aren't punk related, and kind of a waste of time, but the Beastie Boys man?! they used to be a punk rock band!

Scruffy (August 25, 2006)

"The people that post on this message board are so full of ANGST!!"

Does anyone know what this word means anymore? It is not a coverall adjective for people who are complaining.

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

these guys are more socially concious than most of the so called "punk" bands out there today. at the same time, they don't take themselves too seriously, and they really put on a great show. they are the real deal, a real class act. i highly recommend this dvd, even if you aren't a fan. extremely well put together, it really captures being in madison square garden for a beastie boys show.

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

here's my take on all you shit talkers. if you don't like this review, this dvd, or the beastie boys.....then to me, you're fucking boring. talk all the shit you want, show how cool you think you are, but you're fucking boring, and take yourself way too seriously

ryannn (August 25, 2006)

This is a great DVD it really shows how great the Beasties AND Mix Master Mike are when they work together. The songs preformed contain crazy samples and are alot different from the records.

Also the boys are working on a new album and they said they are playing their instruments again. I hope we get more Check Your Head and less To the 5 Boroughs this time.

kirbypuckett (August 25, 2006)

Some folks take this shit way too seriously.

No one is forcing you to read ANYTHING.

- Kirby

MrStylson (August 25, 2006)

I knew nothing about this DVD until just reading that, but now I'm pretty intrigued.

Never thought I'd say this, but I gotta hand it to you, Kirby. Great review. You took someone uninformed and uninterested and completely changed it.

More reviews should be like this.

DenBez (August 25, 2006)

This sounds totally amazing, but the Beastie Boys are the singular biggest offense to hip-hop I have ever heard. Shitty, shitty music.

feeeding5000 (August 25, 2006)

Why. Just, why. This is in no way related to punk. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - who wants to help me start a snooty, pitchfork-style hardcore / underground only punk news and reviews site?

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

The Beastie Boys were cool when they were ripping off Reagan Youth, but they are also very good at the whole hip hop thing.

Keith19 (August 25, 2006)

The people that post on this message board are so full of ANGST!!

ChokingVictim (August 25, 2006)

You know what Paris Hilton's new single sounds identical to?

"Kingston Town" by UB40...Seriously. Check it out, it's crazy.

kirbypuckett (August 25, 2006)

Stop pretending everyone knows about hiphop and liking this band, just because they were a shitty shitty punk band 20 years ago.

...and I probably know more about hip-hop than you know about punk.

Game. Set. Match.

- Kirby

chickswithdicks (August 25, 2006)

stop advertising apple products..

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

Have any of you retards whining about how this isn't punk ever considered just not reading the fucking article? That's what I do everytime this site posts news on some shitty emo or pop-punk band, all of whom are a billion times less punk (in attitude and in sound) than the Beastie Boys.

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

i am still a bit amused as to how the beastie boys get coverage from punk media... i mean yeah, they were a punk band in a different shape and form back in the early 80s or whatever, but they pretty much sucked and are universally known (and respected) for being a hip-hop crew, so what the fuck? Stop pretending everyone knows about hiphop and liking this band, just because they were a shitty shitty punk band 20 years ago.

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

Punk as fuck !

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

the 3 g's are more punk than anyone posting this lame-o site.

rkl (August 25, 2006)

everyone thats bitching.

step 1: get the album check your head
step 2: listen to the track entitied time for livin
step 3: quit bitching.

kirbypuckett (August 25, 2006)

I'm trying to come out of my relaxation period Poppa Fresh!

your first sentence reeks of geekness man. if i wasn't sitting here with two computers and browsing oink at the same time, i'd have some reason to insult you. but, good job.

That sentence is like the tip of the ice berg, I can do much 'geekier!'

To: angry nerd pt.2

What? I like this website because it encompasses everything. Plus the Beastie Boys are more punk thank 90% of the bands covered on here.

- Kirby

madcow (August 25, 2006)

These guys are ok, but if I have to sit through them rhyming the phrase ''till the break of dawn'' again I may just shit myself. Its almost as bad as Tim Armstrong. Yes Tim, we realize that you live in a concrete jungle, we dont need to hear it on every album.

p-fresh (August 25, 2006)

Holy shit, Kirby wrote a review!

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

i want this, score is for the beastie boys-oldpunker-

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

angry nerd pt.2
I know this site was started by a few people with a common interest in what they loved (obviously punk music/culture hence the name punknews.org). But I can go to a few dozen websites to read up on indie reviews and the same for hip-hop and metal. thing is those sites don't EVER review punk music...so this is where I go. I can't tell you how much more I would enjoy reading a review for an old Angelic Upstarts album over the next sweater-clad indie failure. I don't even mind a few indie titles slipping in every once in a while, I know indie music is in someway part of the scene (how else would I know what all my ex-girlfriends are muff-diving too?). SO here comes the bombardment of "why don't you write the review then"? simple, I know I'm not any good at it and it would come across as a long-winded rant....something like this.

telegraphrocks (August 25, 2006)

Can you get this in stores?

GlassPipeMurder (August 25, 2006)

i submitted an armchair martian/bad astronaut review that hasn't gone up yet...

jacknife737 (August 25, 2006)

Great review, great dvd.

Hands down the best concert DvD that i've ever seen. Its the closest that a person will ever come to getting a concert experience on a DvD.

colin (August 25, 2006)

your first sentence reeks of geekness man. if i wasn't sitting here with two computers and browsing oink at the same time, i'd have some reason to insult you. but, good job.

Anonymous (August 25, 2006)

what the fuck is this shit. of all the new music that came out last week ALL this gets next up? How about the Casualties new album or Reel Big Fish live album? SOS had a few releases as well. FUCK indie/hip-hop.org oh OH and rock kills kid gets a review. c'mon, EVERYONE already knows that's turnstyle indie and not worth picking up. two words "Try Harder"

greyicewater (August 25, 2006)

i really want to see this. i've never been really into the beastie boys, but everything they do is great. their music is always fun.

TRiGGS (August 25, 2006)

Nice review...I'll have to check this out...

SalsaShark (August 25, 2006)

It's a good idea for a DVD but I really don't like the Beastie Boys.

kingofsuck (August 25, 2006)

This sounds pretty interesting. I'll have to check it out.

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