Friday, May 4, 2012

Beastie Boys - She's On It

Every once in a while, outside events will influence a blog posting and sadly, today is one of those days, as Adam Yauch (MCA) has passed away.  For those who don't know, MCA, along with Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) were the Beastie Boys.

Eighties Rare Videos previously highlighted "Shadrach," from the inventive and influential Paul's Boutique album, but the impact of the Beastie Boys extends beyond that one album.  In fact, the band's longevity and innovation really stand out in an industry where neither is common.

While the Beastie Boys started as a punk band in the late 1970's, they had evolved into a hip hop band by the early 1980's.  They then worked with Rick Rubin and Def Jam on the License to Ill LP, and became huge stars.  However, instead of continuing with the party/hard rock/rap formula, the band expanded and produced some of the most interesting music of the 1990's.

"She's On It" was an early example of the Rick Rubin rap/rock style and Rubin even appears in the video.  The song was on the Krush Groove soundtrack (now who remembers that movie).  The song did not chart, but the video was played on MTV and laid the groundwork for what was to come.  It also seems appropriate for today, as MCA has the first line: "There's no confusion / in her conclusion."



Cool trivia fact:  The model in the video is Sharon Middendorf and there is a link to an interview with her from beastiemania.com in the comments section.

7 comments:

  1. simply great!!
    she wants to waste my time and that's no delusion!!

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  2. Who was the featured girl in the video?

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  3. No idea, but if anyone reading this knows who the actress in the video is, please leave a comment.

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  4. we must find that girl!

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  5. It Looks like Now porn star, Janine L. that was married to Jesse James at one time!

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  6. http://www.beastiemania.com/interview/interviewsharon.php

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    1. Thanks, the model in the video is Sharon Middendorf and the link above has an interview with her.

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