Beastie Boys: The In Sound From Way Out LP
The Beastie Boys were once upon a time the court jesters of rap. Wearing the label loud and proud, the New York trio lived by their own set of rules and ignited controversy wherever they set foot. Besides their daring-to-be-different and non-conforming attitudes, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "MCA" Yauch were considered pretty influential musicians too - the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. The group's excellent 1996 compilation The In Sound From Way Out! (which pays homage to the title and cover of Perrey and Kingsley's 1966 Vanguard album) shows off some of those musical chops and collects funky instrumentals from Check Your Head and Ill Communication plus a few new cuts.