Iconic album covers put in their place using google street view

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Music on Tuesday 8 July 2014

As the latest instalment in their ever-expanding repertoire of culture-as-seen-by-Google-Street-View, The Guardian have created a series of images showing the precise locations where some of the most iconic album covers in history were captured. The legions of music fans can now visit these places from the comfort of their bedroom, which will hopefully cut down on crowds for the unfortunate residents.

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Sesame Street muppets perform Beastie Boys’ Sure Shot

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Monday 11 March 2013

Sure, this mashup by UK-based Wonderful Creative Agency first popped its head up a year ago, but it’s one of these gems that has to be watched again and again. Grover, Oscar and Cookie Monster take turns to rap, Elmo contributes guest vocals while Bert and Ernie guest-star on drums. It’s as fun as the […]

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Beastie Boys’ Sabotage music video, as re-enacted by kids

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Saturday 19 May 2012

This dad from Portland, James Winter, bought shades and staches for his kids and nephew and remade the Beasties’ “Sabotage” music video as a sort of tribute to the late Adam Yauch. It’s quite a riot. The kids look like they’re having fun, and not being exploited for their cute factor.

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Collector Beastie Boys Action Figures

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Products on Thursday 4 August 2011

Err, how quickly can you rustle up $750? Seriously, who wouldn’t want this crazy cool Beastie Boys Vinyl figure set adorning the bookcase of their inner-city apartment. MCA, Mike D and Ad Rock immortalized as action figures, and all for a good cause, with proceeds going to organizations that help kids with cancer. Read below and drool like us over the goodies that each box contains.

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Major Lazer’s awesome remix of The Beastie Boys

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 16 June 2011

Just how rad is the Major Lazer remix of The Beastie Boys’ second single, Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (featuring Santigold)? How rad? RAD! There, we said it.

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Win the Beastie Boys catalogue

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Prizes on Tuesday 3 May 2011

The Beastie Boys have a new album out, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, and we’re in the mood to celebrate. We have 3 CD packs of Beastie albums — the new release, Solid Cold Hits, Ill Communication, Check Your Head, and Paul’s Boutique — to giveaway. To enter, Like us on Facebook, then leave the name of your fave Beastie’s song and the city you live in below this post.

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New Beastie Boys video for Make Some Noise

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Friday 22 April 2011

Remember when the Beastie’s were the hottest thing on the planet? When only Foreigner could tussle with them for that honour? Yeah? Well, they’re back. And they’re still relevant, as this new ear-shatteringly good single reveals.

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New Beastie Boys album: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

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By Jade Rehder in New Music on Tuesday 12 April 2011

The seminal Brooklyn trio are back with a new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, in stores May 3. To give fans a taster, they have put together this clip, featuring their young and future selves in an old skool DJ battle. Oh, did I mention it features Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Elijah Wood […]

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Cape Town’s beat-dropping Funafuji

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By Sarah Claire Picton in New Music on Tuesday 7 December 2010

Girls. All I really want is Girls. So, the Beastie Boys rapped it, and Cape Town’s been feeling it. Or her, rather. Meet Safiyya Bryce, aka Funafuji, a little lass with an English accent who is doing big things. Things that make us sweat and smile. Droppin’ it like the boys and throwing in some extra-cheeky femme fatale flare, she’s a ‘fourth year medical student who also plays bass-heavy, phat, wobbley dubstep muuuusak’.

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Beastie Boys’ Check Your Head re-issue

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Tuesday 31 March 2009

B Boys fans take note. Brooklyn’s finest, The Beastie Boys, are re-issuing their seminal album, Check Your Head, along with the original sixteen bonus cuts, rarities and assorted nonsense. Word. There will be five different steelos available, from a digital-only package, to a limited four LP vinyl, fabric-wrapped hardcover book case edition. It’s available for […]

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