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brooklyn rocks (beastie boys vs. joan jett)

brooklyn rocks (beastie boys vs. joan jett)
August 6, 2009 TEAM POPBYTES




FROM DJ PAUL V.
Let’s just get this out of the way: Joan Jett‘s I Love Rock ‘N Roll will never suck. In fact, it’s clearly one of the all-time greatest songs in rock history (and it’s a cover by the way, from an obscure group called The Arrows). And even though you can can mash that raw, unmistakable guitar riff and those thwacking drums with just about anything, it takes some real skills to create a whole new party-starter. And leave it to NY’s Lobsterdust to do just that. As an added bonus, he went totally old-school with vocals from the first Beastie Boys disc. Speaking of which, we wish the BB’s Adam “MCA” Yauch a speedy recover with his throat cancer treatment. Soon enough, he’ll be able to shout this one from the rooftops, too!


Listen to Brooklyn Rocks [.mp3 4.6mb]


Enjoy – DJ Paul V.

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PS And speaking of great cover tunes, I’ve got a fun bar night dedicated to playing only cover songs! It’s called The Cover Up and it’s every Thursday night at the very funky Stinker’s Truckstop in Silver Lake. There’s no cover charge, $3 shots all night, and
covered up songs from every genre and every era. Come check it out tonight!