By Johnny Firecloud at 8:43 AM Wednesday, May 27th 2009
The Beastie Boys took to Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night stage on Monday night, enlisting house band The Roots for a sizzling performance of their trademark hit So What’cha Want. Check it out!
Jimmy has definitely plateaued as a host, but seeing the Roots get their opportunity to shine on national TV, as well as their collaborative experiments with guest bands, is enough to keep me TiVo’ing the hell out of his show.
Despite the fact that all three Beasties are getting significantly up there in years (and MCA’s pedophile outfit isn’t helping matters much, either), So What’cha Want somehow still stands as one of the best live songs in their artillery.
Meanwhile, The Beastie Boys have a new album due later this year, which they first announced on Fallon’s show will be titled Hot Sauce Committee. The Boys showed up on Jimmy Fallon’s show to promote the reissue of their seminal 1992 album, Check Your Head.
“Our new record that is coming out that we finished the other day is called HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE,” reads a note sent from the group on Monday to their fans.
Last October, Beastie Boys member Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz told Billboard that the group was “in the middle” of recording the then-untitled record, the group’s first since 2007’s tripilicious instrumental album The Mix-Up.
“It’s a lot of vocals, a lot of words- very wordy,” he said. “And it’s political, depending on what you call political. You know, if toilet talk and fart jokes are political, which they can be, in that sense yeah, very.”
We’ll have all the news on Hot Sauce Committee as it develops.