On the commentary track for the Beastie Boys’ Check Your Head reissue the trio hinted that Bob Dylan would guest in some capacity on their upcoming album The Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1. However, when details of the album were announced, only Nas and Santigold were listed as features on Pt. 1. So what happened to the Dylan collaboration? The Beasties tell Drowned in Sound that Dylan will appear on the upcoming Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, but not in the conventional way. “We sampled his ass,” MCA tells DiS. The Boys previously borrowed a bit of Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” for Head‘s “Finger Lickin’ Good.”
The Brooklyn trio says that Bob Dylan’s contribution will be a “spoken word” piece lifted from the singer’s Theme Time Radio Hour show. Dylan once praised the Beasties on an episode, and that recording of the compliment will appear in some capacity on Pt. 2. As for that Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2, the Beastie Boys tell DiS that the album is almost finished, but while Pt. 1 is being released through the traditional channels, Pt. 2 will being distributed in a less orthodox method more befitting of today’s technology. “MP3s could just rain from the sky,” Ad-Rock told DiS. Previously, the Beastie Boys surreptitiously sent fans who ordered their Check Your Head reissue an additional 7” vinyl featuring a sneak peek at Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1, so a similar method might be utilized for Pt. 2.
Drowned in Sound also has a look at Pt. 1‘s zany artwork. As Rock Daily previously reported, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1 will be released on September 15th. Nas, who joined the Beasties at Bonnaroo, features on the track “Too Many Rappers,” while Santigold guests on the song “Don’t Play No Game That I Canâ€™t Win.” Additionally, the trio will headline multiple festivals these next few months, including All Points West, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.
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