Instigator Jukebox 153 - Beastie Boys live on Letterman (RIP Adam Yauch/MCA)

Ad Rock, MCA, Mike D

I have a personal ritual that has evolved out of my record collection.  Whenever an artist I collect ends their stay on this planet I go home and play everything I own from them, beginning to end.  For some it may be just one or two albums, or even just a single, but for others, such as Adam Yauch/MCA, who had been trying to kick throat cancer's ass since 2009, It can be an hours-long sonic memorial.  It helps me appreciate at that moment how much of my life I have shared with these people through their existence in either my ears or my mind.  Music rules.  MCA, you made my life better man.  Thanks,


(on an aside - I dread the horrible day I hear that one of the members of Sonic Youth has kicked the sonic bucket, but on that day and on any other Sonic death day, I will play my entire Sonic Youth collection front to back.  All the studio albums, the SYR experimental series, the live albums, the bootlegs, the split E.P.'s, the 12 " singles, the 7 " singles, the 10" singles, the solo work, and any collaborations they may have done, and goddamn do they do a ton. It may take weeks.)

Here are a sampling of some of the Beastie Boys best TV appearances, and coincidentally, they all happen to be on the Letterman show.  Enjoy.

Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

Beastie Boys - Live at PJ's

Beastie Boys - 3 MC's/So Whatcha Want


Instigator Jukebox 152 - Sonic Youth Covers

Everyone knows that SONIC YOUTH are my favorite band ever.  Because of this I have a soft spot for anyone who chooses to cover the sonic gods.  Here are a few of them for your pleasure. It's good to see so many young acts still rock the Youth.

I don't know who these guys are but I really dig his crazy cover of one of my favorite Sonic Youth Lee tracks.

TWICES - Sonic Mote

Here are The Raveonettes doing their thing live.



Taking it to a weird place! Noise Fabrique live.




Instigator Jukebox 150 - MONO

MONO. Mono are from Japan. If you want to see what post-rocking sweetness the Japanese can come up with, dig up some Mono albums. You will not be disappointed.


Yearning (Live in Leipzig)


Moonlight (live)


The Kidnapper Bell (live)


Halo (fan vid)


Instigator Jukebox 148 - CHARALAMBIDES

CHARALAMBIDES. Ahhh, Houston breeds some weird motherfuckers. These two used to be a couple, married and all, the they split up, and divorced, but they still play and perform as Charalambides. Thanks to SOZAVAC for introducing me to them about 6 years ago when he gave me one of their self-produced CD's.


The Eye (Part 1)


The Eye (part 2)


The Eye (part 3)


Hope Against Hope (live)


Instigator Jukebox 147 - PT 2 HEADBANGER'S BALL MEMORIES

HEADBANGER'S BALL MEMORIES PT. 2. More trips down memory lane.

SACRED REICH - The American Way


D.R.I. - Beneath The Wheel


ACCEPT - Balls To The Wall


MEGADETH - Holy Wars


JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller

You've Got Another Thing Coming


DIO - Rainbow In The Dark


VOIVOD - Astronomy Domine


MINISTRY - Stigmata

Jesus Built My Hot Rod

Burning Inside


Instigator Jukebox 146 - HEADBANGER'S BALL MEMORIES PT. 1

HEADBANGER'S BALL MEMORIES PT. 1. Oh man I used to watch headbanger's Ball religiously. MTV used to not shoe metal videos at all, until they started a daily 30 minute program called Hard 30, which was popular and expanded into Headbanger's Ball. Every Saturday night there would be two full hours of metal music on the TV and no one could stop me from soaking it all in. Ahhh, teenage years. Here are some of my favorites, good, or nostalgic, or otherwise, from the Headbanger's ball era.


HELLOWEEN - I Want out (I always liked this goofy video! These guys had a great sense of humor about their metal)


DEATH ANGEL - Seemingly Endless Time (Phillipino rockers who idolized Black Sabbath!)

I'm Bored


ANTHRAX - Got The Time (These were some hairy guys)


I'm The Man (live)


NUCLEAR ASSAULT - Brainwashed (NYC Thrash, looking like redneck trash.)


TESTAMENT - Nobody's Fault (video filmed in Houston. Note the old Summit of Rocket's legend, now Lakewood Church run by Osteen fuck. Also, the club they go to is the Axiom in Houston TX. many great shows at the Axiom!)


SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - Waking The Dead ("I don't care that they already died. That's not enough to make me satisfied." I used to love this band so much. I like songs about the dead.)

Trip At The Brain


OVERKILL - Elimination (the single worst singer ever in metal)


EXODUS - Toxic Waltz (Nope, this was the worst singer in metal)


KING DIAMOND - Welcome Home (I never understood this video. he wanted to do something bad to his grandma. King Diamond was a weird weird dude who was fueled by Satan, or so he thought.)


MOD - True Colors (this was kind of like a supergroup)