The Strombo Show presents Ad-Rock and Mike D of Beastie Boys in an intimate conversation from the New York chapter of House Of Strombo.
In this rare hour-long conversation, Ad-Rock and Mike D explore the evolution of their career, early NYC days, realizing that they weren't proud of the "Licensed To Ill" lyrics, the unreleased pre-"Licensed..." album, creative freedom resulting from "Paul's Boutique" bricked, Q-Tip's rejection, small crowds at disco clubs, label requests to write an MC Hammer diss track, meeting Hammer in a bathroom, Eminem's surprise album "Kamikaze", meeting Eminem in a bathroom, writing feminist lyrics, Brockhampton, the modern music industry, discomfort with the idea of being a leader, finding identity post-Beastie Boys, Ad-Rock's thespian life, unheard Beasties Boys music, Ad-Rock's work with film scores, Mike D's production work, Sean Lennon referring to them as the modern Beastles, how MCA stays on their mind, wearing MCA's pants, the future, loss, the potential of unreleased Beasties songs and a whole lotta more.
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From the 1-2-3-4 to the 808's and beyond. Radio, television and digital. For over two decades, George Stroumboulopoulos has been playing the best records in the best order. Finding those songs that'll get you through the night. Interviews, intimate sessions and out-of-its-mind full blown house concerts. The Strombo Show and House of Strombo reflects the beautiful and the badass of Canada's diverse cultural landscape. There are no boundaries, with the gamut running from Aretha Franklin to Slayer and everything in between.
Some of the wonderful people who have been on the show include international artists like A.R. Rahman, Against Me!, Alice Cooper, Ani DiFranco, Anthrax, Beastie Boys, Bjork, Bonnie Raitt, Charles Bradley, The Cult, De La Soul, Diana Krall, Dinosaur Jr., Dolly Parton, Elvis Costello, Ghostface Killah, Grandmaster Flash, James Hetfield of Metallica, The Kills, Little Stevie Van Zandt, Loretta Lynn, Maynard James Keenan of TOOL, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Missy Elliott, Mix Master Mike, Moby, The National, Neko Case, Patti Smith, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robbie Robertson, Robert Plant, Saul Williams, Slowdive, Steve Earle and Vampire Weekend; Canadian talent such as A Tribe Called Red, Alexisonfire, ARKELLS, BadBadNotGood, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, City And Colour, Coeur de pirate, Death From Above 1979, Gordon Lightfoot, Joel Plaskett, Rheostatics, RUSH, STARS, Tegan & Sara and The Tragically Hip; emerging acts that include Courtney Barnett, Dilly Dally, Father John Misty, Jazz Cartier, Kate Tempest, Leon Bridges, Lowell, The Lemon Twigs, Margo Price, Pussy Riot, Sampha and The XX.
Camera: Christopher Rosales, Mike Bilyk
Editor: Sam Iannicelli
Recorded by Todd Macdonald
Mix by Todd Macdonald
Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins
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