You may very well be as confused as we are about the whole "new Beastie Boys record" thing. It seems like they've taken a page out of the umming-and-ahhing Wayne Rooney's book this past week. First we're told that their new record Hot Sauce Committee Pt. I has been indefinitely delayed. Then we're told that Hot Sauce Committee Pt. II will come out before it.
Now? Well, the news at the time of writing is that Pt. II will contain exactly the same songs as Pt. I was going to. I know, I know. We can only point you to what MCA had to say about it all:
“I know it's weird and confusing, but at least we can say unequivocally that Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 is coming out on time, which is more than I can say about Part 1, and really is all that matters in the end.”
“We just kept working and working on various sequences for part 2, and after a year and half of spending days on end in the sequencing room trying out every possible combination, it finally became clear that this was the only way to make it work. Strange but true, the final sequence for Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 works best with all its songs replaced by the 16 tracks we originally had lined up in pretty much the same order we had them in for Hot Sauce Committee Part 1. So we've come full circle."
Here are the tracks.
- Tadlock's Glasses
- B-Boys In The Cut
- Make Some Noise
- Nonstop Disco Powerpack
- Too Many Rappers (featuring NAS)
- Say It
- The Bill Harper Collection
- Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (featuring Santigold)
- Long Burn The Fire
- Funky Donkey
- Lee Majors Come Again
- Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
- Pop Your Balloon
- Crazy Ass Shit
- Here's A Little Something For Ya
It's going to come out Spring next year, we hope. We'll let you know more when we know more, and have done a little digging around. Muchos bizarro.