Wednesday, January 28, 2009
BEASTIE BOYS PLAYING CONEY ISLAND HIGH
Here is some killer footage of the Beastie Boys' secret show at the late, great Coney Island High on the old St. Mark's on Thanksgiving weekend in 1995, where they performed as Quasar. I remember hearing about this show after the fact and totally pissed about missing it, which makes me all the more grateful to have found basically the whole concert on YouTube to share with y'all.
This post is also a testament to the sorely-missed Coney Island High. That legendary block in the East Village is dying a slow, rotting death as it makes the transition from bohemian cool to corporate kitsch, and the ousting of Coney was the first festering wound it would suffer. A big thanks to Asylum Productions for capturing this most excellent show for the rest of the world to see.