KEXP Steps Inside Paul’s Boutique on Friday, July 24


KEXP Steps Inside Paul’s Boutique

Exclusive interviews, rarely-heard source materials, and rare demos highlight day dedicated to Beastie Boys classic

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KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique : To All The Girls, Shake Your Rump by Kexp on Mixcloud

KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique: Johnny Ryall by Kexp on Mixcloud

KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique: Egg Man, High Plains Drifter by Kexp on Mixcloud

KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique: Sound of Science, 3 Minute Rule by Kexp on Mixcloud

KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique: Hey Ladies, 5 Piece Chicken Dinner by Kexp on Mixcloud

KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique: 33% God by Kexp on Mixcloud

KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique: Car Thief, What Comes Around, Shadrach by Kexp on Mixcloud

KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique: Ask for Janice, B- Boy Bouillabaisse a., b. and c. by Kexp on Mixcloud

KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique: B-Boy Bouillabaisse, d., e., f by Kexp on Mixcloud

KEXP Presents Inside Paul’s Boutique: B-Boy Bouillabaisse, g, h, i. by Kexp on Mixcloud

Beastie Boys To All The Girls
Idris Muhammed Loran Dance
Beastie Boys Shake Your Rump
Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder
Funky 4 + 1 That’s The Joint
Ronnie Laws Tell Me Something Good
Rose Royce Yo Yo
James Brown and Afrika Bambaataa Unity Pt. 2 (Because It’s Coming)
Bob Marley and the Wailers Could You Be Loved
Paul Humphrey Super Mellow
Afrika Bambaataa Jazzy Sensation
Led Zeppelin Good Times Bad Times
Harvey Scales Dancing Room Only
Rose Royce 6′ Clock DJ (Let’s Rock)
Rose Royce Born To Love You
Foxy Get Off
Alphonse Mouzon Funky Snakefoot
N/A “bong rip”
Beastie Boys Johnny Ryall
Donny Hathaway Magnificent Sanctuary Band
Pink Floyd One of These Days
Kurtis Blow A.J. Scratch
Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff
David Bromberg Sharon
Grandwizard Theodore Kevie Kev Rockwell Military Cut-Scratch Mix
Paul McCartney Momma Miss America
Beastie Boys You Gotta Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Cloud One Patty Duke
Beastie Boys Egg Man
Sly and the Family Stone Dance to the Music
Public Enemy You’re Gonna Get Yours
Public Enemy Bring the Noise
Curtis Mayfield Superfly
Lightning Rod Sport
Tower of Power Drop It In The Slot
Bernard Herrmann The Murder
John Williams Main Title (Theme From Jaws
ET – The Extra Terrestrial “scream sample”
Beastie Boys High Plains Drifter
The Eagles Those Shoes
Loggins and Messina Your Momma Don’t Dance
The Ramones Suzie is a Headbanger
The Fatback Band Put Your Love (In My Tender Care)
Isaac Hayes Walk From Regio’s
Beastie Boys The Sounds of Science
Pato Banton Don’t Sniff Coke
The Beatles The End
The Beatles Back In The USSR
Boogie Down Productions My Philosophy
The Beatles When I’m Sixty Four
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
“Famous person’s voice slowed down” “moo”
James Brown Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
Beastie Boys 3-Minute Rule
Sly and the Family Stone Brave & Strong
Fancy Feel Good
non-musical sample ping pong
Beastie Boys Hey Ladies
Commodores Machine Gun
Jeaneatte “Lady” Day Come Let Me Love You
James Brown Funky President
World’s Famous Supreme Team Hey DJ
Sweet Ballroom Blitz
Cameo Shake Your Pants
Kool and the Gang Jungle Boogie
Roger So Ruff, So Tuff
Edwin Starr War
Kurtis Blow Party Time
P-Funk All Stars Pumpin’ It Up (Special Club Mix)
Afrikaa Bambaataa and the Jazzy 5 Jazzy Sensation
Fab Five Freddy Change The Beat (Female Version)
Zapp Heartbreaker (Pt. 1 and 2)
Deep Purple Hush
Beastie Boys 5-Piece Chicken Dinner
Eric Weissberg Shuckin’ The Corn
Beastie Boys Looking Down The Barrel of a Gun
Incredible Bongo Band Last Bongo in Belgium
Mountain Mississippi Queen
Pink Floyd Time
Beastie Boys Car Thief
Funk Factory Rien Ne Va Plus
Donovan Hurdy Gurdy Man
The Jackson 5 I’ll Bet You
Max Yasgur Address to the Crowd
Beastie Boys What Comes Around
Led Zeppelin Moby Dick
Gene Harris and the Three Sounds Put On Train
Alice Cooper It’s Hot Tonight
Beastie Boys Shadrach
Sly and the Family Stone Loose Booty
James Brown Funky Drummer
Ballin’ Jack Never Let ‘Em Say
Rose Royce Do Your Dance
Black Oak Arkansas Hot And Nasty
Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Groove
Funky 4 +1 That’s The Joint
Trouble Funk Say What?
Beastie Boys Ask For Janice
Beastie Boys B-Boy Bouillabaisse a. 59 Christie Street
Burundi Steiphenson Black Burundi Black (Pt. 1)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced?
Cerrone Rocket in the Pocket (live)
Boogie Down Productions My Philosophy
Run-DMC Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)
Fab Five Freddy Change The Beat (Female Version)
Malcolm McLaren Buffalo Gals
Beastie Boys B-Boy Bouillabaisse b. Get on the Mic
Love Bug Starski At The Fever
Beastie Boys B-Boy Bouillabaisse c. Stop That Train
Scotty Draw Your Brakes
Southside Movement Save The World
Beastie Boys B-Boy Bouillabaisse d. A Year and A Day
Led Zeppelin When The Levee Breaks
The Isley Brothers That Lady
Tower of Power Ebony Jam
Beastie Boys B-Boy Bouillabaisse e. Hello Brooklyn
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues (Live)
Beastie Boys B-Boy Bouillabaisse f. Dropping Names
The Meters Hey A-Pocky Way
Sweet Into the Night
The Crusaders The Well’s Gone Dry
Bob Marley and Dylan Taite Interview 1979
Beastie Boys B-Boy Bouillabaisse g. Lay It On Me
Kool and the Gang Let The Music Take Your Mind
Beastie Boys B-Boy Bouillabaisse h. Mike on the Mic
Love Bug Starski At The Fever
Beastie Boys B-Boy Bouillabaisse i. A.W.O.L.
Chic Good Times
Trouble Funk Good To Go
Idris Muhammed For All The Ladies

Almost exactly 26 years after the release of the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique, KEXP will dedicate a full day of programming to the sampling classic, playing the seminal album and every identified song that it samples across 12 hours, resulting in an odyssey of diverse, unorthodox radio.

Beginning at 6:00 a.m. PDT, KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will meticulously dissect the album, playing all 15 album tracks, more than 100 sampled selections, and rare bonus tracks and demos, plus new interviews with album co-producers The Dust Brothers (John King and Mike Simpson) and an exclusive archival chat with the Beastie Boys aired throughout the day. It’s not unusual for KEXP to play sample-sourced artists like the Beatles, Afrika Bambaataa, and the Ramones on any given day, but the unpredictable-yet-cohesive composition of Paul’s Boutique will result in truly one-of-a-kind programming blocks: expect to hear spoken word artist Lightnin’ Rod, the R&B horn band Tower of Power, Bernard Herrmann’s iconic score from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, and the Eagles in close proximity.

“Breaking down LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Losing My Edge’ song-by-song and reference-by-reference last year was just the warmup,” said John Richards, host of KEXP’s The Morning Show. “In my 20-plus years as a DJ, I never thought I’d be this excited to play Loggins and Messina outside of the privacy of my own car. The organic and eclectic composition of Paul’s Boutique perfectly mirrors the KEXP programming philosophy and our emphasis on digging deep into music of all eras and genres, and the Beasties are one of the best-loved bands in the KEXP Community.”

A commercial flop upon release in 1989, Paul’s Boutique is now widely considered one of the best albums of the 1980s. The influence of the album’s sample-heavy style can be heard in artists ranging from Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA to the pioneering electronic group The Avalanches. An album like Paul’s Boutique is highly unlikely be created again due to the extensive sampling fees and licensing clearances needed to secure a legal, wide release. Rolling Stone ranked Paul’s Boutique at #156 of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, while Pitchfork rated it #3 on its Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.

“I love that KEXP is taking the time to break down Paul’s Boutique,” says Dust Brother John King. “When we finished it we felt like it was an amazing work of art to listen to and it was made that way. It is wonderful to have, over the years, people continue to appreciate it. It gets me almost back to the place I was right when we finished it and I thought it was the greatest thing ever.”

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