Quoted: The Beastie Boys on where they got the name

The Beastie Boys, circa mid-1980. (File photo)

“At the time it was the stupidest name I could possibly think of. And if you could think of a stupider name, I’d probably be really impressed now. So lay it on me, can you think of a stupider name than the Beastie Boys? So that answers your question right there.”

 

— The late Adam “MCA” Yauch in a previously unheard 1985 radio interview (for ABC New Radio and conducted by our former Post colleague Rocci Fisch) newly exhumed for yet another installment of PBS Digital Studio’s delightful animated interviews. (Previously: Jim Morrison on being fat, 4/2/13) The memorably raspy-voiced Yauch died a year ago this week, of cancer, at age 47.

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