I just get my friends together and we dance, dance, dance.
I find it slightly ironic that Kate Schellenbach left The Beastie Boys, over creative differences surrounding the hip hop direction that band was taking, to join Luscious Jackson, a group that's for more hip hop than punk.
I mean, I'm glad she did. First of all, I like Luscious Jackson a hell of a lot more than I ever liked The Beastie Boys. The contrasts in this song between Gabby Glaser's cool verses and Jill Cuniff's frantic chorus are not atypical in Luscious Jackson's style. Even through there's a significant Curtis Mayfield sample here, Kate's drum beat is important.
(I am not discounting Vivian Trimble here. Don't worry, keyboard fans. She's important, too.)
Anyway, this is a group that sat in the shadow of the Beasties for a very long time, and didn't get proper recognition. Today, we are here to give them proper recognition.
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