In 1984, after achieving some local success with their irreverent hip-hop debut single Cooked pussyreleased the previous year, New York teenagers Mike Diamond, Adam Horowitz and Adam Yauch decided that playing the role of arrogant, obnoxious and delinquent hip-hop kids would serve their future interests better than playing hardcore all day in the Lower East of the city. Side, and thus their drummer Kate Schellenbach was now surplus to requirements.
Before the teenage Beastie Boys made the rather dastardly and decidedly callous decision to ditch one of their best friends – “We kicked Kate out of the band because she didn’t fit our new identity as a tough rapper,” said embarrassed Adam Horowitz. accepted in the memories of the group Beastie Boys Book – Shellenbach was able to appear with the trio on a public access television show in New York The Scott and Gary Show.
That the trio’s disrespect for Schellenbach was part of a larger culture of sexism within the entertainment industry at the time is evident in a regrettable segment of a mini-film about the group’s performance. uploaded by You Tuber Ben Escobedo.
Rather losing control of his incredibly fresh, cheeky and sweetly charismatic charges during a post-performance interview, co-host Scott Lewis continued a brief chat with the drummer telling him and viewers of the show, that “If anyone wants a date with Kate, give us a call and we’ll get back to you.” Clearly unaware that this invitation was going to go out to all the horny men in the five boroughs. the drummer politely mutters “Ok, that’s cool” before passing the microphone.
That cringe-worthy streak aside, there’s plenty of joy in watching the pre-fame Beasties having fun, with the future cult classic Egg Raid on Mojo among the rambling punk tunes played.
Check out the pure and wholesome pictures below: