Photo by Debi Del Grande
Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away four years ago today from cancer. In remembrance of the iconic MC, SoCal garage punks FIDLAR have released a cover of Beastie’s Ill Communication single “Sabotage”. It’s a kickass and adrenaline-fueled rendition, Zac Carper’s howling vocals leading the way.
FIDLAR have cited MCA and Beastie Boys as major influences over the years. On their Tumblr account last summer, they wrote, “Oh hey Beastie Boys, you guys are the reason we do this.” The video for their single “40oz. On Repeat”, off 2015’s Too full-length, also saw the band pay homage to the legendary New York trio.
Check out the original version below.