In June ’09 we gave you the info on Beastie Boys’s (Nas and Santigold-guesting) Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1, their follow up to the all-instrumental The Mix-Up. After MCA’s cancer diagnosis, the band went took time off and the release was delayed. Since that time, MCA beat cancer, the guys received a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nomination, and now they’ve returned with Hot Sauce Committee 2. If you jump back to our earlier post, you’ll see that the new collection looks a lot like the old one. Or, as the press release puts it:
In what can only be described as a bizarre coincidence, following an exhaustive re-sequence marathon, Beastie Boys have verified that their new Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 will be comprised of the same 16 tracks originally slated for inclusion on Hot Sauce Committee Part 1
MCA extends the joke/concept:
I know it’s weird and confusing, but at least we can say unequivocally that Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 is coming out on time, which is more than I can say about Part 1, and really is all that matters in the end … We just kept working and working on various sequences for Part 2, and after a year and half of spending days on end in the sequencing room trying out every possible combination, it finally became clear that this was the only way to make it work. Strange but true, the final sequence for Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 works best with all its songs replaced by the 16 tracks we originally had lined up in pretty much the same order we had them in for Hot Sauce Committee Part 1. So we’ve come full circle.
The only shift is the removal of “Bundt Cake.” It’s more vegan this way.
01 “Tadlock’s Glasses”
02 “B-Boys In The Cut”
03 “Make Some Noise”
04 “Nonstop Disco Powerpack”
06 “Too Many Rappers” (Feat. Nas)
07 “Say It”
08 “The Bill Harper Collection”
09 “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” (Feat. Santigold)
10 “Long Burn The Fire”
11 “Funky Donkey”
12 “Lee Majors Come Again”
13 “Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament”
14 “Pop Your Balloon”
15 “Crazy Ass Shit”
16 “Here’s A Little Something For Ya”
Hot Sauce Committee 2 is out spring 2011 via Capitol. Exact release date and touring plans soon.