Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
|Hot Sauce Committee Part Two|
|Studio album by Beastie Boys|
|Released||April 27, 2011|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, rap rock, big beat, neo-psychedelia|
|Beastie Boys chronology|
|Singles from Hot Sauce Committee Part Two|
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is the eighth studio album by the Beastie Boys, released in 2011.
The album was originally planned for release on September 15, 2009 under the title Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1, as the first installment of a two-part set. The album was delayed after band member Adam "MCA" Yauch was diagnosed with cancer. After a two-year delay, only one album has been released and it is not clear if the plan for a two-part album has been abandoned, especially in light of Yauch's death on May 4, 2012. Collaborators on the album include singer Santigold, who co-wrote and sang on the track "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win", and Nas, who raps on "Too Many Rappers".
The album was previously known by the working title Tadlock's Glasses, which was stated to be a reference to a former bus driver named Tadlock, who used to drive for Elvis Presley's back-up singers. Presley once gave Tadlock a pair of glasses which he was proud of. It was later speculated that the Tadlock's Glasses story was simply a joke misinterpreted by the media.
A large amount of material was recorded, and the plan was to release the album, now called Hot Sauce Committee, in two parts as the Beastie Boys revealed to Drowned in Sound. Mike D also hinted that part two may be released via unusual means:
|“||Pt. 2 is pretty much done. Basically we were making ...Pt 1, had too many songs, so we recorded some more songs. Which sounds bizarre but it actually worked out, because it made it clear to us which songs were going to be on ...Pt 1. Then we had this whole other album of songs: ...Pt 2. ...Pt 1’s going to be your regular CD in the stores and to download, but ...Pt 2 is going to be released in...we’re still figuring it out, but a different way. More of a 2009 style. ... You could get in the shower one day and, boom, all of a sudden you’re showered with MP3s. Or we might send people a seven-inch every few weeks, so you have a whole box set.||”|
Regarding the structure of the album, Yauch stated, "It’s a combination of playing and sampling stuff as we’re playing, and also sampling pretty obscure records. There are a lot of songs on the record and there are a lot of short songs and they kind of all run into each other." A commentary track included with the Check Your Head re-release mentions that Bob Dylan will appear on the album.
Part 1 
The first part of the album was intended to be called Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 and was prepared for release, with artwork revealed and a planned release date of September 15, 2009. In an interview the Beastie Boys stated that the album was completed and group also announced that they would tour the United Kingdom in support of the new record.
This was delayed after Adam "MCA" Yauch was diagnosed with cancer. On July 20, 2009, Yauch issued a video press release via YouTube (and via e-mail to fans on mailing list) stating that a form of cancer was found in his salivary gland and that some or all upcoming shows are canceled, with the release date of Hot Sauce Committee delayed. He added that the cancer is localized, and that he should be fine after surgery.
In October 2009, Adam Yauch announced that the band had not yet decided a new release date, but was quoted saying he was hoping to release it in the first half of 2010.
Part 2 
An email sent out on October 17, 2010, from the Beastie Boys announced: "Although we regret to inform you that Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1 will continue to be delayed indefinitely, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 will be released on time as originally planned in Spring of 2011." An email sent the following week now clarified that Pt. 2 would be released with almost exactly the same tracklist as was announced for Pt. 1, excluding the track "Bundt Cake." No date is set for Part 1.
Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 was finally released in May 2011 under the title Hot Sauce Committee Part Two with a slightly altered track listing including a new version of "Too Many Rappers". The material intended for part two may now be released as Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 at some point in the future.
Online leaks and album promotion 
On April 6, 2011, "Make Some Noise" was leaked online five days ahead of its release date and subsequently made available via their blog. It was released on time as a digital download and as a limited edition 7" vinyl single for Record Store Day five days later with a Passion Pit remix of the track as a b-side.
To promote the album, the Beastie Boys released clips of two songs: "Lee Majors Come Again" features hardcore punk, while the "B-Boys in the Cut" is an a capella piece. The tracks were previously released with a select few copies of the Check Your Head vinyl edition package.
Both "Lee Majors Come Again" and "Here's a Little Something for Ya" are featured in remixed form on the Activision video game, DJ Hero. A clean version of "Pop Your Balloon" was released on the soundtrack to NBA Live 10 in mid-2009.
The album was launched on April 23, 2011 by live-streaming the album online via boombox inside Madison Square Garden; two days later, they streamed the explicit album version via Soundcloud to combat the leaking of the clean promo version over the previous weekend. The online launch had been announced with the cryptic message "This Sat, 10:35 a.m. EST - Just listen, listen, listen to the beat box" sent by email on April 22, 2011.
Single releases 
"Lee Majors Come Again" was released as the album's first single in 2009. It was released as a 7" single, and some of these singles were distributed with select copies of a reissue box set of the group's third studio album Check Your Head
A version of the song "Too Many Rappers", featuring Nas, was released as the album's second single in July 2009. It peaked at #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it the Beastie Boys' first single in five years to chart on the Hot 100; the last time being "Ch-Check It Out" in 2004 that peaked at #68. "Too Many Rappers" has also been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. This may not be regarded as belonging to this album as at the time it was intended for and promoted as part of the (never released) Hot Sauce Committee Pt 1 album. A revised version of "Too Many Rappers" was included on the Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2 album.
The next single, "Make Some Noise" was released as a download on April 11, 2011 and five days later as 7" vinyl single for Record Store Day. "Make Some Noise" reached at #7 in Alternative Songs chart, #15 in Rock Songs, #18 in Japan Hot 100 and #76 in Canadian Hot 100.
On July 26, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" was released as the fourth single. It debuted at #80 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart making it the group's first appearance on the chart in 24 years; their last single to do so was "Brass Monkey" in 1987 which peaked at #83.
Critical reception 
|Los Angeles Times|||
Upon its release, the album received positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 83, based on 42 reviews, which indicates "Universal acclaim ". In a review on the website Smokingsection.net, reviewer Ryan J. praised the Hot Sauce, saying, "[The album is] an agile, fluid assembly of modernized scratches and sounds, with the necessary verbal intercourse padding its tonal grandiosity".
Track listing 
|1.||"Make Some Noise"||3:30|
|2.||"Nonstop Disco Powerpack"||4:09|
|4.||"Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version]" (featuring Nas)||4:51|
|6.||"The Bill Harper Collection"||0:24|
|7.||"Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" (featuring Santigold)||4:11|
|8.||"Long Burn the Fire"||3:33|
|10.||"The Larry Routine"||0:30|
|12.||"Lee Majors Come Again"||3:43|
|13.||"Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament"||2:54|
|14.||"Here's a Little Something for Ya"||3:08|
|15.||"Crazy Ass Shit"||1:56|
|16.||"The Lisa Lisa/Full Force Routine"||0:49|
|Vinyl Edition - Bonus 7" / iTunes deluxe bonus tracks|
|17.||"Pop Your Balloon"||3:00|
|18.||"B-Boys in the Cut" (contains "The Larry Routine")||2:33|
NOTE: The bonus 7" has tracks 17 and 18 reversed.
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|17.||"Make Some Noise" (The Bug Remix))||3:47|
|Japan bonus track|
|17.||"Make Some Noise" (Cornelius Remix)||3:01|
- Mike D – vocals, drums
- Ad-Rock – vocals, guitars
- MCA – vocals, bass guitar, upright basses
- Money Mark – keyboards
- Mix Master Mike – turntables
- Beastie Boys – producer, engineer, art direction
|U.S. Billboard 200||2|
|U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard Rock Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard Digital Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard Rap Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard Tastemaker Albums||2|
|Canadian Albums Chart||3|
|German Albums Chart||3|
|Swiss Albums Top 100||3|
|UK Albums Chart||9|
|U.S. Billboard 200||107|
Year-end charts 
|Swiss Albums Top 100||91|
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