The Young Aborigines were experimental-hardcore band started in 1978 by Michael Diamond on drums, Kate Schellenbach on percussion, Jeremy Shatan on bass and John Berry on guitar.
Adam Yauch would replace Jeremy Shatan on bass. Schellenbach moved to drums, while Michael Diamond covered vocal duties. The band changed their name to Beastie Boys.
On the 1992 single Skills to Pay the Bills by Beastie Boys, Mike D raps "I'm the original Young Aboriginal/Continued evolution of an individual."