The Young Aborigines

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The new aborigines
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hardcore punk
Years active 1978–1981
Associated acts Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., Mix Master Mike, DJ Hurricane, BS 2000, Q-Tip, The Latch Brothers, The Roots, Nas, Cypress Hill, Biz Markie, Luscious Jackson
Past members Michael Diamond
John Berry
Adam Yauch
Kate Schellenbach
Jeremy Shatan

The Young Aborigines were an experimental-hardcore band started in 1978 by Michael Diamond on drums, Kate Schellenbach on percussion, Jeremy Shatan on bass and John Berry on guitar.[1]

When Jeremy Shatan left the Young Aborigines in 1981, Adam Yauch replaced him on bass. Schellenbach moved to drums, while Diamond covered vocal duties. The band changed their name to the Beastie Boys. The Beastie Boys would later achieve success as a hip hop band.

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."