25.09.08 by Jeff

Paul’s Boutique Demos!

“People ask me when my tape is comin’ out yall well here it is yall and its clout!” I was gonna continue the Beastie Boys Live series and then I decided to switch things up this week and share some demo songs with you! Specifically demos from Paul’s Boutique! 12 tracks including Full Clout which is an early version of Shake Your Rump.

This album is widely regarded as Beastie Boys best work to date, and one of the greatest albums of all time. I agree with half of that statement. It is one of the greatest albums of all time, but I don’t feel like it can be considered their best work. They are simply rapping over other people’s work (in this case brilliant production from the Dust Brothers) so in that sense it’s no different than License to Ill. To me, their next three albums (Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty) have to be their best work as they most accurately describe their talent as actual musicians. I personally like Ill Communication the best, feel free to disagree (just know that you are wrong).

Let’s just get to the music shall we? You probably skipped that entire paragraph anyways…


Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique Demos:



1. Full Clout (Shake your rump)

2. 3 Minute Rule

3. Car Thief

4. Johnny Ryall #1

5. Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

6. Egg Man

7. Sounds of Science

8. Johnny Ryall #2

9. Car Thief #2

10. 33% God

11. Hello Brooklyn

12. Stop That Train

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • SICK! . man Paul’s boutique was the album that got me into them. My Dad had it lying around and he gave it to me – then i was hooked! Ill communication hmmm haha my favorite is ” license to ill ” haha.

  • rad! please keep them coming!

  • dude your dad had paul’s boutique? he is officially badass.

  • thanks Jeff! loving the free music bro

  • I’m totally with you on Ill Communication. Sick from start to finish. No contest.

  • ET

    Dmn, Jeff I own you a beer for this one!

  • glad you guys are enjoying it –

    b, yea seriously – no contest. perhaps highschool nostalgia clouds my judgment but to me its one of THE albums of the mid-90s. i should upload the bonus tracks from the japanese version of ill communication

    you heard “dope little song”?

  • Dixie Cup

    I think your missing Ace of Bass as one of the 90’s must have albums.. think about it.

  • D.no

    Yeah, nice Jeff!!!

    “looking down the barrel of a gun” one of my fav’s!!
    Also Kudos to Jolin’s dad for having Pauls!! That is a father we should all try to be like….one day…

  • Legend stuff mate, cheers for that

  • Dammit, now I’ve got “the sign” stuck in my head!

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