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.

  • http://www.jolinphoto.com Jolin

    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.

  • http://imjaychapman.com Notorious Jay

    rad! please keep them coming!

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

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

  • http://www.myspace.com/peterkeep Keep

    thanks Jeff! loving the free music bro

  • http://www.shotsringout.com Brian

    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!

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    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…

  • http://82086217.blogspot.com aitch

    Legend stuff mate, cheers for that

  • http://www.alteredlines.com/ altered lines

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

01.12.15 by Staff

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A 1,400 year-old ginkgo tree at the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in China is shedding its leaves again! More unreal photos of this naturally occurring event below!

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01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.




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Photographer Spotlight: Caiti Borruso


A selection of photos from “Whale Creek is Flooding” a series by photographer Caiti Borruso, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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Hilarious Hack of the Day: The Secret Selfie Stick aka Really Long Arm


For anyone who finds selfie sticks too embarrassing to use in public, a guy named Mansun has come up with a solution. Made with two right hands ordered off Amazon (naturally), two original selfie sticks, and a shirt with extremely long sleeves, Mansun’s hack certainly addresses one problem. (Of course, he may have just created another).

Click here for a more detailed account of his process. More hilarious images below–love the shot of the shirt sleeves!

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Strangely Satisfying Video of the Day: “ENDLESS”


Directed/animated by Buenos Aires-based creatives at molistudio with music by Argentinian duo Anybody There. “ENDLESS is a story about seeking and (not) finding,” featuring brightly coloured and beautifully mechanized routines. Watch below!

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