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BEASTIE BOYS
One of the most infamous Bard bands (though actually formed before Adam Yauch attended Bard). In May 2011, Bard College gave Adam Yauch the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters. Read Adam's BeastieBoys.com blog entry about coming back to Bard.

Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia Beastie Boys entry discussing a pivotal Beastie Boys show at Bard: On Friday, November 13, 1982, the Beastie Boys, consisting of band members, John Berry, Michael Diamond (Mike D), Adam Yauch (MCA) (a.k.a. Nathanial Hornblower), and Kate Schellenbach (later of Luscious Jackson), played at Philip Pucci's birthday for the purposes of his short concert film of the Beastie Boys, "Beastie". Pucci held the concert in Bard College's Preston Drama Dance Department Theatre. This performance marked the Beastie Boys’ first on screen appearance in a published motion picture. Pucci's concept for “Beastie” was to distribute a mixture of half dozen 16mm Bell and Howell and Bolex cameras to audience members and ask that they capture the Beastie Boys performance from the audience’s own point of view while a master sync sound camera filmed from the balcony of the abandoned theater where the performance was held. The opening band for that performance was “The Young and the Useless”, which featured Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) as their lead singer. A one minute clip of "Beastie" was subsequently excerpted and licensed by the Beastie Boys for use in the "Egg Raid on Mojo" segment of the "Skills to Pay the Bills" long form home video released by Capitol Records.

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Beastie Boys' "Egg Raid On Mojo" from Pollywog Stew EP released shortly after leaving Bard.
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