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Ad-Rock From The Beastie Boys Made Up a Bunch of Fake Albums to Mess with Rolling Stone

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You know how Rolling Stone publishes those ‘500 Greatest Albums of All-Time’ lists every few years?  As if to punctuate that they’re a joke, their just-released third list saw Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, an album from 1971 replace The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album from 1967, neither of which have had any sort of public re-evaluation in recent years. It’s just based on the capricious whims of the respondents to their surveys, which is why Gaye’s album rocketed from sixth place to first, past not one, not two but three Beatles albums.

Ad-Rock from The Beastie Boys treated the survey with the dignity and respect it deserved, filling his list with obscure albums peppered with bands and albums he just made up. And as if it wasn’t clear enough he wasn’t taking it seriously, he also included Phil Collins.

He was also the very first person to respond to the survey.

Here’s what his list looked like:

  1. Macka B, Sign of the Times
  2. Grits and Gravy, Nuthin’ But The Good Stuff
  3. The Frank Figueora Funk Ensemble, Double Bang Bang
  4. Chirp, The City Ain’t Tough Enough
  5. Sergeant Crikey, It Mek Dem Bubble
  6. Hugo Strasser, TanzHits ’71
  7. Ultimate Spinach, Ultimate Spinach
  8. The Outta Controls, I Need New Friends
  9. The Lover’s 2, Slip Into Something More Fantastical
  10. Merv Gelter, Unlinked Passages And Patterns 
  11. Danice Wilder, Funk Your Body Down
  12. Strategic Orchestrations, My Suzuki Sierra Is Bumpin’
  13. Jan Pfundt, Gekreuzte Drähte
  14. Pops Willard, Bus Station Situation 
  15. Janice Montcrieff, Pour me another Glass Of Whine, You Baby
  16. The Dapper Duo, Your Freaky Touch
  17. Urszula Dudziak, Urszula 
  18. Miss Sally Murdoch, Turn Me On When The The Lights Go Off
  19. The Cosmonauts (Featuring Shep Greenley), Bump That Funky Bump
  20. Digitz, Why Is That Again?
  21. The Satin Velvettes, Sooth My Mood
  22. Ebbet Maynfield, Flutes A Plenty
  23. Video Kids, Woodpeckers From Space
  24. The Pete Smith Quintet, Dynamism
  25. Amy Cranterston, The Strength Of The Willow’s Shadows
  26. Ruff-N-Ready, We Rhyme Right
  27. Phil Collins, Dance Into The Light
  28. Westbeth, Down In The Basement (Where The Funk Grows)
  29. The Captain, 22lb Turkey
  30. Monotony, Witness The Rampage
  31. The Tremont High School Drum Line, Marching Band Favorites
  32. Chip Button, Drums Are My Bag
  33. Crabby Appleton, Rotten To The Core
  34. Dr. Funk-A-Dunk, Out Of Bounds On The Dance Floor
  35. Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments, Pound It
  36. The Clarence Widley Orchestra, Boxcar Business (Original Soundtrack)
  37. Melancholia, Exploration Interflection
  38. Al Carlton, Too Smooth
  39. Earl Wilson, Jr., Let My People Come (A Sexual Musical)
  40. Khia, Thug Misses
  41. The Dunes of Distance, Equanimity
  42. General Echo, 12” Of Pleasure
  43. Aileen Mccullough, An Oiread Sin Báistí
  44. Sweet Lou, Already On It
  45. The T-Bones, No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach Is In)
  46. Ladies and Lords, The Mod Way
  47. Crianças Loucas, é Meu Agora
  48. Juan Epstein, Boogaloo In Brooklyn
  49. Little Marcy, Happy Day Express
  50. Carmine Rittzi, Freak Your Way Out Of This One
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