The ’80s in America. Terrible time. Terrible place. Wall Street was destroying the country. Politicians were corrupt. There was cocaine everywhere. People dressed in neon, acid washed jeans, and leggings and crimped their hair. The rich were got richer while the poor got poorer.
One weird thing that happened in the American ’80s that’s unique to that time in place, though: The Beastie Boys toured with Madonna. And, on top of that, they were arrested after one of their shows with her … for cursing onstage. Things have changed so much, and they haven’t changed at all. Here, the Beasties talk about being stupid in an archival interview from 1985. It’s been illustrated by our friends at Blank on Blank. Enjoy.