Review: Beastie Boys – Cookie Puss (Rock)

This review covers the punk rock track Beastie Boys – Cookie Puss.

This track was released in 1994 on the album Some Old Bullshit.

The track starts with the sounds of dialing. A guitar, clap, and drum kit then comes in. Some mumbling comes in. What ensues sounds like a prank phone call.

After that, there is some random talking samples and random vinyl scratching. Some additional tom drums come in for a moment. After some additional random voice samples. A drum solo then comes in.

From there, there is the sound of an additional prank phone call. From there, there is some scratching, then some scratching. The guitars and parts of the drum kit drop out. Some random hooting comes in and they get pitch bent after a while. The track then ends shortly after.

Honestly, I don’t know what the intention of this track is, let alone being able to find a way to understand it. If there is a direction or anything comprehensible about this track, I can’t find it.

There is a drum kit and guitar element that plays throughout, but this largely stays on auto-pilot like some random loop playing continuously. It doesn’t take long for the guitars and drum kit to get old. Sadly, this is the strongest part of the track.

The random string of voice samples are seemingly there to kill dead air more than anything else. Some of it sounds like random stand-up comedy audio clips. Others are just random people talking. The scratching that is used is there almost to just make the track sound interesting. The track doesn’t sound a whole lot better for it. Meanwhile, the random ending just doesn’t make the track any better.

Overall, this is one of the worst tracks I’ve ever heard. It’s some random voice samples and scratching placed on top of a drum kit and guitar that is let on autopilot all the way through. The guitar and drum kit do make this track marginally more bearable, but it gets old after a while. So, I would say this track is just plain bad.


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