Luscious Jackson - In Search Of Manny
The debut EP From Luscious Jackson was the first release by The Beastie Boys Grand Royal record label. This was not surprising seeing as how all of the ladies in the band were long time friends of the Beasties and Kate Schellenbach (drums) was the one time drummer during the punk days of the Beastie Boys. In Search of Manny was composed of three demo's that original members Jill Cunniff (vocals, bass)and Gabby Glaser (vocals, guitar) recorded using tip money from their restaurant jobs and four original songs. The songs on the EP are a combination of live instrumentation and old school samples much like Check Your Head era Beasties. The standout track here is Daughters of the Kaos whose mix of Spanish Guitar strumming, old school beats and siren calls make for a surprise dance floor number.