There are few cases of sequels being released before the original, in fact, I can’t think of any. But, Hot Sauce Committee has not been a usual album in it’s ongoing creation and eventual release to say the least, so all pre-supposed notions of how the music business works should probably go out the window.
Brooklyn Vegan reports that an email from the Beastie Boys was sent out Sunday saying, “Although we regret to inform you that Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 will continue to be delayed indefinitely, “Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 will be released on time as originally planned in Spring of 2011.”
Part 2 is less a sequel than a collection of songs deemed unworthy or inappropriate for Part 1 is a collection on songs originally written for part one, but deemed inappropriate for that collection, as Mike D told Drowned in Sound more than a year ago:
“Yeah. …Pt. 2 is pretty much done. Basically we were making…Pt 1, had too many songs, so we recorded some more songs. Which sounds bizarre but it actually worked out, because it made it clear to us which songs were going to be on …Pt 1. Then we had this whole other album of songs: …Pt 2. …Pt 1’s going to be your regular CD in the stores and to download, but …Pt 2 is going to be released in…we’re still figuring it out, but a different way. More of a 2009 style.”
Maybe a 2011 style, even. The Beastie Boys, of course, have been facing tough times throughout recording, as member Adam “MCA” Yauch fought cancer, with apparent success. Any new material is good news from these rock and rap legends.