“I have a feeling that Adam’s passing is going to have an interesting effect on Gen Xers. I’ve been trying to think of another high-profile death of a musician from the 90s Alternative Nation who died of natural causes. No drug overdose, no alcohol poisoning, no suicide or other misadventure. Adam died of something as mundane and ordinary as cancer, a fate that could befall any of us at any time. Gen X might want to pretend that they’re just as young and vital and healthy as they were back in the 80s and 90s, but this is a reminder that we all grow older and frailer and more vulnerable. And now that Time has claimed one of their own—reality check, you know?”
Alan Cross - A Journal of Musical Things - 10 Ways the Beastie Boys Really, Really Mattered to Me
May 05, 2012
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