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Within the (admittedly poorly named) Merch section we hope to create a database of everything that has been ever been sold or given away by the Beastie Boys or their affiliated endeavors. If you'll collect it, we'll archive it. We hope to give the Merch section a depth equal to our Discography or Gigography so please contact us if we're missing something (which we know we are).

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Title: December 12, 1983 Kitchen Program
Year: 1983
Section: Misc.
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Notes: A single-page program, folded into fourths to make a booklet, for the show on December 12, 1983 in New York City.


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Title: Ephemeral Youth Zine
Year: 1984
Section: Magazines
Dimensions: 21.5cm x 28cm (8.5" x 11")
Notes: Twenty-seven paged New York based punk 'zine. It contains an interview with the band in which they share what they had for breakfast that day, their plans for the future, the names of their favorite clubs, what they got for Christmas (Mike: I got a lot of Mr. T things for Christmas. Mr. T was big under the Christmas tree this year.), and other important things.


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Title: Winter Press Photo
Year: 1984
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
Notes: Notice Rick Rubin (DJ Double R) in the background of this photo.


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Title: It's Yours Release Party Invitation
Year: 1984
Section: Flyers and Handbills
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Notes: An invitation to attend the July 4, 1984 record release party for "It's Yours."


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Title: August 18, 1984 Flyer
Year: 1984
Section: Flyers and Handbills
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Notes: Flyer for the Eastern Front weekend of gigs on August 18 and 19, 1984.


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Title: August 25, 1984 Flyer
Year: 1984
Section: Flyers and Handbills
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Notes: Given out to promote the August 25, 1984 show in San Francisco, California.


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Title: Rock Hard Promotional Photograph
Year: 1985
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
Notes: Distributed to the press to promote the release of "Rock Hard." Photograph by Glen E. Friedman.


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Title: Rock Hard Promotional Photograph
Year: 1985
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
Notes: Distributed to the press to promote the release of "Rock Hard." Photograph by Glen E. Friedman.


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Title: Rock Hard Promotional Photograph
Year: 1985
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
Notes: Distributed to the press to promote the release of "Rock Hard." Photograph by Glen E. Friedman.


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Title: Rock Hard Promotional Photograph (Negative)
Year: 1985
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
Notes: Negative for the press photo used to promote the release of "Rock Hard." Photograph by Glen E. Friedman.


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Title: Def Jam Promotional Photograph
Year: 1985
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
Notes: Distributed to the press to promote the signing of Def Jam to Columbia Records and CBS worldwide distribution.


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Title: February 8, 1985 Flyer
Year: 1985
Section: Flyers and Handbills
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Notes: Flyer for two shows, the first at 11:00 PM and the second at 1:00 AM, in New York City.


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Title: She's on It Rubber Stamp
Year: 1985
Section: Misc.
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Notes: The rubber stamp used by Def Jam to stamp the press sheets for the release of the "She's on It" 7-inch single.


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Title: She's on It Shorts
Year: 1985
Section: Misc.
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Notes: Possibly sold exclusively in the United Kingdom, the "She's on It" shorts are so rare only one fan has ever been reputed to own them.


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Title: First Video Party Flyer
Year: 1985
Section: Flyers and Handbills
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Notes: A party to celebrate the completion of the video for "She's on It" at Danceteria in New York City.


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Title: Krush Groove Promotional Photograph
Year: 1985
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
Notes: Distributed by Def Jam to promote the October 25, 1985 release of the film Krush Groove.


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Title: December 31, 1985 Flyer
Year: 1985
Section: Flyers and Handbills
Dimensions: 21.5cm x 28cm (8.5" x 11")
Notes: Posted to promote the Special Breakfast Performance on New Year's Day in New York City.


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Title: Fight For Your Right To Party Sticker
Year: 1986
Section: Stickers
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Title: Licensed To Ill LP : UK [450062 1]
Year: 1986
Section: Posters
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Notes: Not only did the poster come with the Licensed to Ill LP : UK [450062 1], but one could also buy it in shops separately rolled up. Sunny Bak designed the poster, which features a photo of the band that she took.


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Title: Joe Franklin Promotional Photograph
Year: 1986
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
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Notes: Promoting the band's appearance on the Joe Franklin show. Photograph by Josh Cheuse.


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Title: Raising Hell & It's the New Style Promotional Photograph
Year: 1986
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
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Notes: Promoting the Run-DMC Raising Hell Tour and the single release of "It's the New Style." Photograph by Ricky Powell.


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Title: Seconds January 1986
Year: 1986
Section: Magazines
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Notes: Published in the United States.


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Title: Rush Production Press Release
Year: 1986
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
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Notes: Press Release sent out by Rush Productions on the 6th of January, 1986.
Contains entertaining snippets including:
  • The relationship between the Beastie Boys and Columbia Records with the band being the "only act on the corporate giant's huge roster banished from the premises".
  • A similar result in the social pages where the police were called after the band got "carried away" with the volume at a charitable Christmas event.
  • A number of awards the band has won in recent times
The final line states to call George Drakoulias (of "Stop That Train" fame) for more information.


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Title: Nerve, May 1986
Year: 1986
Section: Magazines
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Notes: Published in Canada.


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Title: Def Jam Promo Photo
Year: 1986
Section: Press Kits + Promo Photos
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Notes: Photograph by Sunny Bak.