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Natural IngredientsForget Luscious Jackson's connection to the Beastie Boys. Though the female foursome is signed to Mike D.'s Grand Royal label, and one member is a...Natural IngredientsRockForget Luscious Jackson's connection to the Beastie Boys. Though the female foursome is signed to Mike D.'s Grand Royal label, and one member is a...1994-08-26
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Natural Ingredients

Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Capitol, Grand Royal; Status: In Season

Forget Luscious Jackson’s connection to the Beastie Boys. Though the female foursome is signed to Mike D.’s Grand Royal label, and one member is a former Beastie girl (she played drums with the group), LJ’s full-length debut doesn’t aimlessly jump genres like the Beasties’ recent albums have. Natural Ingredients’ low-budget sound is impossible to peg — think funk, punk, jazz, pop, disco, and hip-hop — but is so nicely balanced that, unlike the Beasties, the group never seems indecisive or schizophrenic.

Originally posted August 26 1994 — 12:00 AM EDT

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