In A World Gone Mad... There are smart arguments both for and against war with Iraq. On this protest single (available at beastieboys.com), the trio seems embarrassingly unaware of any… In A World Gone Mad... There are smart arguments both for and against war with Iraq. On this protest single (available at beastieboys.com), the trio seems embarrassingly unaware of any… Beastie Boys Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

''In a World Gone Mad...''

EW's GRADE
F

Details Lead Performance: Beastie Boys; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

There are smart arguments both for and against war with Iraq. On this protest single (available at beastieboys.com), the trio seems embarrassingly unaware of any of them. Instead, they offer an inane, just-be-nice-to-people rant that's bizarrely uninformed by reality. At best, this stuff is simplistic (''It's time to lead the way and de-escalate/Lose the weapons of mass destruction and the hate''). More often, it's just laughable (''Now don't get us wrong, 'cause we love America/ But that's no reason to get hysterica''). Idiotica.

Originally posted Mar 28, 2003 Published in issue #702 Mar 28, 2003 Order article reprints
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