In a 1983 interview with Flipside Magazine, Adam Yauch, Kate Shellenbach, and Michael Diamond expressed disappointment with the New York Thrash cassette:
Adam [Yauch]: I would like to clear something else up...we got really screwed over on that "N.Y. Thrash" tape. Tim Sommers wrote cold things about us because we didn't thank him on the record, Dave Hahn didn't pay us because he doesn't like us that much, they fucked up our sound, they wrote the name of our song wrong, it's not "Beastie" it's "Beastie Boys".How the Beastie Boys feel about the compilation today is something only they know. The re-release of New York Thrash is available to purchase at ROIR's web site, CD Baby, Amazon, eMusic, and iTunes.
Kate [Shellenbach]: And they didn't give us any liner notes.
Michael [Diamond]: I think the entire "N.Y. Thrash" compilation was a complete ripoff, a complete scam put together by Tim Sommers, who generally masturbates with Dave Hahn....and by ROIR Cassettes.
Undead - Nightmare / Social Reason
Bad Brains - Regulator / Big Take Over
Beastie Boys - Beastie [Boys] / Riot Fight
Heart Attack - God Is Dead / Shotgun
Even Worse - Emptying the Mad House / Illusion Won Again
Adrenalin O.D. - Paul's Not Home / New Years' Eve
Kraut - Last Chance / Getaway
The Mad - I Hate Music / The Hell
The Fiends - Asian White / Cry Now
False Prophets - Taxidermist / Scorched Earth
The Nihilistics - Love and Kisses / Here and Now
The Stimulators - Loud, Fast Rules!
The Stimulators - M.A.C.H.I.N.E.