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Beastie Boys Book

Beastie Boys Book

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In its images and fractured mini-chapters, this book continues with the style of those early collaborations, unfortunaely minus the influence of Yauch. I mean, I'm not going to perpetrate and say I've been a Beasties fan since always cuz that's a damn lie.

When I said earlier that I wanted answers, I didn't mean that I wanted to know every little detail about their personal lives. Each of the chapters are short stories about a time and place in beastie boys history as told by Mike D and AD-rock OR they are a completely absurd made up tale from an equally famous person. While my peers were listening to whatever was topping the charts in '97, I was listening to burned copies of Licensed To Ill, Paul's Boutique, and Check Your Head (thanks, Auntie).They talk about not selling out, when their claim to fame seems to be lining up a whole lot of celebrities to read their half baked boring stories. Everything about their life seems to prove that they were destined to be great because they wouldn't give up until they were.

Beastie Boys fans will devour this book, as will anyone interested in the early days of hip-hop, the art/music/street life of New York City in the 1980s, and the alternative-nation zeitgeist of the ’90s. Much humility - in that they recognized that they were very fortunate that things played out the way they did. It is for beloved fans of Beastie Boys and music in general, as well as a love letter to friendship and New York City (and a love note to Los Angeles, too). Because, for example, while I genuinely disliked the bit at the end where André Leon Talley was trashing the Boys' fashion choices over the decades (it felt mean-spirited), it comes shortly after one of the funniest sections in the book where Ad-Rock recounts this experience he had tripping on some strongly laced pot cookies 15 minutes before they had to go on stage. It perfectly captures the feeling of being 16 years old and finding music that's strange and foreign but also completely familiar, a kindred soul beckoning across decades from the grooves of a dusty LP from the bargain bin.And the reverence Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz still have for Adam Yauch (RIP) further humanizes them. What I wanted to know about THEM and their SONGS beyond what was recorded was only gained by obsessive magazine hunting and word of mouth. The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. Adam "AD-ROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible to fathom overnight success of their debut studio album, Licensed to Ill; that album's messy fallout; and their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique. Payments made using National Book Tokens are processed by National Book Tokens Ltd, and you can read their Terms and Conditions here.

Listening to them talk about New York City during the 80s and how the music scene was transitioning during that time was gold! Sadly Adam Yauch is not here to tell his own stories, and the book often touches on the grief of his absence, as well as his particular presence in the band. This book left me laughing out loud (AdRock's brilliant essay about cassette mix tapes) and crying when Mike D and Ad Rock (Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz) get real about their friendship with Yauch and what he meant and will always mean to them. paraphrasing since I'm quite certain Bezos wouldn't sanction such language, though evidently, dick pics are ok?

Reilly / Ian Rogers / Maya Rudolph / Rev Run / Luc Sante / Kate Schellenbach / MC Serch / Chloe Sevigny / Jon Stewart / Ben Stiller / Wanda Sykes / Jeff Tweedy / Philippe Zdar. But, like the photo suggests, this is also a creative and funny look at a very particular era, that late-80s, early-90s period of effervescence in music that got Slayer and Run-DMC into photos together, when everything was reckless and rebellious, pre-Internet, pre-well, everything a younger reader might know. Unlike their albums which, with the exception of some of the more puerile early recordings, tended to be forward-looking, the book casts its gaze backwards.

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