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Beastie Boys Book

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more. I’ve follow the boys since ‘87 and was fortunate to meet Adrock and Mike D at the London book signing, I read the book and bought the audio version too.

These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. In a book with 100 chapters, the fact that only four or five of them felt a little useless says a lot. It's easy to read in that sections are short, conversational and enhanced with beautiful photography. If this book were a Beastie Boys album (and it is as inventive, effervescent and FUN as their records), it would be my third favorite.but I was drawn in by the personalities, and so in 2012, I mourned Adam Yauch the way most people mourned Michael Jackson. 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.

The stories are largely chronological but there are hardly any mentions of years or dates, making it hard to tell exactly when things are happening; the only real clues are the mentions of albums or songs. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. It is, most of all, a love letter from two fellow travelers to the companion no longer by their side. Publication dates are subject to change (although this is an extremely uncommon occurrence overall). So whenever he got thirsty or hungry he'd get up, do the reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaach to the fridge and show all his bits before getting back into the tub.Being they're only 6-8 years older and Boston and NY are pretty close I remember so many of the clubs and small bands that didn't make it which they reference. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. So, reading this book not only gave me more insight about their lives, it also sparked my own memories of my life as it was partly soundtracked by their music.

Mike is pretty deliberate and organized, whereas Adam's mind is racing all over the place, and you constantly find him doubting his recollection of certain events. Next I downloaded the eReader version from my library to check out the pictures referenced throughout.The book is a beautiful tribute to the long-lasting friendship of the "boys" and their departed bandmate, Adam Yauch (MCA).

They made me want to go out and listen to bands I haven't heard in years ranging from Sly and Family Stone, Black Flag, Bad Brains, The Jam, The Cure. I realised, reading this, I grew up with this band - watched them grow up; they represent a lot to me - they have talent but aren't extraordinary, so it's believable, it always seemed achievable - they were flawed too. For more than twenty years, this band has had a wide-ranging and lasting influence on popular culture.The only weak point for me was when they got on a tear about listing artists that were either influential or some DJ would spin at "x, y, or z" place and that's fine. He was an extraordinary individual and the book is chock full of great stories and anecdotes about him. The numerous short pieces that make up this book don’t so much resolve the mystery and tensions as highlight the sometimes baffling features of their collaborations. Through short anecdotes/essays detailing the Beasties Boys (beginnings, middles, and unfortunately, ending) this is really the story of three punk rock boys, using NYC as their playground and what they accomplished. It shouldn't come as a surprise to any fans that Beastie Boys have delivered an innovative, open, funny memoir, full of geeky detail to delight in.

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