Beastie Boys Book also offers fascinating first-person accounts of post-punk New York City in the Eighties, the birth of mainstream hip-hop and the ways the trio matured while keeping their friendship strong and also wearing lots of silly, throwback costumes. You can only imagine how much more fun it is to hear the Beasties — and a star-studded cast of their friends — recount those stories as an audiobook. This is how an audiobook should be done. The audiobook is full of moments that are so unique to whoever is reading it. There are some poignant entries. Kate Schellenbach, a founding Beastie Boy, tells her story of being ousted from the group, her contempt for Rick Rubin and how they all reconnected after she joined Luscious Jackson. And there are stories galore about what a zany, unique, creative person Yauch was, all with the shadow of his death hanging over them. See Also. Newswire Powered by.
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Beastie Boys Book
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in , Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "ADROCK" 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 debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit number one, Licensed to Ill - and the album's messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique ; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head , Ill Communication , and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam "MCA" Yauch; and more. For more than 30 years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir, featuring a collection of voices reminiscent of your favorite mixtape. Diamond's voice is lapidary, droll.
Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. Horovitz comes on like a borscht belt comedian, but beneath that he is urgent, incredulous, kind of vulnerable.