Not yet printed - 30th October 2018.
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, 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 "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; their break with Def Jam,
move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with
the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique.
For more than twenty years, this band has had a wide-ranging and lasting influence on popular culture. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys' New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.
- 592 pages
Beastie Boys Book - Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz
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- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £25.00