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• Looks at the band's beginnings, in and the influence, of the New York art-punk scene

• Shows how, loud and obnoxious about their rampant eclecticism, the Beastie Boys initially made a lot of veteran musicians and music critics uneasy

• Examines the playful blend of rock and rap, pop and underground, old and new that became the Beastie Boys M.O. and a defining characteristic of their career



• A timeline captures key events in the life of the band and its members

• Photos show the band members and their performances

• A selected discography reviews the band's work over the years

Book Description

No matter where they focused their energies, the Beastie Boys have defined success by their own standards. The New York City trio—Michael Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch, and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz—are a force of nature, still going strong after 20 years and 40 million records sold.

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Product Details

  • Series: The Story of the Band
  • Hardcover: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031336558X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313365584
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,282,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonathan Zwickel lives and writes in Seattle. He's senior editor at City Arts magazine and contributes to Spin, the Believer, MSN Music, and more. He really likes tacos.

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Really sets the standard for what musical biographies should be. Full of facts, insights, and really surprising and fun details, the narrative is brisk and illuminating. I started listening to the Beasties from their beginning, and they are treated with class and critical discernment by this remarkable book-length profile. Props and highly recommended to pop music writing fans and scholars.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mike on January 21, 2011
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Well written and researched...this book is a must have for anyone looking to expand thier knowledge of the Beasties or hIp hop in general.

'Cause life ain't nothing but a good groove
A good mix tape to put you in the right mood
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