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Beastie Boys Book

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And so this book proves to be a beautifully creative, powerful articulation of the legacy they leave. Yauch's presence is still very much felt in this book and it's clear how much they continue to miss him. Whether it was stories of high school kids just trying to emulate their musical heroes, bizarre interactions with the music industry execs, weird things that happened on tours, places they lived, people they met along the way, or oh so many pranks - I never felt let down. This was so disappointing, juvenile humour, nothing of interest really said as everyone was nice to them. Mike D and Adrock take turns writing brief little articles about their rise, their fall, their rise, their fake moustache closet, MCA's decades-long prank on Adrock involving a haunted demon ring, their relationships with other artists and, most especially, their relationships with each other.

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. It’s a wonder audiobooks bother with just one author when this smorgasbord of a-list voices proves such fun. Instead, the tone is almost conversational, and as I acclimated myself to their respective writing styles, I began to feel as if I was having one-on-one conversations with Adam and Mike, and it reached a point where I stopped looking at who was writing the new chapter, because I started to understand how the two men wrote. Run-DMC and The Sugerhill Gang was blaring out of tape cassettes while cars cruised through Brooklyn and Harlem. It's a love letter to friendship, to music (all of it), to New York City, to beat-up musical gear, to mixtapes, to exploration.My initial experience was with the audiobook - which featured a long list of celebrity voice talents to add to the fun and supplement narration by band members Mike D. Horovitz comes on like a borscht belt comedian, but beneath that he is urgent, incredulous, kind of vulnerable. The stories are mostly hilarious or weird or weird and hilarious, like, Yauch and Mike D had an apartment with an asphalt floor! but I was drawn in by the personalities, and so in 2012, I mourned Adam Yauch the way most people mourned Michael Jackson.

The inspiration for the Spike Jonze 'live documentary' Beastie Boys Story, coming soon to Apple TV+.

It’s important to remember that the Beasties reached the height of their fame firing the analog musket in the digital revolution. 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. They will forever mourn their loss of Adam Yauch who is an inspiration in what one person can do when they have drive to learn, take risks and try new things. Not only did the above celeb make an appearance but Ben Stiller, Elvis Costello, Jon Stewart, Bette Midler BETTE FUCKING MIDLER! The book is a beautiful tribute to the long-lasting friendship of the "boys" and their departed bandmate, Adam Yauch (MCA).

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