Beastie Boys: A Musical Biography, 1st Edition

  • Jonathan A. Zwickel
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  • ISBN-10: 0313365598
  • ISBN-13: 9780313365591
  • DDC: 782.421640
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 154 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
The Story of the Band Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: To the Five Boroughs: A Brief, Pre-Beastie History of Hip-Hop and Punk Rock in New York City.
2: Some Old Bullshit: The Beasties Come Together.
3: No Sleep till Brooklyn: The Beastie Boys Are Licensed to Ill, the Rest of the World Is Appalled.
4: Drivin’ around Hollywood: The Beasties Retreat to Paul's Boutique.
5: Time for Livin’: The Beastie Boys Get Taken Seriously without Getting Serious.
6: Ya Can't, Ya Won't, Ya Don't Stop: The Beasties’ Extracurricular Activities.
7: Never Let Ya Down with the Stereo Sound: The Beastie Boys Are the Biggest Band on the Planet.
8: Ain't Nothin’ But a Good Groove: Beastie Boys as Elder Statesmen.
Selected Discography.
About the Author.