Beastie Boys Book

Beastie Boys Book
Author: Adam Horovitz Michael Diamond
Rating: 4.55
Bestsellers Rate: 6280
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 592
Hours of reading: 9.9 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 36,68 €

About the book

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE 5-TIME EMMY NOMINATED SPIKE JONZE 'LIVE DOCUMENTARY' BEASTIE BOYS STORY, AVAILABLE ON APPLE TV+ BOOK OF THE YEAR SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, ROLLING STONE, ROUGH TRADE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'One of the greatest music books ever published.' MAX PORTER 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.


Memoir, graphic novel, cookbook, photo-journal, love letter, elegy: this vast, unwieldy, marvellous book, narrated, like the band's songs, scatter-gun style by the two surviving Beastie Boys, is as original, uncategorisable and attention-grabbing as their music. SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR



Adam Horovitz Biography

Adam Horovitz is the author of Turning, a poetry collection featuring numerous poems about the Stroud Valleys and Slad. He has worked as a journalist, ghost writer, arts editor, barman, and sheep dipper. He was poet in residence for the Glastonbury Festival's official website in 2009, and was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2012. ... Read full biography

Authors: Adam Horovitz Michael Diamond
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9780571308040
ISBN10: 057130804X
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: Main
Illustrations: w. photos and orig. ill.
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 592
Book Weight: 1580
Book Dimensions: 172x245x47
Circulation: None
Publication date: Oct. 30, 2018
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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