Beastie Boys Book

Beastie Boys BookBeastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t imagine a book better capturing the artistic style of the Beastie Boys as well as this. Full of detailed stories from throughout their career, mixed with honesty, melancholy, exuberance, arrogance, anxiety and so much more. Many bios or band/artist histories make the mistake of failing to inject what makes them unique into the pages, and instead becomes a by the numbers retelling with a few pages of pics stuffed in the middle. This book feels as alive and eclectic as a Beastie album that jumps from a hip hop track to a hardcore burner to a Brazilian influenced instrumental jam. In the end, it reads like a loving tribute the soulful center of the Beasties, Adam Yauch.

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