Paul's Boutique

Paul's Boutique

Book - 2006
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Derided as one-hit wonders, estranged from their original producer and record label, and in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, the Beastie Boys were written off by most observers before even beginning to record their second album - an embarrassing commercial flop that should have ruined the group's career. But not only did "Paul's Boutique" eventually transformed the Beasties from a fratboy novelty to hiphop giants, its sample-happy, retro aesthetic changed popular culture forever.
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2006
ISBN: 9780826417411
0826417418
Branch Call Number: 782.42 Le
Description: x, 129 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

This is a highly-enjoyable look at the hip-hop trio's attempt to break away from their beer-swilling, frat boy image with their second album. A Capitol Records executive takes a big chance on what everyone calls a novelty act as Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock leave their hometown (NYC) and label (Def J... Read More »


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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

This is a highly-enjoyable look at the hip-hop trio's attempt to break away from their beer-swilling, frat boy image with their second album. A Capitol Records executive takes a big chance on what everyone calls a novelty act as Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock leave their hometown (NYC) and label (Def Jam) behind for California.

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