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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This look at the Beastie Boys' pioneering second album documents the group's move away from Def Jam to Capitol Records as well as their attempt to change their frat boy image.

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CRRL_CraigG 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_CraigG 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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