The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3)

The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3)

The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3)

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.


Title entry in Publishing News

'The idea was simple: to ask a group of authors to each write a book about a classic album. What emerged became Continuum's 33 1/3 series. Without guidelines or rules, each author embraced their own favourite album and chose exactly how they wanted to write about it.As a result, each book is by turn anecdotal, obsessive, technical and personal, but always passionate.' (Swell Music, December 2006)

Extract in Word, April 2007

"...recognized as acultish, kaleidoscopic classic...a frequently illuminating and entertainingtale..."- Stevie Chick, Mojo (Mojo)

"Just how the hell did three snot-nosed party boys from Brooklyn go from fighting for the right to party to creating...

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