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brooklyndust 10-31-2018 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by BBboy20 (Post 1821083)
Do I just read it or actually listen to it?

I got the audio book and listening to it already. I am waiting for my copy in the mail says it should be around Nov 2nd.

I'm planning on listening to it and reading along with it. The pics and imagery will compliment it well.

Kid Presentable 10-31-2018 07:14 AM

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Do yourself a favour and listen to it.

Bradleystp 10-31-2018 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by dave790 (Post 1821042)
Cheers Remy 👍 great find



Hard to complain with such a list that goes above and beyond but, in addition to Hurra, I find Mario C’s absence glaring.

I also wonder why these two were not involved as well. Two very involved people in Beastie history.

Laver1969 11-01-2018 03:22 PM

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As I patiently wait for the actual book to arrive, I just finished the audiobook. Anyone who is on the fence about spending money on it- I highly recommend it. It’s pure gold to hear these guys and special guests tell stories from their history in their own voices. This was definitely worth the wait...as usual. Went down several google machine rabbit holes with this thing.

I agree they should have had Mario in the audiobook. Barely discussed Hurra at all. I’d be interested in hearing their thoughts on his contributions and departure.

I’m looking forward to the LA event!

WesleyOHSnaps! 11-01-2018 04:30 PM

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I got my audiobook and I’m getting the actual book st the show on Monday. I want to listen to it and I’ve also thought of going to a book store and just buying it and returning my copy from the show, but I’m also wanting to just wait to hear the stories told by them first. I don’t know if I can make it through the weekend. Ha

pshabi 11-01-2018 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Kid Presentable (Post 1821085)
Do yourself a favour and listen to it.

I just listened to the Horovitz sample of the Yauch intro and lost my shit. It hit me just like it did watching Fallon. As much as I can be, I am a Beastie Boy. These guys shaped me and now I feel like I’m watching and listening to myself. It’s hard I explain and so weird.

M|X|Y 11-02-2018 03:31 AM

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i understand how you feel, pshabs(y)

brooklyndust 11-02-2018 10:28 AM

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So in the hot sauce section, they talk about making fake samples. I knew those were real samples.

M|X|Y 11-02-2018 11:21 AM

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I may listen to it while reading to get the full audio visual experience

Jiberish 11-02-2018 06:56 PM

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I finished it earlier today. What a read! I laughed out loud and giggled many many times. I choked up a couple of times (the Dave Psrsons story, and Kate's essay, and some of the obvious love the three of them have for each other)... but probably the best bit, or at least the bit I keep thinking about in the 7 or so hours since I last put it down were Adrock's thoughts on TT5B.

It's honestly really cool and refreshing for him to shit on it the way he does (while still showing it a lot of love. And I totally agree, and I think a lot of you do too, that if it had been a little grimier and a little more dubbed out/psychedelic (I forget how he phrased it exactly) it would have been more special.

I think a lot of us felt/feel exactly the same way.

and he laments Mario's non-involvement. That was nice to hear. I disagree that they sound "hesitant" on tt5b. I like that album, sometimes I think it's great, but it's always my least favorite. They do not sound hesitant at all.

I kind of wish they went more in depth of the working relationship they had w/ Mario and Matt Dyke and the Dust Bros. and Money Mark and MMM etc. I mean they do talk about all of that, but not in any real tangible "I can now sink my teeth into this relationship" kind of way. (there are great interviews and articles all over the internet from most of those people on their perspective of being part of the Bboys club. so I guess that's fine.)

But that is OK. That "Mitchell" story is fucking hilarious.

re: the fake samples and Adrock thinking nobody "got it". I'm pretty sure like 90% of the board were involved in a conversation about just that idea when the record first came out. I remember holding the vinyl sleeve and looking at the sample list in my laundry room and thinking "how have I never heard of Suped Up by Pump?" (or whatever.)

I was most bummed by how few pages were devoted to the last 4 albums, and by how little Mike was chiming in towards the end. But man, Adrock had some fucking funny shit to say. All in all, it was worth the wait and a more than decent read.

and it sucked that they didn't do a blurb about every song on every album. But I guess it's nice to see which songs stick out to them enough to write about.

I know I will be picking it up and leafing through random sections for years to come.

dave790 11-03-2018 03:19 AM

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I get a book at the signing so I'm holding out, but man it's tough! I might delve into the audiobook on the meantime or something.

Cool write up though. I was expecting them to rush through the latter era but it is still a shame in many ways. TT5B for me - as I've rambled on many times - is a classic, I love it to pieces. But I understand the complaints - will be interesting to read Adrock's take looking back. Even if I disagree!

Kid Presentable 11-03-2018 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by dave790 (Post 1821124)
I get a book at the signing so I'm holding out, but man it's tough! I might delve into the audiobook on the meantime or something.

Cool write up though. I was expecting them to rush through the latter era but it is still a shame in many ways. TT5B for me - as I've rambled on many times - is a classic, I love it to pieces. But I understand the complaints - will be interesting to read Adrock's take looking back. Even if I disagree!

Absolutely 100% listen to the audiobook.

brooklyndust 11-03-2018 04:22 PM

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Will Ferrell reading the Syncopation's review of Ill Communication is great!
Totally nails how pretentious it is.

brooklyndust 11-04-2018 12:27 AM

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And.... I just realized that Syncopation is a fake magazine as is the review. Thought the cover looked like Mike behind the drum kit.

Jiberish 11-04-2018 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by brooklyndust (Post 1821141)
And.... I just realized that Syncopation is a fake magazine as is the review. Thought the cover looked like Mike behind the drum kit.


Ha! You know, I googled Tim Willoughby, and syncopation after I read that chapter. I wanted to know what else he reviewed in "popular music" and if he actually liked anything. And nothing came up... I just figured I was bad at googling. hahaha That's great. This book is amazing.

cj hood 11-05-2018 01:02 PM

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Finished last night.............B/B+
-adrock carried it; D disappeared at the end
-not enought about Yauch at the end of his life
-no Hurra AND he was in L.A. last night....
-don't care for cook book, what Amy P thinks of their vids or the other fluff

-liked the focus on pre LTI, LTI & PB era's
-like Ian's website history
-liked all of Adrock's stories
-pics were great
-loved their admiration for Run DMC
-loved all the MCA stories

like the live show it sort of peters out after IC....

brooklyndust 11-05-2018 05:49 PM

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For my fellow Torontonians who have a library card, you can get the Ebook for free here: https://toronto.overdrive.com/media/3971221

If anyone wants the audio book for free, you get a free book when signing up with audible. That's how I got it for free.

brooklyndust 11-06-2018 01:18 AM

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The audio book really compliments the graphic novel. Their is more of the story on the audio book.

Bradleystp 11-06-2018 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by cj hood (Post 1821157)
Finished last night.............B/B+
-adrock carried it; D disappeared at the end
-not enought about Yauch at the end of his life
-no Hurra AND he was in L.A. last night....
-don't care for cook book, what Amy P thinks of their vids or the other fluff

-liked the focus on pre LTI, LTI & PB era's
-like Ian's website history
-liked all of Adrock's stories
-pics were great
-loved their admiration for Run DMC
-loved all the MCA stories

like the live show it sort of peters out after IC....

I agree with all of this, and will add - What about Country Mike? There has to be good stories from this time too!

YoungRemy 11-06-2018 09:24 PM

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Lol Mike casually calls Billy Corgan “Billy Pumpkin” in the lollapalooza chapter

WesleyOHSnaps! 11-07-2018 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by cj hood (Post 1821157)
Finished last night.............B/B+
-adrock carried it; D disappeared at the end
-not enought about Yauch at the end of his life
-no Hurra AND he was in L.A. last night....
-don't care for cook book, what Amy P thinks of their vids or the other fluff

-liked the focus on pre LTI, LTI & PB era's
-like Ian's website history
-liked all of Adrock's stories
-pics were great
-loved their admiration for Run DMC
-loved all the MCA stories

like the live show it sort of peters out after IC....

they said in an interview that they weren’t going to write about the end of Yauch’s life because that wasn’t anyone’s business besides theirs and his family. I have no problem with that

Kid Presentable 11-07-2018 07:51 PM

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Nice touch tho that he was rocking a bad brains t-shirt to the very end y’all.

WesleyOHSnaps! 11-18-2018 10:40 AM

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It be dope if the audiobook came out on vinyl

Bradleystp 11-18-2018 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by WesleyOHSnaps! (Post 1821292)
It be dope if the audiobook came out on vinyl

That would get quite expensive....13 records or so!

WesleyOHSnaps! 11-18-2018 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Bradleystp (Post 1821294)
That would get quite expensive....13 records or so!

Oh true.

YoungRemy 11-18-2018 08:11 PM

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The Hello Nasty “after that” explanation makes sense to me how the book doesn’t touch much upon the final years. They moved back to the City, released HN, started their families. and then 9/11 happened after that, and then they put out two more rap records and an instrumental album also happened. They continued epic tours. Bush, Obama, Trump, and here we are 20 years later. Yauch gets sick and the Beasties legacy is cut short.

It kind of feels that way to me personally, Hello Nasty was a turning point and crucial part of my life and also as a beastie boys fan so I am happy with what we were given content wise. Through the internet, they made themselves accessible enough (Oscope Cam comes to mind) and seemed like an open book unto themselves through their blogs, websites, and touring videos. They were always putting shit out. I was happy to connect with them and learn about the early years.

Brother McDuff 11-19-2018 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by YoungRemy (Post 1821296)
The Hello Nasty “after that” explanation makes sense to me how the book doesn’t touch much upon the final years. They moved back to the City, released HN, started their families. and then 9/11 happened after that, and then they put out two more rap records and an instrumental album also happened. They continued epic tours. Bush, Obama, Trump, and here we are 20 years later. Yauch gets sick and the Beasties legacy is cut short.

well stated.

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Originally Posted by YoungRemy (Post 1821296)
Through the internet, they made themselves accessible enough (Oscope Cam comes to mind) and seemed like an open book unto themselves through their blogs, websites, and touring videos. They were always putting shit out. I was happy to connect with them and learn about the early years.

i’d be hardpressed to identify another group as rewarding to follow as beasties, via inciteful, forward-thinking means of sharing auxiliary content, fan interaction, and just good ol fun ways of coloring the fan experience. and yeah, their live show prowess developed so strongly there down the stretch there.

Sir SkratchaLot 11-20-2018 12:14 PM

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I'm only up to the Paul's Boutique era but there seems to be a glaring omission as far as Rickey Powell is concerned. Don't know much about their friendship but it seemed like they were cool for many years and then I heard Rick criticize them for being too "PC", for lack of a better word. I haven't seen him mentioned at all in the book so far.

Brother McDuff 11-20-2018 05:04 PM

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among those omitted:

ricky powell
dj hurricane
eric bobo

im sure there's more.... anyone?

Micodin 11-20-2018 06:05 PM

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cey really wasn’t mentioned much.


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