Author(s): Leroy Dan
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. But, "Paul's Boutique" eventually transformed the Beasties from a fratboy novelty to hiphop giants.
"'A brilliant series of pocket-sized books focussing on a classic album. Each one a work of real love.' NME"
Dan LeRoy writes regularly about music and politics for The New York Times, Alternative Press, The Hartford Courant and National Review Online. His work has also appeared in Vibe, Gene Simmon's Tongue and the All Music Guide and he is the co-author of 20 Years of Mountain Stage (2003), a history of National Public Radio's musical variety show.