Friday, August 3, 2012

Single Notes Book Review: Beastie Boys

Single Notes Book Review
Every Day I Take A Wee: The Beastie Boys 
And The Untimely Death of Suburban Folklore
By Christopher R. Weingarten

Book author and senior editor at SPIN magazine Christopher R. Weingarten explores the first time he was introduced to the Beastie Boys album Licensed To Ill and how it impacted his childhood almost immediately. He explores how the record infiltrated the suburbs of America to introduce many rock n' roll only kids to rap music. His book is a chronological journey of ill beginnings at age seven up through the present day. He explains every detail he has learned about the album through the years and how a journey to New York translated misheard lyrics. Here is the author explaining the book in his own words:



RD80s Review:
Every Day I Take A Wee: The Beastie Boys And The Untimely Death of Suburban Folklore is an unadulterated journal detailing the author's youth through adulthood as it pertains to Licensed To Ill. I learned some very interesting facts about the album and was entertained how his discovery of rap was similar to my own experience (but with Run D.M.C.'s Raisin' Hell in my case.) If you were a fan of the album, you will be a fan of this book.

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Every Day I Take A Wee: The Beastie Boys And The Untimely Death Of Suburban Folklore - A Single Notes Book

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Pictures and video courtesy Rhino.Com and Warner Music Group.