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The Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique (Capitol)

Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, LA Weekly, 20 July 1989

THE BEASTIE Boys make an unbelievable transition here, from juvenile delinquents to psychedelic gurus, from the vulgar to the sublime. This record will quite likely blow the minds of Valley goobers who spent their halcyon days cruising Hollywood blaring Licensed To Ill, with its songs about homeless rockabilly winos and egg wars and nature trips. They namedrop Kerouac, Salinger and Chuck Woolery; they sample Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Screamin' Jay Hawkins...

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