For any Beastie Boy fan, this book is simply amazing. It's brain candy and hard to put down. Great photos and stacks of behind-the-scenes tales of how the boys came together, found music, got signed, and became a global phenomena. Also, lots of interesting insight into their influences, recording techniques, and the background behind individual songs.For me, this book is a real treat. I love these guys and always will. When Licensed to Ill dropped, my circle of friends in high school were blown away. We were already into rap (Run DMC, Eric B and Rakim, LL, etc.) and metal (Led Zep, Iron Maiden, Metallica)… so when the Beasties hit it was an amazing blend of the music we already loved. We thought, Who are these guys??? And I'm still curious about their full back story, so I haven't put this book down for a couple days now.And they just got better over time. Awesome band, great book. Get it this one.