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If you are a music lover / music geek like me then these books from the 33 1/3 series are great ear candy. More than just a "how this great record was made" book, it covers what was going on at the time with the artists, their posse, the music industry overall, etc. Check them all out from the 33 1/3 series.
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Really enjoying the story of how one of the greatest albums got made. The background of the times and personalities at the time, and specific details of the individual tracks are great to hear... Really enjoy the story..
And the narrator is decent enough reading the facts, but he has been butchering the names of people involved... And it's been driving me crazy...
He's butchered a lead character: Adam Yauch (calling him Yuke), supporting characters Ione Skye (calling her I-on), song names (Cookie Puss is called Kook-e), and famous icon Alfred E Neuman (calling him Noyman)...
I wouldn't mind so much if it weren't for butchering one of the three main guys... I've been listening to the Beastie Boys since 89, and at first the narrator had me thinking I was pronouncing MCA's name wrong all these years... Until I heard his weird pronunciations for other names that I was sure of... It really takes you out of the flow of the story..
I drive a lot, so audiobooks are a great way to catch up on books I've wanted to read but didn't have the time... But in this case, I think I would have rather just found the paper version and read that...
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