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Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (Capitol)

Jon Young, Musician, August 1989

HIDE THE silverware. Put the vinyl slipcovers back on the furniture. Turn Mom's picture to the wall. Those eager-to-offend Beastie Boys are back at the mike. If Paul's Boutique doesn't boast the immediate shock value of Licensed to Ill, maybe that's because vulgarians Mike D, King Ad-Rock and MCA did their job too well first time. Lord knows it's not for lack of trying.

Total word count of piece: 422


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