The Beastie Boys: So Long, Suckers!
Lloyd Bradley, Q, June 1987
A curse has come upon the youth of America. It turns boys into beer-swilling, lecherous nerds. It makes girls dress with scant regard for common decency. It causes guardians of moral virtue to wring their hands and weep. Yet its perpetrators are three mild-mannered middle-class rich kids with doting parents and an appalling habit of saying Please and Thank You.
Lloyd Bradley discovers the truth about The Beastie Boys.
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