A Sampler's Guide to Paul's Boutique



The best thing about the Beastie Boys fan community is the kindness of its members. The generosity and goodwill shared among fans amazes me. Fans are constantly doing nice things for other fans -- for no reason other than to be nice. A shared positive spirit exists among Beastie Boys fans that one does not find often in other bands’ fan communities -- or in any type of community, for that matter. In general, Beastie Boys fans are a lot like the band: goofy and huge-hearted.

Fans often write to me to share interesting stories and material with the fan community via Mic to Mic, Beastiemania.com, and now Wall to Wall. One fan contacted me recently to share a dvd that he compiled. "A Sampler's Guide to Paul's Boutique" is a collection of the songs the Beastie Boys sampled on their ground-breaking and much-loved album. The dvd, which is available to download in two parts via Wall to Wall [NEW LINKS: Part 1 and Part 2], includes printable cover art and a tracklist that details how the songs were sampled.

Props to JB for making this dvd available to the fan community. It contains educational material that every serious Beastie Boys should listen to and study. Many of the songs are out-of-print, hard-to-find, or available on vinyl only. The free download is accompanied with a message to support the artists and buy their records if you like what you hear.

If you have something you would like to share with the fan community, please email us or send a PM to Klepto or Midzi on the Beastie Boys Message Board.

11 comments:

11:17 AM Saber said...

whoa..major props!

11:33 AM Emily said...

Thanks a lot! :)

1:01 PM funkyfour said...

i always wanted to put the same thing together but never got around to doing it

thanks

1:48 PM friis said...

Haha, kind of creepy. I was just starting to listen to some of these songs I already have, and wondered if I wanted to organize them like this.
But yeah, thanks a lot. I’m really looking forward to get this.

5:39 PM brooklyndust said...

i am always on the look out for orginal samples. this is great!

9:06 PM Nathan said...

Brilliant!

9:14 PM Danielle said...

I appreciate the effort put into making the collection. It couldn't have been done in one day.

Thank you very much!

12:55 AM holly said...

how do i print out the artwork in normal size, as well as the tracklisting?

12:55 AM pshabi said...

Who's behind Wall to Wall?

9:11 AM Hot Sauce said...

@pshabi: See this post that explains it all.

Or are you asking about who is contributing to it? Right now, it's Klepto, Friis, Midzi, and me. If you're interested in contributing, P, (or if anyone is interested) please email me. Basic html knowledge is required.

9:15 AM Hot Sauce said...

@Holly: Make sure that you use the artwork files that are included in the ZIP folder that you download -- not the images I posted here at Mic to Mic.

The dvd compiler sized the images so they should print at the required size. You might need to adjust your printer settings.

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