Published on May 10th, 2012 | by Alan Cross2
“Three Idiots Create a Masterpiece”
This was supposedly a headline in a Rolling Stone review of the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill. With the death of MCA last week, there’s renewed interested in everything the band did, including the original evaluations of their work.
Casey is the one who brought this one to my attention. Here’s the email:
Have you ever seen this supposed review in your research?
I have the RS Cover-to-Cover set and I can’t find it.
Mike D used the phrase in a 2004 interview with the Miami Herald, but he was talking about Paul’s Boutique.
If all these reporters are repeating some phony BS, would you please publicly shame them for their lack of journalistic skill and/or poor memory?
Can anyone shed light on this?