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Nialler9 Podcast: Beastie Boys – Ill Communication

Nialler9 Podcast: Beastie Boys – Ill Communication

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On Episode 251, Niall gets the chance to talk about one of his favourite all-time records from his favourite band.

“Don’t try this at home on your dad’s stereo — only under strict hip-hop supervision..”

Join Niall and Andrea to hear why Beastie Boys’ fourth album from 1994 Ill Communication is one of the best around – with chat about how the band recorded and made it, where the put the Beasties in the context of their discography and their career, the artwork, B-sides, Adam Yauch’s spiritual enlightenment, political activism through the Milarepa Fund and Tibetan Freedom Concert and how the band addressed their previous Licensed To Ill misogyny.

Ill Communication is defined by a melting pot of hip-hop, punk, jazz-fusion, flute samples, funk, rare groove records and Tibetan monk chanting.

Plus, the brilliance of ‘Sabotage’, the Letterman performance and the best music video of all-time? And Niall reveals that his first ever website was a Beastie Boys one in 1999 that he made with his friend Ciaran.

This week’s episode is a companion podcast to our Listening Party of the album in the Big Romance on Wednesday May 29th. Buy a ticket here to join us.

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