Amazon Music is helping to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the Beastie Boys album, Ill Communication, with the release today of a mini-documentary called Still Ill: 25 Years of ‘Ill Communication’ by the Beastie Boys. Scroll down to check it out…
Fan favorite tracks like “Sure Shot,” “Root Down,” “Get It Together,” and even “Sabotage” made their appearances on this album and it’s very worthy of a review.
The documentary also features archival footage and commentary from musical collaborators Mario Caldato Jr. and “Money” Mark Nishita.
‘Still Ill: 25 Years of the Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication’ features Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz diving deep into the making of the band’s epic 1994 album – and, arguably, one of their high points as artists and generational touchstones. The 15-minute documentary tracks the Beastie Boys’ rejuvenation in the years after the release of 1989’s Paul’s Boutique – now considered a masterpiece but at the time a commercial flop – first with 1992’s Check Your Head and ultimately with Ill Communication, which produced the epic single and music video “Sabotage” and returned them to playing arenas.
Along with the video you can watch below, there is also audio documentary of the same name, exclusive to Amazon Music, “a 40+ minute deep dive featuring longer interviews with Horovitz and Diamond as well as six full songs from Ill Communication.”