Saturday, May 12, 2012

Classic Material: Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique Album Release Party (1989)

We're on some Beastie Boys shit right now for obvious reasons. This is some random footage from the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique album release party June 29th, 1989. 48+ minutes of random footage to be exact. The coolest thing about this party is that it's from the top of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood. The first part is coverage of the actual record release party. I mean they are filming the promo poster displays, a flag waving in the wind, people eating the catering, people looking at balloons, people chatting with the Beastie Boys, and basically just people hanging out a record label shindig. Even the president of Capitol Records makes a little speech. This looks like its a media only thing and probably the last thing these three wanted to be doing. The second half is an interview with the Beastie Boys about all kinds of stuff including the Paul's Boutique album, "white rapper" topic, a bunch of questions they think are stupid, and a ton of other stuff relevant to Hip-Hop in 1989.