Beastie Boys Producer Mario C Says There Is More Material
Producer Mario C (real name Mario Caldato Jr) told NME, who worked on four of the Beastie Boys albums in the 1990s says that there is a lot of material left in the band’s archives and could be released in the future, even after the death of Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch last month.
He worked with the group on 1989’s Paul’s Boutique, 1992’s Check Your Head, 1994’s Ill Communication and 1998’s Hello Nasty. He performed with the band with in house mixing on the tour. He’s even on the song “Intergalactic” in the lyric: “Mario C likes to keep it clean.“
He says he has songs which could be released in the future. He said: “There’s a handful of extra stuff from each record apart from ‘Paul’s Boutique’. I actually went through it all recently and checked out a few things that weren’t used for ‘Hello Nasty’ and there’s definitely two or three tracks that didn’t get utilized that could be utilized. We’ll take it slowly. No-one’s thinking of doing anything right away. It’s too soon.“
Mike D previously said that the band recorded with Yauch shortly before he died last month from cancer. Caldato said of that session: “The guys told me that he wanted to record. So they hung out and did what they used to do – just lay it down and have fun.“