The Beastie Boys return to the music video for “Sabotage”

The Beastie Boys return to the music video for “Sabotage”
The Beastie Boys return to the music video for “Sabotage”

A new version of the Beastie Boys music video for the series “ Footnotes » from Vevo contains anecdotes about the creation of the video directed by Spike Jonze.

Ill Communicationthe Beastie Boys’ 1994 classic, turns 30 this year, and as part of the celebration, the band has teamed up with Vevo for a special annotated version of the video ” Sabotage ».

The clip, which is part of the series “ Footnotes » from Vevo, is full of information on the video directed by Spike Jonze, in which MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D pay homage to the detective series of the seventies. According to one of the annotations, Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) had long had the idea for a video in which the group would disguise themselves as undercover cops. The concept was taken up, and finally implemented, for the video of “ Sabotage » when Jonze showed up to a photoshoot wearing a wig and fake mustache.

Among the other anecdotes scattered in the clip: the video of “ Sabotage ” was shot with a small enough crew that everyone could fit in a single van, which not only allowed Jonze and the Beastie Boys to shoot the video around Los Angeles without a permit, but also eased the awkwardness of the group to the idea of ​​shooting big-budget music videos on large film sets.

Furthermore, Jonze declared that the music video for “ Sabotage » resembled the films he made in high school, “ weird glasses, fake mustaches, flour as fake coke. It’s funny to realize that I was doing the same thing again, but much better. »

There are even some anecdotes about the creation of the song itself, including a revelation from the Beastie Boys’ recent book that an earlier version of ” Sabotage » featured a sample of Queen Latifah. The song was also inspired by the idea that longtime Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato Jr. was trying to sabotage the group because he was frustrated by their indecisiveness when it came to completing tracks.

Ill Communication was released on May 31, 1994. As part of the album’s 30th anniversary, the band pressed a special new vinyl reissue similar to a limited run version from 2009. The three-disc set includes 12 bonus tracks, including rarities, remixes and live recordings.

Jon Blistein

Translated by the editorial staff

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