Vidiot: Beastie Boys “Sabotage”
This has always been one of my all time favorite music videos. It aired constantly on MTV right before they started taking the “music” out of “Music Television.” The video screams “Bad ass-ness.” Directed by Spike Jonze and the “B Boys” first single released off of their fourth studio album “Ill Communication.”
According to Wikipedia.org: “In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Sabotage” #475 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at #46 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks, and was ranked #19 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s list.”
The video pays homage to the 1970’s crime shows like Hawaii Five-O and Starsky and Hutch. Complete with the “sliding over the hood of a car- bad guy tackle” and the ” donut break.” This video will make you want to grow out your bitchin stache and invest in some mirrored aviator sunglasses.