Contact Us

Kids Reenact Beastie Boys ‘Sabotage’ Video for Adam Yauch

Sabotage kids
Vimeo

When one thinks of the Beastie Boys’ song ‘Sabotage,’ one can’t help but conjure up images of the Spike Jonze-directed video for the tune, a parody of cop shows from the ’70s which featured the Beasties in fake mustaches and a lot of polyester.

But ‘Sabotage’ is also very much about Adam Yauch, whose thumping bass playing and gruff voice makes the song musically. (He was also the only one of the trio to play multiple roles in the video.)

As you already know, Yauch passed away earlier this month. To pay tribute to ‘MCA,’ filmmaker James Winters had his two young kids and nephew reenact the legendary ‘Sabotage’ video.

What’s neat about the effort is that it’s not really a scene-by-scene reenactment. Instead it’s more of a homage to the original’s random DIY vibe.

Interestingly, there were no (fake) guns in the original ‘Sabotage,’ perhaps because that would draw the ire of MTV’s censors. But the 2012 version does feature the appropriate fire power for a police force on the edge.

Check out the original ‘Sabotage’ video below for comparison.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://thefw.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!