Kids Reenact Beastie Boys ‘Sabotage’ Video for Adam Yauch
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.)
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.