Thursday, August 05, 2010

"Intergalactic" by The Beastie Boys

Birthday wishes go out today to Adam Yauch who, as MCA, has been rocking audiences for more than twenty years with Beastie Boys; as can be expected, said wishes don't just emanate from the Earth but rather are - wait for it... - intergalactic in nature.

Intergalactic dropped as part of the Beastie's 1998 album Hello Nasty; the song, naturally, contains a sample from Sergei Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-sharp minor, has been used in the Futurama episode Hell Is Other Robots in which Beastie Boys appeared (as heads in jars, natch!), and even received the ultimate pop culture honour when it was included in a 'Weird Al' Yankovic polka medley, Polka Power! from his 1999 album Running with Scissors.

The award-winning video you see here was directed by ADC, under the pseudonym of Nathanial Hornblower; it's a parody of Japanese Kaiju films, specifically Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot. Duh...
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