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Posted in Interest by thisisanexperiment on April 30, 2009

Sabotage- Beastie Boys. Loves it.

“Sabotage” is a 1994 song by the American hip hop group Beastie Boys. It appears on their album Ill Communication. The song’s style is characterized as rapcore, featuring traditional rock instrumentation (Adrock on guitar, MCA on bass, and Mike D. on drums), turntablescratches and heavily distorted bass guitar riffs.

In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked “Sabotage” #475 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 46 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.

This song has also appeared in the video games Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Rock Band

“Sabotage” is noted for its acclaimed music video, directed by Spike Jonze and played extensively on MTV. As an homage to (and parody of) 1970s crime drama television series like Hawaii Five-0, Streets of San Francisco, S.W.A.T., Baretta, and Starsky and Hutch, the video is presented as the opening credits of a fictional 1970s-style police show called Sabotage, with the band members appearing as the show characters. Each band member is introduced as a fictional actor, and the names of the characters are also given, effectively making the policemen fictional fictional characters.

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  1. austereprint said, on May 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I prefer “Intergalactic”.

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