Monday, July 14, 2008

Apathy Jack writes:

Is it just me who thinks the Beastie Boys’ videos are all overrated? Sure, they take a bunch of 70’s tropes and string them together, but (and I say this as a big fan of that ridiculous 70s style) that by itself doesn’t make a good video.

However, Bloc Party got it right. In their video Flux, they do pretty much what the BB’s were doing in Intergalactic, but do it Properly. Have a look.

(As per usual, linked to rather than embedded because of the drop in quality that comes with embedding.)


Josh said...

Frankly, I've never understood the appeal of the Beastie Boys in any sense -- they always seemed like a joke band (geeky white guys rapping is barely a step up from rapping grannies) that stuck around for so long that everybody just gave up and accepted them as normal.

The Bloc Party video is a thing of beauty, though.

Blair said...

Why don't you just embed the damned thing and if people want a better quality video they can click through to youtube themselves?