Throwback Thursday ‘Intergalactic’ by Beastie Boys (1998)
Perseverance landed on Mars, y'all! Sounds pretty intergalactic to me!
"Intergalactic" by Beastie Boys was the first single off of their fifth album, Hello Nasty.
According to Wikipedia, "The single hit number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it the band's third top-40 single, and it also reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, where it remains the band's biggest hit in the country. It received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999."
"Intergalactic" also peaked at #4 on the US Alternative Airplay chart and #6 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.
Rap, alternative, and dance accolades. What a diverse group and song?!
The music video for "Intergalactic" was actually directed by group member Adam Yauch, however, he used the name Nathaniel Hörnblowér. It was filmed on location at the Shibuya and Shinjuku train stations in Tokyo.
The music video features a giant robot fighting a giant octopus thing all while the Beastie Boys run around town trying to help, I think.
The guys are seen wearing Japanese construction workers' uniforms. The music video is meant to be a bit of a satire, but ultimately paying homage to Japanese Kaiju films.
Wikipedia states, "The video was a regular on Total Request Live and won the award for Best Hip-Hop Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. The Beastie Boys performed "Three MC's and One DJ" and "Intergalactic" at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards."