All posts tagged: Beastie Boys

Spike Jonze probably directed your favourite music video

We all (or should) know that Spike Jonze as the acclaimed director of movies such as Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Being John Malkovich and Adaptation as well as a frequent guest on Jackass. However, unbeknownst to me, my first introduction to Spike Jonze came in Music Video form. He is known for making some of the best music videos of all time. In fact, the first time I saw Spike Jonze on camera I didn’t even know it was him. He was portraying the character of Richard Koufey, an eccentric character who was the leader of fictional dance group The Torrance Community Dance Group in the video for “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim. I really thought that Richard Koufey was a real person and I believe Jonze even accepted an MTV Music award for Fatboy Slim that year as Richard Koufey. My brain hurts. All that aside, Spike Jonze has a music video catalog that would make other directors look like film students. Here are just a few of the dozens he has done in …

Hits From Behind: Reverse Side of Albums (in theory)

Ever wonder what that naked baby on the cover of Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind’ would look like from behind? Well sicko, you are disgusting  and I hope we are never friends. That said, you are in luck! A person who goes by Harvezt has created a series entitled ‘The Dark Side Of The Covers’ in which we see what famous album covers may look like if they were taken from the other side of whatever is going on in the album…wow this is harder to explain then I thought. Hopefully the pictures explain it, after all they are worth a thousand words (but I got these ones on sale for 950 words, no big deal). Enjoy.