What do zombies, Santigold, action figures and Spike Jonze have in common? Three words: The Beastie Boys. The trio, known for their original music videos and even more original rapping, combined all of the above in the video for their latest single "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" featuring Santigold. We're used to seeing the unusual from the group, from wearing every type of facial hair possible (handlebar mustaches anyone?) to becoming works of art to choosing their celebrity alter-egos. But this G.I.-Joe-doll-Arctic-adventure-turned-zombie-killing-spree takes things to a whole new level.
No stranger to awesome videos, the Boys dropped "Make Some Noise" back in April with a cast of characters -- from Chloe Sevigny to Steve Buscemi -- that you're bound to recognize. Check out the list below of the Beastie Boys' greatest videos, including their latest, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win," which quickly joined the club, "Make Some Noise" and a few of our other favorites.
WATCH "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win":
This music video encapsulates the main reason we love the Beastie Boys-- they aren't afraid to do something different. We just want to know one thing, who is the painter?
Channeling their inner construction-worker, reflective-wearing, robot-engineering heroes, the Beastie Boys engage in an epic battle of giant squid vs. robot taking the Godzilla trend to a whole new level. But don't worry, the threesome finds time amidst running through the streets of Japan and saving the world to unite in our favorite Beastie Boy hug.
The Beastie Boys step into the shoes of another favorite hero, the famed James Bond. Swords are drawn, heads are decapitated and a car chase ensue, all to find the perfect-- fondue recipe.
Complete with handle bar mustaches and 70's aviator frames, the Beastie Boys take to cleaning up the streets as policemen in their video "Sabotage".
Before the Beastie Boys gave way to the narrative and the steady stream of facial hair'ed heroes, they still were ahead of their time. In this video, Bestie Boys meets the wiggles in furry primary colors wearing bouncy moon shoes. We have nothing more to say.
A documentary of the Beastie Boys life if they had hit the charts circa 1975-- complete with ninjas, heeled shoes and disco moves. (Okay, we realize this isn't an actual "documentary", but we wish it was...)
"Make Some Noise"
By far, this video off their latest album "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two" takes the cake. The video features a star-studded cast including Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Rashida Jones, Rainn Wilson, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Adam Scott, Alicia Silverstone, David Cross, Chloe Sevigny, Maya Rudolph, Kirsten Dunst, Laura Dern, Martin Starr, Amy Poehler, Roman Coppola, Ted Danson, and Steve Buscemi. Definite highlight-- Chloe Sevigny hitting Elijah Wood over the head with a champagne bottle.