Saturday, January 23, 2010

Beastie Boys - Rhymin' & Stealin'

The Beastie Boys, who of course, have been rhymin' and stealin' ducats for many years now, and their classic refrain, which comes about midway through the song: "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, etc."

Here's the official video. The song, by the way, is just about as postmodernistically pop as you can get, an unexplained and unashamed celebration of imagined piracy inculcated with scores of seemingly unrelated elements ("I shot Betty Crocker, Delivered Colonel Sanders down to Davey Jones' Locker..") which gel together in a very certain and very solid framework. Due to the overall maritime theme though, I wonder if "Sinbad" is a more appropriate Nights character, but chanting "Sinbad" doesn't seem as right does it.

Enough from me:

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