Flashback Friday: Beastie Boys "Body Movin'"

February 8, 2019
Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys

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The long-awaited release of the Beastie Boys Book late last year, celebrating both the group's history and the life of Adam "MCA" Yauch, reminded all of us how vital their music still is. Twenty years ago, Beastie Boys won the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy for Hello Nasty: like so much of their work, it's playful, clever, musically adventurous - and a lot of fun. With this year's Grammy Awards just days away, let's flash back to one of its tracks. 

"Intergalactic" was also a Grammy winner that year: "Body Movin'" is a song I remember just as fondly from my college radio days. It got a solid Fatboy Slim remix (par for the course in 1999) but I prefer the original. Find both (and the delightfully silly video, directed by MCA's alter ego, Nathaniel Hornblower) below.