Dinosaur Pile-Up have entered a sci-fi world filled with aliens in the video for their cover of Run DMC‘s single, ‘It’s Tricky’.
This is what vocalist/guitarist Matt Bigland had to say about it.
“We basically wanted a chance to make our own Beastie Boys/Busta Rhymes esque video, but for a Run DMC song. So when Amazon Music kindly agreed to put a video into production we were like OK LET’S GOOOO!!
‘It’s Tricky’ is such a fun song, so we wanted to make sure the video wasn’t taking itself too seriously and that the end result would be a party. We also wanted to include us getting abducted by aliens (because why not?), us dressed up AS THE ACTUAL ALIENS ABDUCTING OURSELVES because I’m into that ‘same person playing both roles’ thing, a scene that kind of reminded us of Foo Fighter’s ‘Monkey Wrench’ video (because it’s cool as hell) and as much 90s sci-fi special effects as we were allowed to include because we were brought up on that shit.
I put this to director Ralph Fuller (GrainFreeze) and basically said “hey do you wanna have a shit load of fun making a video about aliens?” and he was instantly sold. However, when we turned up to shoot on the day, we found ourselves stood in a legit movie studio with seemingly countless people running around with 40 foot green screens and back drops of the Grand Canyon and shit.
I realised that it had all gotten horrendously out of hand, and that our little idea of “let’s make a fun/stupid Beastie Boys music video about us getting abducted by aliens” had turned into a legit Busta Rhymes music video that was actually gonna look really really sick. I then instinctively ate a chimichanga that was way too hot for me, donned a news anchor suit with the actual universe printed on it, and went on to deliver a performance many critics are describing as ‘kind of ok in a Ted Danson kind of way’. All in all, it was a huge success.”
You can stream and watch the video for their cover of ‘It’s Tricky’ below.