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Production Credits:

Desperado


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First Appearance: not commercially released
Written by: Beastie Boys
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Rick Rubin, co-produced by Beastie Boys

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...

Samples

  • "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" by Hugo Montenegro from the album The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1966)
  • "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson from the single "Different Strokes/Sorry Bout Dat" (1967)

References

  • Abbott & Costello - Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, a long-running comedic duo in the 1940's
  • Jello - a namebrand gelatin dessert
  • Big Bird - an 8-foot yellow Muppet bird on the television show "Sesame Street"
  • Gucci - luxury brand of fashion clothing and accessories
  • Abe Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th president of the United States
  • Enchilada - a tortilla rolled and filled with a seasoned mixture, usually containing meat, and covered with a sauce flavored with chili
  • London - capital of England

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "Uhh!" - a sample from "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson

Commentary:

Press

"...an unreleased cut [called] 'Desperado' will be included in [Rick] Rubin's Tougher Than Leather flick" - Creem, May 1987

 
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