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Brrr Stick 'Em Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Right Right Now Now single (Japanese import) 2004
Written by: Beastie Boys, Mark Morales, Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Published by Brooklyn Dust Music / Universal - Polygram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) / EMI Longitude Music / Fat Brothers Music (BMI)

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...

Samples:

  • "Bionic Berserker" courtesy of Peter Pan Records
  • "Stick 'Em" performed by The Fat Boys from The Best Part of the Fat Boys

References:

  • Sousaphone - a form of bass tuba used in brass bands
  • Human Beatbox - beatboxing's early pioneers include Doug E. Fresh (The "Original" Human Beatbox), Biz Markie, and Buffy from the Fat Boys. The term 'beatboxing' is derived from the mimicry of the first generation of drum machines, then known as beatboxes
  • Ty-D-Bowl - a liquid cleanser/disinfectant for the toilet bowl, developed in 1958 by Harry O'Hare Sr. and still sold today by Sara Lee Corporation
  • Cyborg - a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device
  • The Disco Three - original name of the Fat Boys
  • "Jam On It" - electro hip-hop classic released in early 1980's by Newcleus
  • Newcleus - electronic hip-hop group formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1979, consisting of Ben "Cozmo D" Cenac, Yvette "Lady E" Cook, Monique Angevin, and Bob "Chilly B" Crafton
  • Caduceus - in ancient Greece and Rome, a herald's wand or staff, especially, the staff of Hermes or Mercury
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - a novel by science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1941-1982) and used as the basis of the 1982 film Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford
  • Replicant - a creation of science fiction author Philip K. Dick, in his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (later made into the movie Blade Runner). Created by the Tyrell Corporation (Rosen Corporation in the book) sometime in the twenty-first century, replicants are androids formed through genetic engineering. They are equal in intelligence to their human creators, but they lack basic empathy. This makes them incredibly dangerous to humans, and elite bounty hunters are paid exorbitant amounts to track down and "retire" (kill) them
  • Skin job - used in the film Blade Runner, a somewhat offensive term Police Captain & veteran chief Harry Bryant used to describe Replicants
  • HAL 9000 - the spaceship supercomputer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the 1968 film written by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke and directed by Kubrick
  • Ghee - a semi-liquid form of butter from which the water and milk solids have been removed by heating and straining
  • Do-Re-Mi - in music, the syllables used for the first three tones of the diatonic scale
  • Boulangerie (French) - a bakery that specializes in baking and selling bread
  • Robotron - a popular 1980's arcade video game in which the player is a mutant human with the ability to shoot energy pulses in eight different directions. The goal is to save humanity from their own creation - the Robotrons
  • Gorf - an arcade game released in 1981 by Midway. The player controls a slow-moving spaceship which can move left and right, and to a limited extent up and down. The spaceship is armed with a single upward-firing weapon. The player must play through a series of missions. There are five different missions, and if all five are completed the game loops back to the first mission again, with the difficulty level increased. The game continues until the player loses all their lives
  • Galaga - a popular space arcade game created and manufactured by Namco in 1981. Galaga players control a spaceship and defend themselves from swarms of incoming aliens
  • Dig Dug - an arcade game released in 1982 by Namco. A popular game based on a simple concept, it was also available as a home video game available on many consoles, and had many arcade and home clones. Dig Dug's objective is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters
  • Mix Master - Mix Master Mike, Beastie Boys DJ, turntable extraordinaire, and member of the San Francisco turntable crew, the Invisibl Skratch Piklz
  • One-eyed Jacks - face cards on which the figure is shown in profile, such as the jack of spades, the jack of hearts, and the king of diamonds in standard packs of cards
  • Suicide Kings - a slang name given to the king of hearts in a deck of playing cards. In standard decks, it appears that he is stabbing himself in the head with his sword
  • Uncle Freddie - Adam Yauch's uncle; also known for yelling "Save me the tukkus!" after the Yauch's Thanksgiving Day meal
  • Horseradish - a coarse, common garden herb of the mustard family
  • Gefullte fish (gefilte, gefillte) - a Yiddish term for a white fish that has been flaked and mixed with eggs, seasonings, and sometimes meal, formed into balls or oval-shaped cakes and poached in a fish stock

Sample & Reference Breakdown:

  • "You're like the Ty-D-Bowl man spinning down the drain" - The Ty-D-Bowl man was the advertising mascot for the Ty-D-Bowl Company. In their commercials, the Ty-D-Bowl man floated inside a toilet water basin and greeted a TV housewife when she lifted the basin lid and proceeded to sell her and the viewing audience the advantages of Ty-D-Bowl cleaner & disinfectant
  • "We're gonna change our name to The Disco Three" - The Fat Boys original group name was The Disco Three (documented in the 1985 film Krush Groove starring Run DMC, the Fat Boys, Sheila E., Kurtis Blow, and the Beastie Boys)
  • "Brr, stick 'em, ha-ha-ha, stick 'em" - Sampled from "Stick "Em" performed by the Fat Boys from The Best Part of the Fat Boys
  • "I'm like "Danger, Will Robinson! Danger, Will Robinson!"
  • "Danger, Will Robinson!" - a catchphrase derived from television's Lost in Space which characterizes the relationship between the robot and Will Robinson. The autonomous robot takes a protective attitude toward Will, and alerts him to dangerous situations
  • "We jam on it like Newcleus" - Newcleus's "Jam On It" was a follow-up track to their popular 1983 electro classic "Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)"
  • "Well, either way you're going to sow just what you reap" - A popular teaching of the Bible's New Testament is the principle that "you reap what you sow." It bascially means "what you do comes back to you" - you plant the seeds (sow), and then later you gather the resulting harvest (reap). The harvest that you reap depends on the kind of seeds you sow
  • "Yo HAL, open the fuckin doors to the pod!" - HAL 9000 is the spaceship supercomputer in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. At one point in the movie, HAL malfunctions and attacks the crew of the Discovery and endangers the mission until he is shut down by the astronaut Dave Bowman (Kier Dullea). One much-quoted exchange from the movie occurs as HAL tries to trap Bowman outside the ship: Bowman: "Open the pod bay doors please, Hal." HAL: "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."
  • "Like one-eyed jacks and suicide kings / You want wildness, wild I bring" - One-Eyed jacks are wild cards

Released Versions:

Brrr Stick Em
Brrr Stick Em (DJBC Remix)
Brrr Stick Em (Mr Shammi Instrumental Remix)
Brrr Stick Em (Mr Shammi Remix)

Live:

No Known Performances in Concert.

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