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Lee Majors Come Again Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Lee Majors 7" (US Promo) April, 2009
Written and Produced by: Beastie Boys
Published by: Brooklyn Dust Music/Universal-Polygram International Publishing Inc. (ASCAP)
Recorded by: Beastie Boys, Jon Weiner, and Andre Kelman at Oscilloscope Laboratories
Mixed by: Beastie Boys and Philippe Zdar at Electric Lady Studios, NYC; Assistant Mix Engineer: Pet Bischoff
Mastered by: Vlado Meller at Universal Mastering Studios, NY; Assisted by Mark Santangelo

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...

Samples

  • "All Aboard the Rocket Ship" by Chip Welson

References

  • Sleestak a green humanoid creature with both reptilian and insectoid features in the television series Land of the Lost (19741976)
  • Haymaker a boxing term for a large, swinging circular punch starting from a cocked-back position with the arm at a longer extension than the hook and all of the boxer's weight behind it. Also known as a roundhouse or sucker-punch
  • Roundhouse - see "Haymaker" above
  • A7 - a legendary New York City hardcore club, located at Avenue A and East 7th Street (thus the name A7); A7 is where the Beastie Boys played their first paid gig
  • Mormon missionary - a member of the Mormon Church whose mission is to spread the gospel
  • Lee Majors (1939- ) - an American actor known for his TV roles in the 60s through the 80s, most notably The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Six Million Dollar Man - a television show (1974-1978) starring Lee Majors as Colonel Steve Austin, an ex-astronaut with bionic limbs
  • Six Dil-Million Dollar Man - During the first live appearance of this track, Beastie Boys made a big deal about how Mike likes to call Lee Majors the Six Dillion Dollar Man. So, obviously, it was a flub that they thought was funny and kept in the song.
  • Kung-Fu grip - a hand design alteration in G.I. Joe-like action figures that allows the doll's fingers to grip objects in a more lifelike fashion
  • Apple Bottoms - a women's fashion and lifestyle brand launched by recording artist Nelly in 2003
  • Von Dutch - an American clothing company that gained popularity when celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Ashton Kutcher began wearing its fashions; over time the brand became a symbol of douchery, ironically because of the celebrity embrace
  • Ugg - a large American footwear company, best known for its sheepskin boots; similar to Von Dutch, the brand was embraced by celebrities who popularized it
  • Sneeze guard - a glass barrier set up around a small area for protection, usually used in food preparation or serving areas

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "Haymaker, roundhouse, show can't continue/At the roller rink down in Virginia" - This lyric refers to an incident that occurred at a concert at College Park Skating Center in Virginia Beach on May 24, 1986. As Beastie Boys took to the stage, Mike D was punched in the face by the sound equipment man, who was angry that the band caused a microphone stand to fall on the floor. MCA came to Mike's defense, tackling the 400 pound sound equipment man. John-Joseph Gibbs of the band The Odd Couple, who opened at the concert that night, described the incident: "MCA vigorously fought General Joe [the sound equipment man] on stage with the microphone and allowed for the release and escape of Mike D." [Read more details about the incident in the Gigography.]
  • "Easy now, star" - possibly a reference to a lyric in "Rock Dis Funky Joint" by Poor Righteous Teachers ("Easy now, star/they know who we are")
  • "My DJ's so nasty, he needs a sneeze guard" - Mix Master Mike's DJ booth on tour has a plexiglass wall that the Beastie Boys joke about looking like a sneeze guard

Released Versions:

Lee Majors Come Again
Lee Majors Come Again vs. Da Funk (Cut Chemist Remix)

Live:

Performed in 2 known Concerts.

First known Performance:
09-Jun-2009 : Rams Head, Baltimore, MD, United States

Last known Performance:
10-Jun-2009 : Orange Peel, The, Asheville, NC, United States

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