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First Appearance: Check Your Head LP, 21 April 1992
Written by: Beastie Boys and Mark Nishita
Performed by: Adam Yauch (bass), Michael Diamond (drums), Adam Horovitz (guitar), Mark Nishita (D6, Clav, Organ, Wurlitzer), James Bradley Jr (percussion)
Production Notes: Engineered by Mario Caldato, produced by Beastie Boys and Mario Caldato. Recorded and mixed at G-Son Studios, Atwater Village, CA. Sequenced at PCP Labs.
"...Yauch recites a druggy poem over musical backing reminiscent of the Doors" - Newsday, 1992
"...sounds like a smooth update of a Gil Scott-Heron track" - Boston Globe, 1992
"[This] surreal instrumental has a Brand New Heavies/Soul II Soul vibe that is very inviting" - The Source, 1992
"...an abstract poetic adventure [that] drowns itself in fuzzy bass licks" - Rolling Stone, 1992
"[Adam Yauch's] love vibe informs the entire album, culminating in the last song, Yauch's inspiring and inspired stream-of-consciousness rap that sounds like a cross between 'Riders of the Storm' and Robbie Robertson" - Spin, May 1992
Performed in 3 known Concerts.
First known Performance:
08-Nov-1992 : Student Center Livingston College, New Brunswick, United States
Last known Performance:
24-Nov-1992 : Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, United States