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Crawlspace Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: To the 5 Boroughs LP, 4 June 2004
Written by: Beastie Boys
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys. Mixed by Supa Engineer "DURO" for No Question Ent./Loreal Inc. Recording engineered by Beastie Boys and Jon Weiner. Turntable Extraordinaire: Mix Master Mike. Recorded and mixed at Oscilloscope Laboratories. Mastered by Chris Athens at Sterling Sound.

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...


  • "The O.J. Chronicles" - an episode of "The Joe Frank Show" by Joe Frank and David Cross


  • Ron Popeil (1935- ) - one of America's greatest inventors, founder of Ronco Inventions LLC
  • Bloopers - "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes," a television show hosted by Dick Clark and Ed McMahon that featured outtakes, flubbed lines, and practical jokes taken from the footage of filmed television shows
  • Beatsie Boys - another name for the Beastie Boys, possibly coined by Biz Markie; in addition to this song, the band refer to themselves as Beatsie Boys in "Root Down," "Putting Shame in Your Game," "All Lifestyles" and "Nonstop Disco Powerpack"
  • Herman Munster: a Frankenstein-ish character portrayed by actor Fred Gwynne on the television show "The Munsters" (1964-1966)
  • Dr. Spock - Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998), world-famous pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care is one of the biggest-selling titles of all time; also referenced in "So What'cha Want"
  • Radio Shack - an American electronics specialty store
  • The Force - in the Star Wars films, the mystical energy that flows through all living things
  • Darth Vader - an evil Dark Lord in the Star Wars movie series; father of Luke Skywalker; also referenced in "Do It"
  • Steeple chase - a race on horseback across country in which obstacles are to be leaped
  • Tri-state area - New York's tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut
  • 200 proof - the highest proof rating of alcohol (100% alcohol)

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "I got more product than Ron Popeil" - Ron Popeil's products (Food Dehydrator, Pocket Fisherman, Rotisserie and BBQ Oven, etc.) have pulled in more than $1 billion dollars in sales
  • "But don't sleep Cochese/I'm in your crawlspace" - Nathan Wind (MCA's cop alter ego) played the role of Cochese in the "Sabotage" video
  • "What was that about?" and "You know, maintenance needs" - samples from "The O.J. Chronicles," an episode of "The Joe Frank Show" by Joe Frank and David Cross


Beastie Boys

"We were going for, like, EPMD and we wind up with MC 900 Feet Jesus? That hurts..." - Beastie Boys, 2004


"...[a] squelchy dis track [that] has each man rhyming in an innovative conversational cadence" - Peter Relic, Cleveland Free Times, June 30, 2004


Released Versions:

Crawlspace (Acapella)


No Known Performances in Concert.
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