First Appearance:The Mix-Up LP 2007 Written by: Beastie Boys & Mark Nishita Performed by: Drums: Michael Diamond. Guitars: Adam Horovitz. Horizontal & Upright Basses: Adam Yauch. Clavinet, Rhodes, Farfisa: Mark Nishita. Percussions: Alfredo Ortiz Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys. Engineered by Beastie Boys & Jon Weiner. Recorded and mixed at Oscilloscope Laboratories. Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Published by Brooklyn Dust Music/Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)/Fido-Speaks Music (ASCAP).
Behind the Beats and Lyrics...
Kangaroo rat - common name for certain rodents found in North America that have storage pouches on the outside of their cheeks. A drawing of a rat can be seen in the artwork on the back of The Mix-Up LP
"...stoner fuzak" - Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, June 2007