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Reuben Is Groovin’ Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: The Young and the Useless II (Demo)
Written by: The Young and the Useless (2)

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...

Sample & Reference Breakdown:

  • Reuben Kincade - character played by actor Dave Madden on the 1970s television show the Partridge Family.
  • Nick – Nick Cooper, former Beastie Boys manager.
  • Neil – Neil Cooper (Nick’s father) former head of ROIR Records.
  • Jack Palance – Academy Award winning actor, who often played "tough guy" roles.
  • 50 hits – Sheet of fifty hits of LSD (acid).


Family & Friends:

"This song is based on the time I was arrested for jumping a subway turnstile and walking right into two transit cops with a sheet of acid in my pocket. Adam Horovitz and Dave Scilken used to call me “Reuben” after Reuben Kincaid, the Partridge Family's manager. The "penis dance" was a dance was a silly little of a more gesture than dance which I used to do for attention when I was younger." - Nick Cooper correspondence with September 20th, 2010


Released Versions:

Reuben Is Groovin'


No Known Performances in Concert.