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First Appearance: Alive 1999
Written by: Billy Joel
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys, engineered by Sue Dyer at RPM Studios (New York, NY). Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisc.
"Billy's a great songwriter. He's a New York native, albeit Long Island. I don't know if Billy Joel realizes that he's a straight-up B-boy. He's in the Soviet Union kicking his piano over; he battles Elton John every night on stage--you don't get any more B-boy than that!" - Michael Diamond, August 1998
Press & Print Media:
"Not part of the new Sounds of Science compilation, this oft-bootlegged in-concert desecration of the Billy Joel tune (recorded in Loreley, Germany, in the summer of '98) finally surfaces on [Alive's] vinyl - the better to capture it in all of its sneering, Pistols-like glory." - John Sakamoto's Jam! Music Anti-Hit List, November 1999
Performed in 7 known Concerts.
First known Performance:
23-Jan-1997 : Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, Australia
Last known Performance:
05-Sep-1998 : Alamodome, San Antonio, TX, United States