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The Blue Nun Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Check Your Head LP, 21 April 1992
Written by: Beastie Boys
Performed by: Beastie Boys
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.

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...

Samples

  • On Wine: How to Select & Serve album (voices: Kay Lande, Peter M.F. Sichel, Warren Moran)
  • "Hector" by The Village Callers from the single "Hector/I'm Leaving" (1968)

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "Our evening began in Peter Sichel's comfortable study/In his New York townhouse, where the candle light was just right..." - a sample from On Wine: How to Select & Serve album. In a May 2011 interview with The Wine Reporter, Peter Sichel explained how the sample became part of Check Your Head. According to Sichel, Beastie Boys originally heard his record On Wine: How to Select & Serve at his daughter Sylvia's apartment. (Sylvia Sichel was a friend of Adam Yauch's.) The record made an impression on the band, who had their manager contact Sichel for permission of the sample.
  • Opening drum track - a sample from "Hector" by The Village Callers

Commentary:

Press

"...a dorky ad sample" - Boston Globe, spring 1992

"...a grinning takeoff on a wine commercial" - Boston Herald, 1992

"...a snickering satire of middle-class oenophiles" - Newsweek, 1992

 

Released Versions:

The Blue Nun

Live:

No Known Performances in Concert.

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