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Dis Yourself in '89 (Just Do It) Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Love American Style EP 1989
Written by: Beastie Boys & Dust Brothers
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Engineered by Mario Caldato, assisted by Allen Abrahamson. Originally released on Capitol Records.

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...

Samples

  • "Party Time" by Kurtis Blow from the album The Best Rapper on the Scene (1983)
  • "Breakdance - Electric Boogie" by West Street Mob
  • "Hey DJ" by Malcolm McLaren and the World Famous Supreme Team
  • "Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett from the album The Wicked Pickett (1967)
  • "Foxy Lady" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience from the album Are You Experienced (1967)
  • "Ain't It Funky Now" by James Brown
  • "Shake You Down" by Gregory Abbott from the album Shake You Down (1987)
  • "Spanish Inquisition" skit from Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • "The Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet from the album Desolation Boulevard (1974)
  • "War" by Edwin Starr from the "War" single (1970)
  • "Cut the Cake" by Average White Band from the album Cut the Cake (1975)
  • "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow" by Rhythm Heritage from the album Disco-Fied (1976)
  • "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band from the album Bongo Rock (1973)
  • "Boogie on Reggae Woman" by Stevie Wonder from the album Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
  • "Jungle" by Electric Light Orchestra from the album Out of the Blue (1977)

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "Hey ladies" - a sample from "Party Time" by Kurtis Blow
  • "Breakdance!" - a sample from "Breakdance - Electric Boogie" by West Street Mob
  • "Get funky" - a sample from "Hey DJ" by Malcolm McLaren and the World Famous Supreme Team
  • Scream after "hey ladies" - a sample from "Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett
  • "Foxy lady!" - a sample from "Foxy Lady" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • "Get on your back" - a sample from "Breakdance - Electric Boogie" by West Street Mob
  • "Ain't it funky now" - a sample from "Ain't it Funky Now" by James Brown
  • "Girl, I been watchin' you" - a sample from "Shake You Down" by Gregory Abbott
  • "No one expects a Spanish Inqusition!" - a sample from a Monty Python skit
  • "She thinks she's the passionate one" - a sample from "The Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet
  • "Good God!" - a sample from "War" by Edwin Starr
  • Tarzan call and jungle noises - a sample from "Jungle" by Electric Light Orchestra

Commentary:

Press

"The instrumental remix of 'Hey Ladies' is worth hearing just for its audio glimpses of how the song's many disparate parts fit together. Yet it also adds to the inspired mashups of the original, with a drum loop that is an ingenious combination of the funky Jamaican shuffle from Stevie Wonder's 'Boogie on Reggae Woman' and the percussive introduction of 'Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow,' Sammy Davis Jr.'s discofied theme from the cop show 'Baretta'." - excerpted from the 33 1/3 Series book Paul's Boutique by Dan LeRoy, 2006

 

Released Versions:

Dis Yourself in '89 (Just Do It)

Live:

No Known Performances in Concert.

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