Funky Boss Click for Lyrics
First Appearance: Check Your Head LP, 21 April 1992
Written by: Beastie Boys and Mark Nishita
Performed by: Adam Yauch (bass), Michael Diamond (drums), Adam Horovitz (guitar), Mark Nishita (D6, Clav, Organ, Wurlitzer), James Bradley Jr (percussion)
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...
- "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players from the album Pleasure (1972)
- "Under Mi Sensi" by Barrington Levy from the single "Under Mi Sensi" (1985)
- "Bicentennial Nigger" by Richard Pryor from the album Bicentennial Nigger (1976)
Sample & Reference Breakdown
- Speech and audience laughter - sample from "Bicentennial Nigger" by Richard Pryor
"...a slick reggae cut propelled by a slinky guitar" - Rolling Stone, 1992
Performed in 6 known Concerts.
First known Performance:
17-May-1995 : CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland, OH, United States
Last known Performance:
26-Sep-2007 : Riveria Theatre, Chicago, IL, United States