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First Appearance: Paul's Boutique LP, July 1989
Written by: Beastie Boys
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys & Dust Brothers. Recorded at Mario G's, mixed at Record Plant. Engineered by Mario Caldato, assisted by Allen Abrahamson. Originally released on Capitol Records.
Behind the Beats and Lyrics...
- "Let the Music Take Your Mind" by Kool & the Gang from the single "Let the Music Take Your Mind"(1969)
- "Southern Comfort" by The Crusaders from the album Southern Comfort (1974)
- Hawthorne Wingo (1947- ) - a basketball player who played with the New York Knicks
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) - a French military leader and conqueror
- Cezanne - Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), a French impressionist painter
- Joe Blow the Loverman - a character and line in the 1974 film Dolemite
- Fruit Stripe Gum - a popular brand of chewing gum
Sample & Reference Breakdown
- Bassline - a sample from "Southern Comfort" by The Crusaders
- Bass and guitar solo - a sample from "Let the Music Take Your Mind" by Kool & the Gang
- "Peepin'to the colors, I be buggin'on Cezanne" - refers to Cezanne's unique use of color in his paintings
"...a selection of snippets of New York life loosely bound together by their shared brevity; it forms a sort of final summary of what Paul's Boutique is all about" - paraphrased from Rhyming & Stealing: A History of the Beastie Boys by Angus Batey, 1998
No Known Performances in Concert.