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Mark on the Bus Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Check Your Head LP, 21 April 1992
Written by: Mark Nishita
Performed by: Mark Nishita
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...


  • Character diologue from Wild Style, a 1983 hip-hop graffiti film
  • "Mr. Roberts #1" from National Lampoon's That's Not Funny, That's Sick! (1977)

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "I dream I'm on an island with that foxy lady too" - possibly refers to "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix
  • "That's insane, you're stupid. Huh? You should sleep late man, it's much easier on your constitution" - sample from "Mr. Roberts #1" from National Lampoon's That's Not Funny, That's Sick! (1977). The Mr. Roberts character is played by Christopher Guest, and the bass player is played by Bill Murray.
  • "You're wild man...wild!" - sample of the between-song banter from Venom vocalist Cronos when they played live at City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1986



"The Beasties even whisper-croon on the album" - Rolling Stone, 1992


Released Versions:

Mark on the Bus


Performed in 21 known Concerts.

First known Performance:
04-Aug-1992 : San Jose State, San Jose, CA, United States

Last known Performance:
10-Jun-2009 : Orange Peel, The, Asheville, NC, United States

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