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
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