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Production Credits:

Remote Control Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Hello Nasty LP, 14 July 1998
Written by: Beastie Boys
Performed by: Beastie Boys and Eric Bobo (percussion)
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys and Mario Caldato. Engineered by Mario Caldato. Recorded at G-Son Studios (Los Angeles, CA), The Dungeon (New York, NY), The Tree House (New York, NY), Ted Diamond's House of Hits (New York, NY), Soho Music Studios (New York, NY), Dessau Studios (New York, NY), RPM Studios (New York, NY). Second engineers: Steve Revitte and Sue Dyer at RPM Studios, mixed at RPM Studios (New York, NY). Mastered by Howie Weinberg and Andy van Dette at Masterdisk (New York, NY)

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...


  • Don King (1931- ) - a boxing promoter

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "It's the night of the living cable box" - in 1968, a horror film came out titled Night of the Living Dead
  • "Like Don King, I've got a crazy hairdo" - Don King is well-known for his gravity-defying hairstyle



"...suggests the illusion offered by media distractions, and by extension media overload and corporate globalization. It recalls William S. Burrough's view of control as the ultimate addiction" - The Worcester Phoenix, July 1998


Released Versions:

Learning Remote Control
Remote Control
Remote Control (Live)


Performed in 113 known Concerts.

First known Performance:
20-Jun-1998 : , Lorely, Germany

Last known Performance:
12-Jun-2009 : Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN, United States

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