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Sneakin' Out The Hospital Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Hello Nasty LP, 14 July 1998
Written by: Beastie Boys
Performed by: Beastie Boys, Biz Markie (vocals), Eric Bobo (percussion), Mix Master Mike (DJ styling)
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...


  • Spock - Vulcan portrayed by Leonard Nimoy on the television show Star Trek (1966-1969); also referenced in "Intergalactic"
  • The K-I-D - Adam Horovitz' nickname


Beastie Boys

"I guess because they think I'm the most childish" - Adam Horovitz in 1994, on why Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch call him "The Kid"

"Adam Horovitz played all the instruments - drums, bass and kalimba. The only things he didn't do on it were the percussion and the scratching. Everything was made from [Adam's] demos and then we ended up adding stuff to it" - Mario Caldato, 1998


"'Sneakin' Out of the Hospital' and 'Song For Junior' are two of the best instrumentals they've yet produced, and even their attempts at ballads are successful, combining the spacerock sounds of Spiritualized with drum and bass, bossa nova melodies, and backup vocals by Brooke Williams and Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori" - Creative Loafing, August 29, 1998


Released Versions:

Sneakin' Out the Hospital


No Known Performances in Concert.
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