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Song For Junior Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Hello Nasty LP, 14 July 1998
Written by: Beastie Boys/Eric Bobo/Mark Nishita/Jill Cunniff
Performed by: Beastie Boys, Joe Locke (vibraphone), Steve Slagle (flute), Jill Cunniff (guest vocals), Mark Nishita (keyboards), 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)


Beastie Boys

"There are different reasons for different songs. One reason was, that we recorded so many songs, an unbelievable amount of songs, and for some songs we just couldn't come up with lyrics, our minds were blank! So we went and played the songs to [Jill Cunniff] and asked her if she has any ideas." - Mike Diamond, September 1998


"...[a] salsa instrumental..." - Rolling Stone, 1998

"...a cool, Latin-influenced near-instrumental" - Pulse, 1998

"...when the Beasties get down with a jazz-lounge deal like [this], its steady-vamp groove cuts the lounge schmaltz that's being sold these days. They have the savvy to get real jazz guys like vibist Joe Locke and flutist Steve Slagle to work with indespensable Beastie Boys collaborator Mark Nishita on funky organ" - The Worcester Phoenix, 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:

Song for Junior


Performed in 4 known Concerts.

First known Performance:
11-Jun-1998 : Irving Plaza, New York, NY, United States

Last known Performance:
07-Sep-1998 : America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ, United States

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