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Song for the Man Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Hello Nasty LP, 14 July 1998
Written by: Beastie Boys
Performed by: Beastie Boys, Brooke Williams (vocals), Nelson Keane Carse (trombone), Paul Vercesi (alto sax), Mark Nishita (keyboards)
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...


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Beastie Boys

"It would have been nice for her (Adam Horovitz's mother) to be alive and to see some of the stuff that I've learned. She always knew there was more going on with me than just being a fuck-up. And it would have been nice for her to see that she wasn't just dreaming that up." - Adam Horovitz, in August 1998 on the anti-sexist song "Song for the Man" that he wishes his mother could have heard

"But I think we've all learned a tremendous amount since Licensed to Ill and are all kind of more aware of what we're saying and what we're doing. You might take note of [this] song in which Adam [Horovitz] is going out of his way to talk about men being disrespectful of women." - Adam Yauch, 1998


"...[a] Sixties-soundtrack-flavored [track]" - Rolling Stone, 1998

"...a joyful take on Sixties psychedelia" - The Face, July 1998

"Horovitz supplied some of the most surprising elements on Hello Nasty. He was behind the feminist lyrics on the album's most pointed track, [an] antisexist psychedelic jam" - Time Out, August 1998


Released Versions:

Song for the Man
Song For The Man (Live)


Performed in 55 known Concerts.

First known Performance:
05-Jul-1998 : , Werchter, Belgium

Last known Performance:
21-Aug-2007 : Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, United States

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