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Son of Neckbone Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Sure Shot 12" 1994
Written by: Beastie Boys/Eric Bobo/Mark Nishita
Performed by: Beastie Boys/Eric Bobo/Mark Nishita
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys and Mario Caldato. Engineered by Mario Caldato and assistant engineer Settly. Recorded and mixed at G-Son Studios, Atwater Village CA and Tin Pan Alley, New York, NY. Sequenced at Bundy's Playhouse, mastered at Futuredisc by Tom Baker


Beastie Boys

"This one takes its name after Willie Bobo's 'Fried Neckbones.' We used to listen to that song a lot and it was kind of an inspiration. Eric Bobo (Willie's son) was playing with us at the time. I never got a chance to see his dad play, but Eric's game in nice unto itself. Anyway one day at Tin Pan Alley, Mark started playing this riff on his piano and we all joined him. We worked out an arrangement with these stops, and then that became a bed for Eric's timbale solos. The name of the song was a bit of an afterthought, but it seems to fit" - Adam Yauch, 1999

"This song again came out of a jam but this one was to feature me on percussion. The title is interesting because my father had a song in the mid-Sixties called "Fried Neck Bones & Some Home Fries" and it happened to be a favorite of the Beasties. So when it came time to jam, they wanted to do a song which featured me doing a Timbale solo. The title of the song came afterwards but it made sense to call it that. The song only came out on the "In Sound From The Way Out" album and the Beasties Anthology album, but the song is special because it came from love for my father's song. We only attempted to play it live a few times, but sometimes, there are certain songs that can't be recreated." - Eric Bobo, 2003


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Son of Neckbone


Performed in 49 known Concerts.

First known Performance:
09-Mar-1995 : Balmoral Hall, Belfast, Ireland

Last known Performance:
27-Sep-2007 : Charter One Pavilion, Chicago, IL, United States

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