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First Appearance: Sure Shot 1994
Written by: Beastie Boys & Mark Nishita
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys and Mario Caldato, engineered by Mario Caldato. Recorded 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.
Behind the Beats and Lyrics...
- "Johnny Ryall" by Beastie Boys from the album Paul's Boutique (1989)
- "Timebomb" by Public Enemy from the album Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987)
- Kick Out the Jams - song by MC5
- Les McCann (1935- ) - a jazz vocalist and pianist; also referenced in "Alright Hear This"
- Yosemite Sam - Bugs Bunny's nemesis
- Philippe Petit - tightwire artist who walked between the World Trade Center Towers in New York City in 1974
- The Rappin' Duke - Shawn Brown, a John Wayne soundalike who recorded and released one hit song in the 1980's called "Rappin' Duke"
- The Captain - Sean "The Captain" Carasov, former Beastie Boys' road/tour/personal manager who went on to work A&R for Jive Records
- Jive - a record label home to contemporary pop, R&B, hip-hop, and rock artists
- Matt - Matthew Horovitz, Adam Horovitz's brother
- Rock Master Scott - 1980's old school hip-hop artist who recorded "The Roof Is on Fire"
- Boomin' grannies - Beastie Boys song "Boomin Granny" from Jimmy James 12" (1992)
- Babalu - a 1933 song by Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz
- I Love Lucy - a television show (1951-1957), starring Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz
- Skipper - Skipper of the S.S. Minnow on television's Gilligan's Island, portrayed by Alan Hale, Jr.
- Fantasy Island - a late 70's television show, starring Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize
- Captain Shtupping - Captain Stubing was the ship's captain on the 70's television show The Love Boat
- Bubble Gum and the Ninth Creation - Ninth Creation's 1975 song "Bubble Gum"
Sample & Reference Breakdown
- "Bird is the word and you're light as a feather" - a sample from "Johnny Ryall"
- "Giving it to grandma, making her crazy" - a sample from "Timebomb" by Public Enemy
No Known Performances in Concert.