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Caught in the Middle of a 3-Way Mix Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Shadrach 12" 1989
Written by: Beastie Boys & Dust Brothers
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys and Dust Brothers. Originally released on Capitol Records.

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...


  • "Draw Your Brakes" by Scotty from the album Draw Your Brakes (1972)


  • Dr. Hfuhruhurr Ale - 40 oz bottled ale
  • Coney Island - an area in south Brooklyn with an amusement park and beach
  • Cocaine - an illicit drug used for its stimulant and euphorigenic properties
  • Crack - pellet-size pieces of highly purified cocaine, known to be especially potent and addicting
  • New York Post - a New York City newspaper
  • Fulton Street - a street in Brooklyn
  • Captain Kirk - a character on the television show Star Trek (1966-1969), portrayed by William Shatner
  • Bernie Goetz - Bernard Goetz (1947- ), a vigilante who shot muggers on the New York City subway
  • Lees - Lee jeans
  • Dunkin' Donuts - a chain of donut shops
  • Jamaica, Queens - a New York City neighborhood located on Long Island
  • El Diario - a Spanish-language newspaper
  • El Barrio - Spanish Harlem, located in northern Manhattan
  • Orange Julius - snack food chain
  • George Drakoulias (1965- ) - a music producer and protege of Rick Rubin

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "Stop that train, I wanna get on" - a sample from "Draw Your Brakes" by Scotty

Released Versions:

Caught in the Middle of a 3-Way Mix


No Known Performances in Concert.
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