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5-Piece Chicken Dinner

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First Appearance: Paul's Boutique LP, July 1989
Written by: Beastie Boys & Dust Brothers
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys & Dust Brothers. Recorded at Mario G's, mixed at Record Plant. Engineered by Mario Caldato, assisted by Allen Abrahamson. Originally released on Capitol Records.

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...


  • "Shuckin' the Corn" by Eric Weissberg from the album Dueling Banjos (2005)

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • Background music is from "Shuckin' the Corn" by Eric Weissberg



"The Boys kick off side two by hollering at one another over a hillbilly hoedown" - Rolling Stone, 1989

"An Ad-Rock suggestion that begins Side Two with an unexpected burst of Beastie yee-haws and hillbilly rowdiness. The most notable (and original) thing about these 23 seconds is the title, one of the best jokes on an album full of good ones." - excerpted from the 33 1/3 Series book Paul's Boutique by Dan LeRoy, 2006


Released Versions:

5-Piece Chicken Dinner


Performed in 13 known Concerts.

First known Performance:
26-Apr-1995 : Palace, The, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Last known Performance:
20-May-1995 : Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL, United States

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