"One has to admit they [Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego] lived a somewhat hectic life"
- Adam Horovitz in 1989, speaking of the trio who refused to worship a golden image and got thrown into a pit of fire, which they seemed to thrive in
"What happened was they didn't get paid by their former record company so they went to Capitol. The story has a good ending."
- Adam Yauch, 1989
"In the catchy, Sly Stone-based 'Shadrach,' this would-be terrible trio compares itself to biblical heroes Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego." - Rolling Stone, 1989
"...a tale derived from the Biblical story of Shadach, Meshach and Abednego, the group makes an attempt at a mythologized autobiography" - excerpted from Rhyming & Stealing: A History of the Beastie Boys by Angus Batey, 1998
"...based on the biblical tale of Shadrach, Meshach and Adebnego, who were orderd by King Nebuchanezzar to renounce their faith or be thrown into a fiery pit. When the three were tossed into the flames and continued walking, the King forgave them -- a story that the Beasties were keen to compare to their own situation
with Def Jam" - Record Collector, December 1998
"The Beasties have never sounded as slick, sexy and dynamic as on the Bible-quoting blaxplotation funkerama 'Shadrach'" - New Musical Express, 1999