03 January 2023

3 January 2023 - Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn

If you listen to the lyrics, you know that the Beasties are talking about being on a long tour, as a lot of young musicians have to do, where you don't get to sleep much.  Their home base being Brooklyn, that would be when sleep would come.

Now you know.

This song, produced by Rick Rubin, fuses rock and hip hop, with a guitar riff straight out of "TNT" by AC/DC and a title that invokes Motörhead (No Sleep 'til Hammersmith),  However, the three part harmonies were boastful and bold, typical of late-1980's rap music.

The song was a band and crowd favorite at their shows, with the group frequently using this as their closing song. Who could resist the frantic, energetic feeling of this tune?

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