No Sleep Til Brooklyn – The Beastie Boys

I love the Slayer riffs sampled in this song. And I am not really a Slayer fan but it totally works in the context of this song. Though the song is clearly Rap, with the hard rock underlying it, it reminds me a punk song for some reason.

According to wikipedia this song also uses AC/DC’s TNT but I can’t really pick it up. However, I feel like my subconscious must be able to pick up on it and perhaps is part of the reason I like this song.

I apperciate the Beastie Boys lyrics because they never ever seem to take themselves seriously, or anything for that matter. And yet the rhymes are tight and not cheesy or overly cliche. How can you not like lyrics like this:

Itchy trigger finger but a stable turntable
I do what I do best because I’m illing and able
Ain’t no faking your money I’m taking
Going coast to coast watching all the girlies shaking
While you’re at the job working nine to five
The Beastie Boys at the Garden cold kickin’ it live

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