jueves, 5 de abril de 2018

Beastie Boys - No Sleep Til Brooklyn - 1987

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  1. "No Sleep till Brooklyn" is a song by the New York hip hop group the Beastie Boys, and the sixth single from their debut studio album Licensed to Ill. Among other references to then-popular metal, the title is a play on the Motörhead album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith.

    Production and play

    Kerry King, guitarist for Slayer, played the guitar riffs and solo; he had also released an album produced by Rick Rubin in 1986 (Reign in Blood). In a different tuning, the song interprets "TNT" by AC/DC.[4] More metal commentary and adaptation is added by the video, directed by Ric Menello, as a parody of glam metal.
    Later in their career, the Beastie Boys continued to perform the song live, although with altered lyrics to reflect their more mature attitude towards women. "M.C.A.'s in the back because he's skeezin' with a whore," was changed to "M.C.A.'s in the back with the mahjong board", and "Autographed pictures and classy hoes" was changed to "Autographed pictures to nobody knows.
    The song features one of many homages to New York City's boroughs, and has been described as "joyful ranting."

    Music video

    The music video for "No Sleep till Brooklyn" was co-directed by Ric Menello and Adam Dubin. Menello and Dubin also directed the video for the Beastie Boys' preceding single, "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)". Kerry King, who plays guitar on this track, also appears in the video. Ruth Collins known as the "Queen of B Movies" of the 80's is featured as the lead dancer.


  2. No sleep till,
    Foot on the pedal
    Never ever false metal
    Engine running hotter than a boiling kettle
    My job ain't a job
    It's a damn good time
    City to city I'm running my rhymes.
    On location
    Touring around the nation
    Beastie Boys always on vacation
    Itchy trigger finger
    But a stable turntable
    I do what I do best
    Because I'm willing and able.
    Ain't no faking
    Your money I'm taking
    Going coast to coast to watch all the girlies shaking.
    While you're at the job working nine to five
    The Beastie Boys at the Garden
    Cold kickin' it live.
    No sleep till
    Another plane
    Another train
    Another bottle in the brain
    Another girl
    Another fight
    Another drive all night.
    Our manager's crazy
    He always smokes dust
    He's got his own room at the back of the bus.
    Tour around the world
    You rock around the clock
    Plane to hotel
    Girls on the jock.
    We're trashing hotels like it's going out of style
    Getting paid along the way
    'Cause it's worth your while.
    Four on the floor Ad-Rock's out the door
    M.C.A.'s in the back because he's skeezin' with a whore.
    We got a safe in the trunk with money in a stack
    With dice in the front and Brooklyn's in the back.
    No sleep till
    No sleep till Brooklyn, no sleep till Brooklyn !
    Ain't seen the light since we started this band
    M.C.A. get on the mike, my man!
    Born and bred Brooklyn
    The U.S.A.
    They call me Adam Yauch
    But I'm M.C.A.
    Like a lemon to a lime
    A lime to a lemon
    I sip the def ale with all the fly women.
    Got limos, arena, TV-shows
    Autograph pictures and classy hoes
    Step off Homes
    Get out of my way
    Taxing little girlies from here to L.A.
    Waking up
    Before I get to sleep
    'Cause I'll be rockin' this party eight days a week!
    No sleep till
    No sleep till Brooklyn!
    No sleep till Brooklyn!
    No sleep till Brooklyn!
    No sleep till Brooklyn!
    No sleep till Brooklyn!
    No sleep till Brooklyn!
    No sleep till Brooklyn!
    No sleep till Brooklyn!
    No sleep till Brooklyn!
    No sleep till Brooklyn!