"I’m going back to New York City, I do believe I’ve had enough"
Sample from Bob Dylan’s track, “Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues,” off Highway 61 Revisited. Interviewed for a piece in Boston Rock, Mike D shed some light on the clearing of the Dylan sample: “Seven hundred bucks, but he asked for two thousand dollars. I thought it was kind of fly that he asked for $2000.00, and I bartered Bob Dylan down. That’s my proudest sampling deal.”
When Mike D., MCA, and AD-Rock released “Cookie Puss” — a song about their favorite Carvel ice cream cake in 19 and 83 – everyone thought the Beastie Boys were just a flash-in-the-pan. But New Yorkers are much tougher than that, and they made it though all sorts of changes in music. Here’s one of their early ones, from 19 and 86, a shout out to one of the five boroughs, “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn”, The Beastie Boys … .
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