Friday, March 9, 2012

No Sleep Til Brooklyn

This week's edition of Retro Friday ... in honor of my trip to Madison Square Garden this weekend for the Big East Tournament Championship game ... features the song "No Sleep Til Brooklyn," by the Beastie Boys.

I know that I did the Beastie Boys last week, but I figured this song was the perfect combination of 80's retro, and I'M GOING TO NEW YORK CITY THIS WEEKEND.

"No Sleep till Brooklyn" is a song by Beastie Boys, and was the sixth single on their debut studio album Licensed to Ill. The name of the song is a play on Motörhead's "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith" album.

The guitar riffs and solo are played by Slayer guitarist Kerry King. The song blends in the song "T.N.T." by AC/DC (though tuned in a different way). The video, directed by Ric Menello, is a parody of glam metal.

The song is still performed live, although with lyrics altered to reflect their more mature attitude towards women. "M.C.A.'s in the back because he's skeezin' with a whore," is changed to "M.C.A.'s in the back at the Mahjong hall", and also from "Autographed pictures and classy hoes" to "Autographed pictures to nobody knows."

And without further ado, here is "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" for your listening pleasure!

Cheers! & GO IRISH


  1. You're allowed to do what ever you want here for Retro Friday, especially after all your hard work lately :) And your song choice is quite appropriate! Have a wonderful time in NYC this weekend at the Big East basketball championship game. I can't imagine how excited you are to get your new S60 Volvo :)

    GO IRISH!!

  2. This song is a very good choice for this week's Retro Friday. Thank you for sharing it with us :)

  3. Congratulations on winning the Biggest Fan of the Big East competition. My son Steve Springer won last year. I want to do something on my blog at about you winning after the Big East Tournament is over.