30 Day Song Challenge – Day 21

Posted: July 1, 2011 in Meme, Music, Personal

Day 21 – A Song That You Listen To When You’re Happy – Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise

Although this song is almost squeaky-clean brand new, lately, this song has been the culprit of many an embarrassing dance-session for me, sliding about around the kitchen in my socks on the lino, and wanna-be gangsta-rapper hand gestures.
The song “Makes Some Noise” appears on the “Hot Sauce Committee Part 2” album, released in early May 2011. It would have to have the funkiest, phattest, beefy riff in a song that I have heard for a long time! The riff is recorded in an old-school electric organ, with a serving of extra-bass and topped with cheese. As if it could not get any better, they have also used the not-so-secret music formula for writing a classic anthem in music history… the cowbell.

Not many songs utilise the cowbell, but the ones that do, (and do it correctly), are always anthems of the time. (See my post about B52s – Rock Lobster) The Cowbell, as far as I am concerned, makes a song timeless! 🙂

The organ riff, combined with the use of the cowbell is enough to keep me hooked on this song for years to come. I can happily have it on repeat for hours at a time, and not get sick of it. The simple riff is exactly what a riff should be. simple. Something that is original, easy to remember, and something that is catchy. This song has it all, as far as I am concerned. I would even go as far as to say that in time, this song will be their greatest hit of all time (so far). After only 21 days since its release, this song has 1.5 million hits on YouTube and climbing. A sign that people love it, and can’t get enough of it.

This song’s video clip forms part of a longer 30 minute mini-movie called “Fight For your Right (Revisited) which is a start-studded cameo head-spinner of a clip, with everyone except the real Beastie Boys in it! The Beastie roles are played by Seth Rogan, Elijah Wood & Danny McBride, with futuristic versions of Beasties played by Jack Black, Will Farrell & John C. Reilly. Other cameos in this clip are Will Arnett, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Rainn Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Ted Danson, Chloe Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Catherine Keenr, Orlando Bloom and David Cross. The full feature has quite a few big names in it, but the fun part is trying to spot them all. It will keep you watching it over and over to try to find them all, like a phat version of “Where’s Wally”.

Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise

Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right (Revisited) Full Length

Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise

Yes, here we go again, give you more, nothing lesser
Back on the mic is the anti-depressor
Ad-Rock, no pressure, yes, we need this
The best is yet to come, and yes, believe this

[Mike D]
Leggo my Eggo while I flex my ego
Step off my Seco, dressed up tuxedo
Sipping coffee, playing Keno in the casino
Want a lucky number, ask Mike Dino

I burn the competition like a flamethrower
My rhymes age like wine as I get older
I’m getting bolder, competition is waning
I got the feeling and assume the lane and

We got a party on the left, a party on the right
We gonna party for the motherf-cking right to fight
Make some noise if you’re with me
Make some noise if you’re with me

[Mike D]
Armed insurrection, popular election
Get paid every year like tax collection
Hear my perfection, rotary connection
Taking MCs down by lethal rap injection

I’m like an ornithologist when I get pissed
You must have drank a fizzy-lifting drink and you got lifted
And sifted, I’m just whiffed
And when I catch MCs it’s time for wing-clipping

I fly like a hawk, or better yet an eagle
A seagull, I sniff suckers out like a beagle
My ego is off and running and gone
Cause I’m about the best and if you diss than that’s wrong


Pass me the scalpel, I’ll make an incision
I’ll cut off the part of your brain that does the bitching
Put it in formaldehyde and put it in the shelf
And you can show it to your friends and say “that’s my old self”

Can’t do me nothing, can’t tell me nada
Don’t quote me now because I’m doing the lambada
The forbidden dance, here’s my chance
To make romance in my B-boy stance

[Mike D]
Parlay romancing into the financing
Opened up a restaurant with Ted Danson
The roaches check in, but they never check out
I set the record straight, no doubt



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