Paul's Boutique Samples and References List (Beastie Boys + Dust Brothers)



  • "Dance to the Music" by Sly and the Family Stone when MCA says "I'm on the roof"
  • "Now they got me in a cell" - "Bring the Noise" by Public Enemy which also includes "Get Off your Ass and Jam" by Funkadelic
  • "You're gonna get yours" - song of same title by Public Enemy
  • Bass line from from "Superfly" - Curtis Mayfield
  • End of song includes sample of Bernard Herrmann's score from the movie Cape Fear.
  • scream after "Come Halloween" is either Drew Barrymore from E.T. or the character Newt from Aliens
  • The main beat throughout is from "Sport" by Lightning Rod from the album "Hustlers Convention". Back up provided by Kool & The Gang.
  • The movies "Jaws" and "Psycho", the last harmonica clip may come from the intro of the movie
  • Tower of Power's "Drop It In The Slot", from the album, "In The Slot"


  • "Bloodclot" - a Jamiacan term of "exasperation"
  • "Comes from a chicken, not a bunny, dummy" - Cadbury Eggs commercial
  • "We all dressed in black..." - lyrics to first verse of "Egg Raid on Mojo" Beastie Boys
  • "Yo they just got my little cousin ese" - Cheech and Chong's "Next Movie"
  • Between the lyrics "Sometimes hard-boiled, sometimes runny" & "Comes from a chicken not a bunny, dummy" you can hear Ad-Rock yell "RAY!" So you get Runny Ray from Run-DMC's posse. In "Tougher than Leather, the plot revolves around the murder of Runny Ray.
  • Dolemite - 70's Blaxploitation movie
  • Dr. Seuss - ("Sam I am" and "Green Eggs and Ham")
  • Eric Haze, as in "the eggs did crack on Haze's back" - a well know graffitti artist, who has his own clothing line available at X-Large and who later did the lettering on the covers of the Check Your Head album.
  • Humpty Dumpty - Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
  • Taxi Driver - Martin Scorsese film starring Robert DeNiro
  • Yosemite Sam - Bugs Bunny nemesis