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

Stop That Train


  • "Stop that Train, I wanna get off" - From "Draw Your Brakes" by Scotty, also on The Harder They Come soundtrack.
  • Bass drum, horns and chimes from "Save the World" by All The People


  • "D" train - Back in the 1980s, the way to get to Coney Island was to take the D train. Currently you have to take the W or F train.
  • "I got nothin' to lose, so I'm pissin' on the third rail" - the third rail being the one that supplied the car with electricity
  • "Jamacia Queens funkin'" refers to "Funkin' For Jamacia" by Tom Browne
  • "Rhymes...about the hard times" from the song "Hard Times" by Run-DMC
  • Bernard Goetz (shot muggers on subway)
  • Captain Kirk - Star Trek
  • Dr. Hfuhruhurr ale - potent 40 oz bottled ale, also Steve Martin's character in The Man With Two Brains
  • Dunkin' Donuts - chain of donut shops
  • El Diario (Spanish newspaper in NYC)
  • George Drakolius - Producer (The Cult, Black Crowes) and a protege of Rick Rubin
  • Lees - Lee jeans
  • New York Post - New York newspaper
  • Orange Julius - Chain of fast drinks


  • This track is a portion of B-Boy Bouillabaisse on Paul's Boutique.