Friday, December 18, 2009

ROCK Sex: "Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego!" - Funkadelic > Sly Stone > Beastie Boys

ROCK Sex says, "Yeah, that's right, it's time to set the record straight!"

Time for some Funk tag today...


First the scandelous Funkadelic recorded this twisted ditty...

FUNKADELIC -"Loose Booty" (1972)

Then Sly Stone liked the title so much he made a new song, throwing in the immortal chorus "Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego" from his Gospel background.

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE -"Loose Booty" (1974)

Then The Beastie Boys sampled Sly's chant of the biblical nobles "Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego" as the hook in their song...

BEASTIE BOYS -"Shadrach" (1989)

After refining their Funk chops by playing to Sly records, The Beasties twistedly did a cover of another Sly song in a Punk update...

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE -"Time For Livin'" (1974)

BEASTIE BOYS -"Time For Livin'" (1992)

(note Adam's Sly Stone t-shirt at 0:10)

"Find yourself some room to let it all hang out/
Get into some dancing, do what it's all about!"

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

-SLICE TONES: Sly Stone & His Infinite Influence!, with 5 Music Players

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