Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (3:59)

Cover of Paul's Boutique

From Paul's Boutique and 4 other releases

“Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun” is the 10th track on the album Paul’s Boutique by American hip hop group the Beastie Boys, released on July 25, 1989.

* Produced & written by the Beastie Boys and the Dust Brothers.
* Engineered by Mario Caldato & Allen Abrahamson.

The track contains the most live instrumentation on Paul’s Boutique, with guitar and bass played by Adam Horovitz and Adam Yauch respectively.

The song was later covered by the band Anthrax for the 1993 compilation album The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience.

The lyrics “Get hip don’t slip knuckle heads/Racism is schism on the serious tip” were repeated in the Sublime song “Don’t Push.”
Songs sampled

* “Time” by Pink Floyd
* “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain
* “Last Bongo in Belgium” by the Incredible Bongo Band
* “Put Your Hand in the Hand” by Ocean
Popular culture references

* John Rambo
* A Clockwork Orange
* Die Hard
* Bruce Willis
* David Berkowitz

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I'm rolling down the hill, snowballing, getting bigger
An explosion in the chamber, the hammer from the trigger
I seen him get stabbed, I watched the blood spill out
He had more cuts than my man Chuck Chillout

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