Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun
|"Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun"|
|Song by Beastie Boys from the album Paul's Boutique|
|Released||July 25, 1989|
Mario Caldato Jr.
|Paul's Boutique track listing|
- Produced & written by the Beastie Boys and the Dust Brothers.
- Engineered by Mario Caldato & Allen Abrahamson.
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."
The song's lyrics contain references to Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, such as "Ultraviolence running through my head" and "Like Clockwork Orange going off on the town".
It has also been covered by the English crossover rap/rock band Senser for their Biting Rhymes EP.
- "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
- DJ Chuck Chillout
- John Rambo
- A Clockwork Orange
- Die Hard
- Bruce Willis
- David Berkowitz
- Funky Cold Medina
In popular culture
- In Girl Skateboards Pretty Sweet this song was played for Alex Olson, Mike Carroll, Rick McCrank & Brian
Anderson's video part.