Beastie Boys
Ill Communication
Supervision Recommended
Released 1994
Genre Hip-Hop/Rap
Language English
Length 3:01
Source Rock Band
also on iPhone OS
also in Mobile version
Available November 20, 2007
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band 4
Rock Band Blitz
Rock Band iPhone
Difficulty (in Rock Band)
Band 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Bass 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Drums 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Difficulty (on iPhone OS)
Band 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Guitar 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Bass 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Drums 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Vocals 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Male singer
Guitar Solo
Bass Solo
3-part Harmonies

Sabotage is a song by Beastie Boys featured in the first Rock Band game. The song features full band rock instrumentation, turntables, and a heavily distorted bass. It is perhaps best known for it's music video, which is both a homage and parody of 1970s crime drama shows. The song is in the 3rd tier for the Guitar and Bass, the 4th tier for the Vocals, and the 5th tier for the Drums.

Tips Edit

The song's vocal part is entirely made up of 'Talky Parts' and rapping, so it should not be very hard to sing. The guitar part is not very hard either, just watch out for the big gap, so you don't waste your Overdrive.

Sections Edit


Verse 1

Scratch Break 1

Verse 2


Verse 3

Scratch Break 2

Bass Riff


Build Up

Verse 4

Lyrics Edit

I can't stand it I know you planned it

I'm gonna set it straight, this Watergate

I can't stand rocking when I'm in here

'Cause your crystal ball ain't so crystal clear

So, while you sit back and wonder why

I got this fucking thorn in my side

Oh my God, it's a mirage

I'm tellin' y'all it's sabotage

So, So, So

So listen up 'cause you can't say nothin'

You'll shut me down with a push of your button

But yo, I'm out, and I'm gone

I'll tell you now I keep it on and on

'Cause what you see you might not get

And we can bet so don't you get souped yet

Scheming on a thing that's a mirage

I'm trying to tell you now it's sabotage


Our backs are now against the wall

Listen all of y'all it's a sabotage

Listen all of y'all it's a sabotage

Listen all of y'all it's a sabotage

Listen all of y'all it's a sabotage

I can't stand it, I know you planned it

I'm gonna set it straight this Watergate

But I can't stand rockin' when I'm in this place

Because I feel disgrace because you're all in my face

But make no mistakes and switch up my channel

I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle

What could it be, it's a mirage

You're scheming on a thing, that's sabotage


Rock Band - Sabotage - Beastie Boys Expert OMB FC

Rock Band - Sabotage - Beastie Boys Expert OMB FC

Full band FC

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

"Sabotage" music video

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