Anthrax at Aardschokdag, IJsselhal, Zwolle, The Netherlands – 8th of February 1987.
With the release of their third album “Among the Living” in the pipeline, these worker bees were back on the road touring and promoting the single “I am the Man”. This release showed the first signs of a collaboration between Rap and Metal/Hard Rock. The main inspiration for this track was based on comic actor Rodney Dangerfield who did something similar in one of his movies. Anthrax thought this was quite funny, and wanted to do also something like that in their music. As fans of the Beastie Boys and Run DMC, who later rose to fame through their collaboration with Aerosmith on "Walk this Way," the fusion of two different musical genres came about in one jam session. At first, the Beastie Boys were supposed to participate in the song, but in the end that didn’t happen, so the band decided to do it themselves. It was just a joke on their part, which was well received by the fans. The song was not played during the gig at the Aardschokdag, but it appeared later as an anthem on the group’s set list.