Stick N Move

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"Stick N Move"
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Song by Xero from the album Xero (Demo Cassette Tape)
Released 1997

Xero (Demo Cassette Tape) track listing
  1. Rhinestone
  2. Reading My Eyes
  3. Fuse
  4. Stick N Move

"Stick N Move" is the fourth track on the Xero 1997 cassette tape.

Background

"Stick N Move" was created by Mike Shinoda and Mark Wakefield when Linkin Park was still called "Xero" and had Mark on vocals. The song was eventually reworked into "Runaway" on Hybrid Theory.

The band was, at some point, called "Xero 818". 818 is one of the area codes for the San Fernando Valley area, which is where the band is from. That's also the origin of the line "testing the 818th battalion".

The line "Record industry rule 4,081: Question my intentions and your whole world is done" is a reference to "Check The Rhime" by A Tribe Called Quest.

A short instrumental demo of the song dating from 1998 was released on the LP Underground 9: Demos CD in November 2009 and is the earliest known demo of "Runaway".

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Stick N Move Xero 2:41 1996 1997
  • Contains a reference to A Tribe Called Quest's "Check The Rhime".
Stick And Move ("Runaway" Demo 1998) LP Underground 9.0: Demos

Compilation

0:54 1998 November 23, 2009
  • Short instrumental.

Personnel

  • Mike Shinoda
  • Mark Wakefield
  • Brad Delson
  • Rob Bourdon
  • Dave Farrell
  • Joe Hahn

Lyrics