Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Capitol
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


The Beastie Boys Check Your Head 180g 2LP

The Beastie Boys

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Faithfully Restored 180g Vinyl Double LP! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 261/500!

Check Your Head is the third studio album by the Beastie Boys, released on April 21, 1992. Three years elapsed between the release of Paul's Boutique (the band's second album) and their recording of this album. Check Your Head was recorded at the G-Son Studios in Atwater Village, California in 1991.

In contrast to their previous album, Paul's Boutique, the Beastie Boys returned somewhat stylistically to their punk rock roots on Check Your Head, playing their own instruments for the first time on record since their early EPs (although they did provide live instrumentation on at least two songs on Paul's Boutique). Hence photographer Glen E. Friedman's idea to shoot photos with their instrument cases (one of which became the cover).

The album was their first to be fully co-produced by Mario Caldato Jr. Caldato was an engineer on Paul's Boutique and was credited as producer on that album's track "Ask for Janice." The album also marks the first appearance of longtime collaborator keyboardist Money Mark. The Beastie Boys toured with the Rollins Band and Cypress Hill in early 1992 to support Check Your Head.

"It's the context and variety of styles that give Check Your Head its identity. It's how the old school raps give way to fuzz-toned rockers, furious punk, and cheerfully gritty, jazzy jams. As much as Paul's Boutique, this is a whirlwind tour through the Beasties' pop-culture obsessions, but instead of spinning into Technicolor fantasies, it's earth-bound D.I.Y. that makes it all seem equally accessible -- which is a big reason why it turned out to be an alt-rock touchstone of the '90s, something that both set trends and predicted them." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine,

• Remastered Edition
• Audiophile quality 180g vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Faithfully Restored
• Gatefold Jacket

LP 1 - Side A:

1. Jimmy James
2. Funky Boss
3. Pass The Mic
4. Gratitude
5. Lighten Up
LP 1 - Side B:
1. Finger Lickin' Good
2. So What'cha Want
3. The Biz Vs The Nuge
4. Time For Livin'
5. Something's Got To Give

LP 2 - Side C:
1. The Blue Nun
2. Stand Together
3. Pow
4. The Maestro
5. Groove Holmes
LP 2 - Side D:
1. Live At P.J.'s
2. Mark On The Bus
3. Professor Booty
4. In 3's
5. Namaste

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