Beastie Boys Check Your Head (2009 Remastered Edition Bonus Disc)

Check Your Head (2009 Remastered Edition Bonus Disc)

Beastie Boys

Released on January 1, 2009 by Capitol Records

Main artist: Beastie Boys

Genre: Rap/Hip-Hop

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Album : 2 disks - 36 tracks Total length : 01:52:43

    DISC 1
  1. 1 Jimmy James (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mario Caldato Jr., ComposerLyricist - Michael Diamond, ComposerLyricist - Adam Yauch, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Horovitz, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ed Chalpin, ComposerLyricist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  2. 2 Funky Boss (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - James Bradley, Jr., Percussion, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  3. 3 Pass The Mic (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mario Caldato Jr., ComposerLyricist - Michael Diamond, ComposerLyricist - Adam Yauch, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Nathaniel Yauch, ComposerLyricist - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Adam Keefe Horovitz, ComposerLyricist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  4. 4 Gratitude (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Michael Diamond, ComposerLyricist - Adam Yauch, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Nathaniel Yauch, ComposerLyricist - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Adam Keefe Horovitz, ComposerLyricist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Cushman, ComposerLyricist - James Bradley, Jr., Percussion, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  5. 5 Lighten Up (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Juanito Vazquez, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Arturo Oliva, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  6. 6 Finger Lickin' Good (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mario Caldato Jr., Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Drew Lawrence, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Hill, Composer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Wendell Fite, Composer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  7. 7 So What'Cha Want (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  8. 8 The Biz Vs. The Nuge (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Ted Nugent, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Dr. Marcell Hall, Composer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  9. 9 Time For Livin' (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Adam Yauch, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Sylvester Stewart, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Noah Evans, Composer - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Kelly, Composer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  10. 10 Something's Got To Give (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mario Caldato Jr., ComposerLyricist - Michael Diamond, ComposerLyricist - Adam Yauch, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Nathaniel Yauch, ComposerLyricist - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Adam Keefe Horovitz, ComposerLyricist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - James Bradley, Jr., Percussion, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  11. 11 The Blue Nun (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  12. 12 Stand Together (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mario Caldato Jr., Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  13. 13 Pow (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - James Bradley, Jr., Percussion, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  14. 14 The Maestro (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nax Setevassac, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  15. 15 Groove Holmes (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Juanito Vazquez, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  16. 16 Live At P.J.'s

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - James Bradley, Jr., Percussion, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1992 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  17. 17 Mark On The Bus (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Adam Yauch, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  18. 18 Professor Booty (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mario Caldato Jr., Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  19. 19 In 3's (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Arturo Oliva, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  20. 20 Namaste (2009 Digital Remaster)

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Horovitz, Composer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - James Bradley, Jr., Percussion, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  21. DISC 2
  22. 1 Dub The Mic (Instrumental)

    Mario Caldato Jr., Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  23. 2 Pass The Mic (Pt. 2, Skills To Pay The Bills)

    Mario Caldato Jr., ComposerLyricist - Michael Diamond, ComposerLyricist - Adam Nathaniel Yauch, ComposerLyricist - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Adam Keefe Horovitz, ComposerLyricist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  24. 3 Drunken Praying Mantis Style (Instrumental)

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Biz Markie, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Grandimperial, Composer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  25. 4 Netty's Girl

    Mario Caldato Jr., Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Diamond, ComposerLyricist - Adam Nathaniel Yauch, ComposerLyricist - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Adam Keefe Horovitz, ComposerLyricist - Mark Ramos Nishita, ComposerLyricist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  26. 5 The Skills To Pay The Bills

    Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  27. 6 So What'Cha Want (Remix)

    Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  28. 7 So What'Cha Want

    Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  29. 8 Groove Holmes

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  30. 9 So What'Cha Want

    Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  31. 10 Stand Together (Live)

    Mario Caldato Jr., Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  32. 11 Finger Lickin' Good (Remix)

    Mario Caldato Jr., Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Steve Hill, Composer - Wendell Fite, Composer Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  33. 12 Gratitude (Live)

    Michael Diamond, ComposerLyricist - Adam Nathaniel Yauch, ComposerLyricist - Beastie Boys, MainArtist - Adam Keefe Horovitz, ComposerLyricist - Tom Cushman, ComposerLyricist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  34. 13 Honky Rink

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  35. 14 Jimmy James

    Mario Caldato Jr., ComposerLyricist - Michael Diamond, ComposerLyricist - Adam Yauch, ComposerLyricist - Adam Horovitz, ComposerLyricist - Beastie Boys, MainArtist - Ed Chalpin, ComposerLyricist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  36. 15 Boomin' Granny

    Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

  37. 16 Drinkin' Wine (Instrumental)

    Mark Nishita, Composer - Mario Caldato Jr., Composer - Michael Diamond, Composer - Adam Yauch, Composer - Adam Horovitz, Composer - Beastie Boys, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

About

Check Your Head brought the Beastie Boys crashing back into the charts and into public consciousness, but that was only partially due to the album itself -- much of its initial success was due to the cult audience that Paul's Boutique cultivated in the years since its initial flop release, a group of fans whose minds were so thoroughly blown by that record, they couldn't wait to see what came next, and this helped the record debut in the Top Ten upon its April 1992 release. This audience, perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly, was a collegiate Gen-X audience raised on Licensed to Ill and ready for the Beastie Boys to guide them through college. As it happened, the Beasties had repositioned themselves as a lo-fi, alt-rock groove band. They had not abandoned rap, but it was no longer the foundation of their music, it was simply the most prominent in a thick pop-culture gumbo where old school rap sat comfortably with soul-jazz, hardcore punk, white-trash metal, arena rock, Bob Dylan, bossa nova, spacy pop, and hard, dirty funk. What they did abandon was the psychedelic samples of Paul's Boutique, turning toward primitive grooves they played themselves, augmented by keyboardist Money Mark and co-producer Mario Caldato, Jr.. This all means that music was the message and the rhymes, which had been pushed toward the forefront on both Licensed to Ill and Paul's Boutique, have been considerably de-emphasized (only four songs -- "Jimmy James," "Pass the Mic," "Finger Lickin' Good," and "So What'cha Want" -- could hold their own lyrically among their previous work). This is not a detriment, because the focus is not on the words, it's on the music, mood, and even the newfound neo-hippie political consciousness. And Check Your Head is certainly a record that's greater than the sum of its parts -- individually, nearly all the tracks are good (the instrumentals sound good on their subsequent soul-jazz collection, The in Sound From Way Out), but 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

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