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Beastie Boys - Check Your Head FLAC album

Performer: Beastie Boys
Genre: Hip-hop and RAP / Rock
Title: Check Your Head
Country: US
Released: 1992
Style: Boom Bap, Punk, Jazzy Hip-Hop, Cut-up/DJ
FLAC version ZIP size: 1713 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1774 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1105 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 548

Three years elapsed between the releases of the band's second studio album Paul's Boutique and Check Your Head, which was recorded at the G-Son Studios in Atwater Village in 1991 under the guidance of producer Mario Caldato J. the group's third producer in three albums

Check Your Head is the third 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. Connect to this site.

Producer – Beastie Boys. Producer, Engineer – Mario Caldato Jr. Notes. Booklet: Recorded + Mixed at: G·Son Studios, Atwater Village, CA. Sequenced at PCP Labs. Tray insert: All songs published by Brooklyn Dust Music (ASCAP) Made in Canada.

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994). Like its predecessor Check Your Head, Ill Communication is not strictly a Hip Hop album, but a mash-up of styles with liberal doses punk-rock thrown in the mix. Never afraid to experiment and to do exactly what they wanted, Beastie Boys stayed true to their punk-rock roots on this album

for Check Your Head was simple - combine the two albums, and somehow come up with something that was artistically valid, and would still sell.

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Maybe Check Your Head doesn't hit the same rap-geek nerves that Licensed to Ill or Paul's Boutique did, but let's look at it this way: It was a worthwhile experiment that resulted in some vital music. The Beastie Boys knew that Paul's was finding appreciation as a cult album, but they couldn't recapture its feeling, not after its commercial failure left them practically forced to take a new tack. Making that approach a smaller-budget, DIY/punk mutation of everything they'd tried along the way and starting from the ground up as a band rather than a crew of MCs was.


A1 Jimmy James
A2 Funky Boss
A3 Pass The Mic
A4 Gratitude
A5 Lighten Up
B1 Finger Lickin' Good
B2 So What'cha Want
B3 The Biz Vs The Nuge
B4 Time For Livin'
B5 Something's Got To Give
C1 The Blue Nun
C2 Stand Together
C3 Pow
C4 The Maestro
C5 Groove Holmes
D1 Live At P.J.'s
D2 Mark On The Bus
D3 Professor Booty
D4 In 3's
D5 Namasté


Some copies had the labels on the wrong sides.
Label A should be on C Side (Vinyl).
Label B should be on D Side (Vinyl).
Label C should be on A Side (Vinyl).
Label D should be on B Side (Vinyl).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 77779 89381 2
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: 0148
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side A): 7989401 A-01-1-1-D
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side B): 7989401 B-01-1-1-D
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side C): 7989391 A-01-1-2 D
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side D): 7989391 B-01-1- -D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDP 7 98938 2 Beastie Boys Check Your Head ‎(CD, Album) Capitol Records, Grand Royal CDP 7 98938 2 US 1992
C4-598938 Beastie Boys Check Your Head ‎(Cass, Album, Club, CRC) Capitol Records, Grand Royal C4-598938 US 1992
C1-94225 Beastie Boys Check Your Head ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Capitol Records, Grand Royal C1-94225 US 2009
C498938 Beastie Boys Check Your Head ‎(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, Grand Royal C498938 Netherlands 1992
GR066, EST 2171 Beastie Boys Check Your Head ‎(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Grand Royal , Capitol Records GR066, EST 2171 Europe Unknown

I've had this album since the release, it's my second copy of it, 25 or so years later I find a handmade booklet about fisheye lenses inserted into the sleeve. I never knew it was there.

According to Glen E. Friedman: "...The original LP cover in fact came from a fax I sent to them, previewing the prints I would put in the mail a few days later. The way I remember it, they were so late on the cover due to the switch and so stoked on the image, that they just used the fax..."I think this is one of those early versions for which the fax was used, correct me if I'm wrong.