Rap Icons BEASTIE BOYS Released ‘CHECK YOUR HEAD’ Album 30 Years Ago Today

Back in time

21 April 2022

Band: BEASTIE BOYS (NYC)
Active: 1981-2012 / The band called it a day when MCA aka Adam Yauch
passed away in 2012 due to a salivary gland tumour. He was only 47, RIP.
Albums: 8 – check them here

Anniversary album: CHECK YOUR HEAD
Released: 21 April 1992 – 30 years ago, today.

AllMusic said: “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.” Score: 5/5

TUTV: When playing Beastie Boys one thought pops up “dearly missed“.

Singles/clips: Pass The Mic / JimmyJames / So What’cha Want”

– PASS THE MIC –

– JIMMY JAMES –

– SO WHAT’ CHA WANT –

Stream full LP on Spotify…

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