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Check Your Head [Explicit Lyrics]

Beastie Boys Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Check Your Head + Ill Communication + Hello Nasty
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  • Audio CD (21 April 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000002V1I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,112 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Jimmy James 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Funky Boss [Explicit] 1:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pass The Mic 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Gratitude 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Lighten Up 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Finger Lickin' Good [Explicit] 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. So What'Cha Want [Explicit] 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Biz Vs. The Nuge0:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Time For Livin' 1:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Something's Got To Give 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Blue Nun0:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Stand Together [Explicit] 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Pow 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Maestro [Explicit] 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Groove Holmes 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Live At P.J.'s [Explicit] 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Mark On The Bus 1:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Professor Booty [Explicit] 4:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. In 3's 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Namaste 4:010.99  Buy MP3 

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With their third album, the Beasties transformed themselves from smart-ass punks with hip-hop tones into a playful live funk band with some solid rhymes, assisted by the extraordinary keyboardist "Money" Mark Ramos Nishita. A couple of tracks look back to their old school rap roots, and they still deploy goofy samples like nobody's business, but they're mostly making their own grooves (including some instrumentals worthy of being sampled in their own right). Their universalist world-view results in some excellent, off-the-wall fusions--the metalloid bump that forms the funk pulse of "So What'cha Want", Sly Stone's "Time for Livin'" transformed into a hard-rock bomber--but the Beasties don't have to prove how clever they are any more, and they're stronger and more humane for it. --Douglas Wolk

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Classic Hip Hop Beatz From The Boys!!! This is one hip hop album for your collection, when it comes to old skool beatz and rock fused lyrics then there's no one better than the beastie boys. Dope!

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A work of utter genius...... 8 May 2001
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Format:Audio CD
An amazingly eclectic collection of tunes that range from punk, hip hop, jazz and everything else thats good with music. It may sound like a mess at first, but with a few listens it becomes apparent how good an album this is. There is something for everybody, and its one of the few COMPLETELY original albums that you will ever hear. It's as funky as hell, yet it rocks like a violent beast. I have no idea what the Beasties were on when they created this masterpiece BUT I WANT SOME!!!!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
God, this CD is awesome. The first time I heard it, I thought it was awful. Then I heard "So What'cha Want" on a stereo in Camden Market three years later, and the full genius of 'Check Your Head' became apparent.
"Gratitude", "Time for Livin'" and "So What'cha Want" just totally rock, 100% full of punk attitude, while "Pow", "In 3's" and "Namasté" (which all made it onto the later chill-out BB bits-and-pieces album "The In Sound From Way Out") show how competent these guys had become, even in 1992.
Which isn't to say "Paul's Boutique", "Ill Communication" or "Hello Nasty" are lesser works - they're extremely accomplished too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!! 24 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
Unbeatable, unforgettable, unputdownable!
This is the bomb, buy this album right now and forever live knowing you bought one of the greatest albums of all time.
From the opening 'Jimmy James' (dedicated to Hendrix) to the closing mysterious and inventive 'Namasté', this album is a masterpiece.
The best tracks undoubtably are 'So What'cha Want', 'Gratitude' and 'Something's Got to Give', but all the songs are top notch.
I love the way the cover has the boys doing the See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil thing. Its the coolest album cover I've ever seen.
'So What'cha Want' is my second favourite Beastie Boys song (just behind 'Intergalactic'). Buy this album now.
P.S. Please visit [...] for some great music. Keep rockin with the sure shot yall!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE KINGS OF COOL 5 Aug 2002
Format:Audio CD
Released back in 1992 this was the Beasties third album proper and showed a slight change in direction for the Brooklyn Trio. From the opening 'Jimmy James' this album just screams of coolness and like all their albums has stood the test of time remarkably well. Funk filled tracks such as 'Funky Boss' and 'In 3's' showed a more mature change of direction from their beer swilling, naked go go dancer days of the 80's. There's also the fantastic 'Time for livin' a storming thrash punk track, they would repeat this formula both on the 'Ill Communication' and 'Aglio E Olio' EP. But by far the standout track of this album is the amazing 'Gratitude' with the most amazing fuzz bass ever. The Beasties are always considered as the most cool and well respected bands around at the moment, in fact it's them them along with Run DMC who are considered as the main influence of the 'Nu Metal' mixture of Rock and Hip-Hop. This cd is an absolute MUST for any respectible record collection and will increase your coolness by at least a million!
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5.0 out of 5 stars eclectic beastie boy jam 15 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album has everything in it punk, jazz, lounge music done cool with a hip-hop sensibility. Some of it is very witty, even just musically. A smorgasbord of creativity. Great fun - buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beastie boys best 27 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
tunes baby yeah?

everyone raves about the debut of these cheeky chaps but the true beastie gems are "check you head" and "ill communication".

this album is top of the drawer.

i love the way they get the old school sound by recording the album live.

the sound of the congas really rocks out. the tops tracks are definatly:

1: so whatcha want?
2: stand together
3: professor booty

buy this now man, itll rock your world like a giant pebble
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