Beastie Boys reissuing Check Your Head in 30th anniversary edition





The 4xLP version boasts remixes, live versions and B-sides.

The Beastie Boys are reissuing their Check Your Head album in a 30th anniversary edition, via UMe this July.

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Originally released in 1992, Check Your Head included beloved tracks ‘Jimmy James’, ‘So What’cha Want’, and ‘Professor Booty’.

Alongside the full album, the 4xLP edition includes remixes, live versions and B-sides.

It follows the reissue of their Aglio E Olio album, in 2021.

Pre-order Check Your Head here in advance of its 24th June release; check out the box set and tracklist below.


Side A

1. Jimmy James
2. Funky Boss
3. Pass The Mic
4. Gratitude
5. Lighten Up

Side B

1. Finger Licking’ Good
2. So What’ Cha Want
3. The Biz Vs The Nuge (featuring Biz Markie)
4. Time For Livin’
5. Something’s Got to Give

Side C

1. The Blue Nun
2. Stand Together
3. Pow
4. The Maestro
5. Groove Holmes

Side D

1. Live at P.J.’s
2. Mark On The Bus
3. Professor Booty
4. In 3’s
5. Namaste

Side E

1. Dub The Mic (Instrumental)
2. Pass The Mic (PT. 2, Skills To Pay The Bills)
3. Drunken Praying Mantis Style
4. Netty’s Girl

Side F

1. The Skills To Pay The Bills (Original Version)
2. So What’ Chat Want (Soul Assassin Remix Version) – DJ Muggs
3. So What’ Cha Want (Butt Naked Version)
4. Groove Holmes (Live VS The Biz) Featuring Biz Markie

Side G

1. Stand Together (Live At French’s Tavern, Sydney Australia)
2. Finger Licking’ Good (Government Cheese Remix)
3. Gratitude (Live At Budokan)
4. Honky Rink

Side H

1. Jimmy James (Original Original Version)
2. Boomin’ Grammy
3. Drinkin’ Wine
4. So What’ Cha Want (All The Way Live Freestyle Version)

Photo: Lynn Goldsmith