Beastie Boys ‎– Check Your Head

Grand Royal ‎– C1-94225, Capitol Records ‎– C1-94225
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, 180 Gram, Gatefold

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A1 Jimmy James
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Caldato*
A2 Funky Boss
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Nishita*
A3 Pass The Mic
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Caldato*
A4 Gratitude
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Cushman*
A5 Lighten Up
Bata, Shekere – Arturo (Ture) Oliva*Cuica, Congas – Juanito VazquezWritten-By – Beastie Boys, Nishita*
B1 Finger Lickin' Good
Mridangam, Tambura – Drew LawrenceWritten-By – Beastie Boys, Caldato*, Hill*, Fite*
B2 So What'cha Want
Written-By – Beastie Boys
B3 The Biz Vs The Nuge
Written-By – The Grand Imperial Dr. Marcell Hall*, Ted Nugent
B4 Time For Livin'
Written-By – Frontline (23), Sylvester Stewart
B5 Something's Got To Give
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Caldato*, Nishita*
C1 The Blue Nun
Written-By – Beastie Boys
C2 Stand Together
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Caldato*
C3 Pow
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Nishita*
C4 The Maestro
Vocals [Singing] – Nax SetevassacWritten-By – Beastie Boys
C5 Groove Holmes
Cuica, Congas – Juanito VazquezWritten-By – Beastie Boys, Nishita*
D1 Live At P.J.'s
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Nishita*
D2 Mark On The Bus
Written-By – Nishita*
D3 Professor Booty
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Caldato*
D4 In 3's
Bata, Shekere – Arturo (Ture) Oliva*Written-By – Beastie Boys, Nishita*
D5 Namasté
Written-By – Beastie Boys, Nishita*

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Recorded and mixed at G-Son Studios, Atwater Village, CA
Sequenced at PCP Labs
Remastered at Sterling Sound, NYC

℗ and © 1992 Capitol Records, LLC and Beastie Boys

Printed in the EU.

Made in the EU.

This album goes out to David Scilken

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099969 422515
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099969422515
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out groove side A - stamped): 83738 1A 6942251
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out groove side B - stamped): 83738 1B 6942251
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out groove side C): 83783 1C 6942251 [stamped] 38 [etched below]
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out groove side D - stamped): 83738 1D 6942251
  • Label Code: Lc0148
  • Rights Society: Bel-Biem
  • Other (Sticker): 509996 94225 15 SK1
  • Other (On labels): (94225)

Other Versions (5 of 72) View All

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


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May 12, 2017

Not the biggest fan of these Beastie Boys remasters, but the vinyl pressing itself is very nice. Not the best sounding record I've ever heard, but very quiet and lush sounding.


August 13, 2016
So I thought that at over 200 albums already, that I am in a position to write a review of some sort.

So the Beasties.... What an absolutely blinding album. I think that if you are looking at this then you already know this. Arguably one of the best beastie albums.

So onto the actual pressing. European.

I have no idea what it's like compared to the American counter part, but I can confur that this pressing does suffer the slight warp that seems to plague the euro represses, and some originals.

The first vinyl has a very slight bump in it, which to my ears seems to have a minimum impact on the actual quality, and the second LP is dead flat. This is on a Dual CS - 5000, so it's not cutting edge, but it is a very consistent record player. On grove duty I am currently using a Goldring 2200 to good effect.

The record plays with a very quite background. What's evident here is that despite physically a very slightly rough edge, the actual groves are done very well. I believe that this pressing comes from the huge Netherlands plant. So the rough edge is a little surprising, but the actual sound presentation is as expected.

The SQ is very very good. I'm talking first pressing Massive Attack Mezzinane good.

The bass is deep, full, and tight, with excellent mix clarity and vocal projection, and beautifully open top end. Throughout the audio spectrum there is plenty of space and a distinct lack of distortion.

The stuff just motors along with an excellent mix of gusto and pernache.
And the all important outer edge distortion stuff.... Pretty dam good.

Again, this makes me think of the original pressing of Massive Attacks Mezzinane.

So, with slight warp aside, buy this record knowing that you're in for an awesome ride.



May 25, 2016
Can anyone give feedback on the sound quality of this pressing. Preferably in contrast to an original pressing.