The Beastie Boys’ 1992 album “Check Your Head” is being reissued for its 30th anniversary.
The reissue, via Vinyl Me Please, will be pressed on burgundy and dark red vinyl with AAA lacquer cut from the original tapes by Ryan Smith (via Consequence). There will also be liner notes written by Mark Ronson.
The disc, which debuted in April 1992, was the trio’s third studio album and featured tracks such as “Pass The Mic”, “So What’cha Want” and “Jimmy James”.
A statement from Vinyl Me Please reads: “Released 30 years ago, ‘Check Your Head’ proved the Beastie Boys could break new ground in hip-hop for the third time, spawning singles like ‘So What’cha Want’ ., on which entire bands could build their careers.
“As advanced in construction today as it was 30 years ago, the opportunity to do so [una] We at VMP were honored to have a AAA reissue of this album”.
To access the reissue, go to the Vinyl Me Please website for more information and register for more information.
You can see what the reissue will look like here:
Earlier this year, the Beastie Boys were celebrated by the New York City Council, which renamed a street on the Lower East Side, at the corner of Ludlow Street and Rivington Street, in their honor.
The band made a name for themselves on the street with a cover of ‘Paul’s Boutique’. The new sign will recognize the achievements of Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and the late Adam “MCA” Yauch.
“As many of us know, once the Beastie Boys came on the scene, they really changed the game of hip-hop,” said Councilman Christopher Marte.
“I see it as a celebration. A celebration of the Lower East Side, a celebration of hip-hop, and most of all, a celebration of our community, which has been organizing for a long time to make this happen.”