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Why the Beastie Boys were really great

By Tony Hicks
Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 7:30 pm in Uncategorized.

I’ve seen so many Beastie Boys tributes, but none of them touched on what I think was the greatest thing about those guys.

The best Beastie Boys record is “Check Your Head.” It illustrates why they were truly great. Not the juvenile anthems of the 80s, but the incredible instrumentals on which they played that showed they understood the dynamics of real soul and funk music and applied it to everything they did. Not the best musicians, of course, but the songwriting was underrated and truly heartfelt. I’ve always said “Check Your Head” was in a neck-and-neck fight with “Nevermind” for greatest record of the 90s.

Watch this here, right now.

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