Last month, the Beastie Boys seminal 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique, was reissued in a deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition. This month, Capitol tries to milk some more money out of the Beasties’ back catalog by releasing a 17th anniversary edition of Check Your Head, the follow-up to Paul’s Boutique. Why celebrate an album’s 17th anniversary? Well, because, like Capitol needs to make some paper in this bad market.
On March 30, Capitol will release an expanded digital version of the album, followed by deluxe CD and Vinyl versions on April 7, and a super-deluxe 180-gram vinyl version sometime after. The 180-gram version will come with a cloth cover and be really, really expensive.
Above, you can see the video for the album’s first single, "So What’cha Want," (aka the best song to sing on Rock Band 2 aka maybe the best Beastie Boys song), and if you head over here, you can see the fellas performing the song on Arsenio Hall. [Pitchfork]