Published May 07, 2009If you've been out record shopping lately, you've likely spotted the recent reissue of the Beastie Boys' seminal Check Your Head, which as we previously reported, hit shops back on April 7. For those who didn't pick it up, well, there's a new incentive - y'know, besides the bonus disc of remixes, instrumentals and unreleased shit. It has recently been reported that some vinyl copies have come with a bonus seven-inch featuring two never-before-heard songs.
Mos def outtakes or forgotten material from CYH, right? Well, maybe, but likely not, unless the Beasties have some serious psychic skills they haven't yet divulged. I won't focus on "B Boys in the Cut (A Cappella)," because it's pretty throw-away. But "Lee Majors Come Again" isn't just a brilliant title. In the same vein as past songs like CYH's "Time For Livin'" and Ill Communication's "Heart Attack Man," "Lee Majors" finds the trio picking up their instruments while they pass the mic and punk out like this is some old bullshit or somethin'. But there's something fishy about this track. While it sounds pretty timeless, the Beasties pepper it with references to Mix Master Mike, who didn't join the camp until 1998's Hello Nasty, not to mention the DJ's "sneeze guard," which apparently goes back to only 2006.
So, what does this mean? Well, who knows. But if it's any indication as to what to expect from the forthcoming Tadlock's Glasses, well, I'm tickled pink.
Beastie Boys "Lee Majors Come Again"