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First Appearance: Check Your Head LP, 21 April 1992
Written by: Beastie Boys and Mark Nishita
Performed by: Adam Yauch (bass), Michael Diamond (drums), Adam Horovitz (guitar), Mark Nishita (D6, Clav, Organ, Wurlitzer), Juanito Vasquez (cuita, conga), Arturo (Ture) Oliva (bata', shakeree)
Production Notes: Engineered by Mario Caldato, produced by Beastie Boys and Mario Caldato. Recorded and mixed at G-Son Studios, Atwater Village, CA. Sequenced at PCP Labs.
"...lifted by African beats, [Lighten Up] journeys into the psychedelic" - Rolling Stone, 1992
"...very spacey" - Seventeen, 1992
"...where [the Beastie Boys] pick up instruments and create the guitar and keyboard funk sessions that are [Check Your Head's] true vibe" - The Source, 1992
Performed in 140 known Concerts.
First known Performance:
17-May-1992 : Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States
Last known Performance:
10-Jun-2009 : Orange Peel, The, Asheville, NC, United States