Solid Gold Hits - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Beastie Boys
- Solid Gold Hits [PA]
Beastie Boys: Ad Rock, Mike D , MCA (rap vocals); DJ Hurricane (turntables).
The only collection to span the Beastie Boys' career from 1986 to 2004, SOLID GOLD HITS features songs from each of the New York City rap/rock trio's first six studio albums. Arranged in non-chronological order, this 15-track disc focuses on the pioneering group's most popular tunes, ranging from the infamous anthem "Fight for Your Right" to the ominous, organ-heavy "So What'cha Want" and the thoughtful hometown tribute "An Open Letter to NYC." Somewhat bafflingly, the Beasties' most rewarding records--PAUL'S BOUTIQUE (1989) and CHECK YOUR HEAD (1992)--are represented by only two tracks each, but this is likely due to the cohesive yet eclectic nature of those discs, which concentrate more on overall mood rather than on catchy singles. Hardcore B-Boys fans will lament the absence of classics such as "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun," "Gratitude," and "Stand Together," but this 2005 compilation, as the title states, is geared toward the hits, and thus functions as a concise, party-ready sampler of the Beasties' groundbreaking and energetic brand of hip-hop.
- Country of Origin
- Capitol/EMI Records
- EMI Music Distribution
- Beastie Boys
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] So What'cha Want
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Brass Monkey
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Ch-Check It Out
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Hey Ladies
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Pass the Mic
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Open Letter to NYC, An
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Root Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Shake Your Rump
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Intergalactic
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Sure Shot
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Body Movin' - (Fatboy Slim Remix)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Triple Trouble
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Sabotage
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Fight For Your Right
- Studio / Live
- Uncut (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 - "SOLID GOLD HITS leaves you with the impression that the Beasties were one of the great singles bands of their generation: nutty, fun, and a bit bizarre."
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