Originally Posted by Ray Abed
This thread is pretty much on its hands and knees.
I thought it would be fun, at the very least. Oh well.
I skipped all the bickering so don't really know what that's about, but since I'm all for staying on topic in threads:
26. Check Your Head- Beastie Boys
There's a case to be made about Paul's Boutique in its place, but as groundbreaking as that was (and how much I love that one too!), I think CYH has more spirit to it, as opposed to the technical marvel that is PB. When I first heard it, it blew my world right open. Being a teenager in the nineties still meant picking a genre you identified with, and keeping all your other tastes on the downlow. CYH said 'fuck it' to that, and showed me that if you want to do hiphop, rock, funk and hardcore all in one band, you should just do it. Around that period the BB started treating all cool (geek) culture like that- hence 'Grand Royal'. You wanna dig Richard Pryor, Raymond Burr, Japanese monster movies, Carl Sagan, video games ànd buddhism all at the same time? Go for it!
Seriously, my karma implores me to include CYH.