Money Mark

Mark's Keyboard Repair

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Mark's Keyboard Repair Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Money Mark was the keyboardist on the Beastie Boys' Check Your Head and Ill Communication. Both albums demonstrated his influence, with his thick, funky organ appearing all over the place. On his own, Money Mark creates music that is quite similar to the instrumental tracks on the two Beastie albums, but his music is grittier and jazzier. Mark's Keyboard Repair sounds like a lo-fi, indie rock variation of '60s soul-jazz, particularly the records of Jimmy Smith. Mark's attention span is extremely short -- some of the songs don't last a minute -- but the songs keep the same laid-back groove flowing throughout the album. Mark's Keyboard Repair features a full 30 songs on its American release -- the original English version clocked in with 20 -- but it is rarely boring. Only the groove is important on the album, and Money Mark never lets it stop.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Money Mark 03:10 SpotifyAmazon
2 Money Mark 01:28 SpotifyAmazon
3 Money Mark 01:34 SpotifyAmazon
4 Money Mark 01:27 SpotifyAmazon
5 Money Mark 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
6 Money Mark 01:32 SpotifyAmazon
7 Money Mark 02:21 SpotifyAmazon
8 Money Mark 01:07 SpotifyAmazon
9 Money Mark 00:59 SpotifyAmazon
10 Money Mark 01:07 SpotifyAmazon
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Cry
Money Mark 02:19 SpotifyAmazon
12 Money Mark 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
13 Money Mark 01:39 SpotifyAmazon
14 Money Mark 00:37 SpotifyAmazon
15 Money Mark 01:16 SpotifyAmazon
16 Money Mark 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
17 Money Mark 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
18 Money Mark 01:44 SpotifyAmazon
19 Money Mark 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
20 Money Mark 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
21 Money Mark 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
22 Money Mark 02:24 SpotifyAmazon
23 Money Mark 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
24 Money Mark 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
25 Money Mark 01:50 SpotifyAmazon
26 Money Mark 02:08 SpotifyAmazon
27 Money Mark 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
28 Money Mark 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
29 Money Mark 04:38 SpotifyAmazon
30 Money Mark 00:58 SpotifyAmazon
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