Some Old Bullshit [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
In the hilarious liner note/photo package with the disc is an indignant letter from a punk fan in about 1982 or so complaining bitterly about the Beastie Boys as being little more than "a pathetic, feeble imitation of Minor Threat." The thing is, that's fairly accurate. Collecting some of the long out-of-print/hard-to-find early releases by the band -- the Polly Wog Stew EP and the Cookie Puss single, mainly -- Some Old Bullshit is mostly that, if an entertaining enough variety. The eight Polly Wog Stew tracks are brattish hardcore and not much more, mainly interesting to hear Mike D's lead snotty whine and sometimes amusing lyrics "Egg Raid on Mojo" is about carrying out ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
In the hilarious liner note/photo package with the disc is an indignant letter from a punk fan in about 1982 or so complaining bitterly about the Beastie Boys as being little more than "a pathetic, feeble imitation of Minor Threat." The thing is, that's fairly accurate. Collecting some of the long out-of-print/hard-to-find early releases by the band -- the Polly Wog Stew EP and the Cookie Puss single, mainly -- Some Old Bullshit is mostly that, if an entertaining enough variety. The eight Polly Wog Stew tracks are brattish hardcore and not much more, mainly interesting to hear Mike D's lead snotty whine and sometimes amusing lyrics "Egg Raid on Mojo" is about carrying out such an assault on the doorman of a Manhattan club. "Jimi" is the best of the bunch because it isn't anything like hardcore, but more an attempt at noisy psychedelia that sounds like a sweeter, younger version of the Butthole Surfers. There's one other reason to at least give the album an initial ear: the drummer at this point was Kate Schellenbach, eventual founding member of Luscious Jackson a decade later. The Cookie Puss tracks signal the initial transmogrification of the Beasties into the hip-hop monsters of the later '80s, if a bit hamhandedly. There's old-school synth beats and bass, some minimal scratching, and vocals that in retrospect sound like Ween, but not much else -- the mock reggae anthem "Beastie Revolution" is pretty funny, though. As an amusing bonus, two radio tracks from the hardcore days are included: rough takes on "Egg Raid on Mojo" and "Transit Cop."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/1994
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077778984320
  • Catalog Number: 89843
  • Sales rank: 81,772

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Egg Raid on Mojo (1:41)
  2. 2 Beastie Boys (0:56)
  3. 3 Transit Cop (1:18)
  4. 4 Jimi (2:06)
  5. 5 Holy Snappers (1:22)
  6. 6 Riot Fight (0:30)
  7. 7 Ode to... (1:33)
  8. 8 Michelle's Farm (1:38)
  9. 9 Egg Raid on Mojo (1:20)
  10. 10 Transit Cop (1:21)
  11. 11 Cooky Puss (3:19)
  12. 12 Bonus Batter (2:21)
  13. 13 Beastie Revolution (5:09)
  14. 14 Cooky Puss (3:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beastie Boys Primary Artist
ID Background Vocals
MCA Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Background Vocals
John ? Guitar
Technical Credits
Beastie Boys Composer, Producer, Art Direction
A.W.O.L. Composer
Adam Horovitz Composer
Mario Caldato Jr. Composer
Mike D Composer, Liner Notes
Scott Jarvis Producer, Engineer
MCA Composer
Adam Yauch Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hmmm.... you guys made the right choice into rap

    They were Ok as a hardcore punk band. Somewhat dissapointed after reading that they were great fans of Bad Brains, mainly because I thought they would maybe sound as good as them. All I can say is that it's cool to hear it if you want to hear what the Beastie Boys would sound like as a hardcore punk band. But other than that, they are overly generic and dull.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Back In The Day....

    This album is a blend of the old and the new. Some of the songs are from the old days when the Beastie Boys were a hardcore New York punk band, and some integrates their newer, hip hop style music in with the old stuff. This is a major plus for the collection of any die hard fan of Adam, Adam, and Mike. True, there are low points, but old school punk rock is strong and alive today, and this is hardly to be called a disappointment.

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