Polly Wog Stew

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Polly Wog Stew
Beastie Boys EP cover Polly Wog Stew.jpg
EP by Beastie Boys
Released July 1982
Recorded 1982
Studio 171-A Studios, New York City
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 10:42
Label Rat Cage
Producer Scott Jarvis, Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys chronology
Polly Wog Stew
Licensed to Ill

Polly Wog Stew is a 1982 EP by the Beastie Boys, released on the Rat Cage label. Out of print in its original form, all eight songs saw reissue on the 1989 punk rock compilation Killed by Death #1 but were removed from the record's subsequent releases when the Beasties repackaged the entire EP, along with the Cooky Puss 12", as the compilation album Some Old Bullshit.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Beastie Boys

No. Title Length
1. "Beastie Boys" 0:56
2. "Transit Cop" 1:18
3. "Jimi" 2:06
4. "Holy Snappers" 1:22
5. "Riot Fight" 0:30
6. "Ode To…" 1:33
7. "Michelle's Farm" 1:38
8. "Egg Raid On Mojo" 1:20

Track information

"Egg Raid On Mojo"

This is one of the few hardcore punk songs that the band continued to play in later years. Liner notes from the anthology The Sounds of Science state that the song is based on an event where members of the band were denied entry to a club by a bouncer, later returning, dressed in black, to pelt the offender with eggs. Some of the lyrics, such as "We all dressed in black" were reused in the Paul's Boutique song "Egg Man".

The Some Old Bullshit compilation includes an alternate version taped from Tim Sommer's Noise The Show radio program. Two tracks from Polly Wog Stew also appeared on the 1982 ROIR cassette compilation New York Thrash.


Beastie Boys

Additional personnel

  • Dave Parsons, Dave Scilken, Dave-id Busaras, Nick Cooper – backing vocals


  1. ^ "Pollywog Stew – Beastie Boys" at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
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