The Beastie Boys' 1995 Hardcore EP Is Now On Streaming Services

Listen to Aglio E Olio, Beastie Boys' 1995 hardcore punk EP.

The Beastie Boys' 1995 Hardcore EP Is Now On Streaming Services

For the first time, the Beastie Boys' 1995 hardcore punk EP has hit online streaming services.

Aglio E Olio – which translates to 'garlic and oil' in Italian – was released on CD and vinyl on the band's Grand Royal label a quarter of a century ago, but now its breathless eight tracks are available to listen to in full online.

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As well as featuring the trio – Ad-Rock, Mike D and the late MCA – in full-throttle form, Aglio E Olio stars Suicidal Tendencies drummer Amery 'AWOL' Smith.

"When we first started working on [1998 fifth album] Hello Nasty in New York, Awol was around helping us get set up," Mike later explained in 1999. "Along with the usual bunch of experimental jamming/sampling etc., we started playing a bunch of hardcore, putting song arrangements together really quickly. Then I started writing vocals. Soon we realised that we had way too many hardcore songs to possibly put on the next album, so we decided to release them all together as an EP."

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