If you haven't figured it out by now, the above statement makes up the acronym, "BEASTIE", which is how the Boys' nomenclature came about.
In 1982, the Beastie Boys recorded an EP of hardcore punk material, called "Poll Wog Stew", which would be so far removed from their later hip-hop stylings.
Don't get me wrong...I actually prefer their hip-hop guise. But I thought this would be of historical significance or curiosity.
Interestingly, the song "Egg Raid On Mojo" reportedly originates from an incident whereby a bouncer at a nightclub denied the band entry. They later returned -- dressed in black -- to pelt their offender with eggs.
Beastie Boys - Poll Wog Stew EP (1982):
|1||Beastie Boys||Beastie Boys||0:56|
|2||Beastie Boys||Transit Cop||1:17|
|4||Beastie Boys||Holy Snappers||1:22|
|5||Beastie Boys||Riot Fight||0:30|
|6||Beastie Boys||Ode To...||1:33|
|7||Beastie Boys||Michelle's Farm||1:38|
|8||Beastie Boys||Egg Raid On Mojo||1:20|