Before Beastie Boys went rap and exploded with License to Ill, they thrashed about in a rather different genre—although the similarities in the ethos of rap/hiphop and punkk/hardcore cannot be discounted. Some Old Bullshit is a collection of recordings from the early '80s, when Beastie Boys came to rise in the early New York City hardcore scene. Tracks 1 and 10 were taped from Tim Sommer's "Noise The Show" radio program. Tracks 2–9 are from Pollywog Stew EP. Tracks 11–14 are from Cooky Puss EP. Cooky Puss is where you'll hear them start to transition into what they'd later become. That sense of humor was an essential part of their steez from the get go.