Beastie Boys-Aglio e Olio

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Aglio e Olio is an EP by the Beastie Boys, released in 1995. The EP showcases a return to the band's hardcore punk roots. The EP was released after the band realized that it had written too many hardcore punk songs for its next record. Michael "Mike D" Diamond later said, "When we first started working on Hello Nasty in New York, Amery "Awol" Smith was around helping us get set up. 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 realized 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."

 "Aglio e Olio" means "Garlic and Oil" in Italian, a reference to one of the simplest pasta dressings used in Italy. According to Mike D, the title was chosen "to let the kids know, it's eight songs but only ten minutes. It's important to let the people know".

All but one of the songs contained on the EP are under two minutes in length; each song is played quickly in the style of punk rock. This made Aglio e Olio the first Beastie Boys release since 1982's Polly Wog Stew EP to feature entirely hardcore punk songs.