Polly Wog Stew
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Kudos, Punk

Our friends at New Wave Time Warp remind us that the Beastie Boys’ Polly Wog Stew EP came out 30 years ago yesterday.

I think I have this EP in the basement or attic. I liked it! Which is why my mind was blown the following year when they came out with Cooky Puss.

PS: Remember drummer Kate Schellenbach? Who went on to drum for the Lunachicks and Luscious Jackson? What is she doing now, I wonder?

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Joshua Glenn is a cultural and brand semiotician, and co-principal of the agency SEMIOVOX LLC. He is editor and publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age sci-fi paperback imprint HILOBOOKS. He is author of (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY (2008) and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY (2011); and he is co-editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY (2007) and SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (2012). With Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Tony Leone, Josh produced the popular family activities guides UNBORED (2012), UNBORED GAMES (2014), and UNBORED ADVENTURE (2015), not to mention two UNBORED activity kits from MindWare. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons.