Thursday 20 June 2013
1988 Rap Week part 4
I first heard public enemy in 1987 when I got a loan o the first album, Yo Bum Rush The Show from a mate in Aberdeen. It was good but not great, I think that there may have been a problem with the pressing as I remember it sounded pretty muffled at the time.
The second album, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back was a huge jump on from the Yo, it was loud and proud, there was no ambiguity around the meaning of the raps, Chuch D said what the meant and meant what he said and the production by Bomb Squad (Hank Shocklee and Carl Ryder) was so dense but still clear, still don't know what some of those noises are that have been incorporated within the mix of some of the tunes.
The album spawned a whole load of singles of which Don't Believe The Hype is probably my second favourite behind Bring The Noise.
Public Enemy - Bring The Noise