Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Public Enemy - Beats & Places
Of course, as a devotee of 2nd wave hip-hop (as well as first...) I was down with Public Enemy from the get-go. My friends and I purchased the 12" for "You're Gonna Get Yours" (with the greatly missed b-side of the 'Terminator X Getaway Dub that I can not find anywhere anymore, damnit) for our record collective when it hit the racks at Alvin's Music Center in San Berdoo way back in the day. Although they eventually put out the 2nd greatest hip-hop album ever ("It Takes A Nation Of Millions...") they kind of fell of to me when all the drama with Griff came about and they seemed to resent that a major portion of their record buyers were suburban white boys. I won't even tell you how I feel about Flav anymore, best left unsaid. But here they are again and Chuck D. (ne Carlton Ridenour, who grew up neither oppressed or poor - remember that) is still a master of wordsmanship and rage. It's all good and I urge you to support them by cd or concert whenever possible. Peace.
1. Here We Go Again (PE Tour Intro - 2007)
2. Air Conditioning
3. Who's Your Hero?
4. The Flavor Flav Show
5. Electric Slave Listen
6. Grand Theft Oil
7. Hell No, We Ain't Allright
9. Like It Is
11. PE Break It To P.E.aces
12. All Aboard The New Nighttrain
13. Do You Wanna Go Our Way??? (Live At The Fillmore 2002)
14. If I Gave You Soul (What Would You Do With It?)
15. Air Conditioning (Revisited)
link somewhere around here...