Friday, October 13, 2006

Public Enemy Live (1992)

I feel lucky enough to have seen Public Enemy live in their heyday. They were (are) without doubt one of the finest live hip hop artists of all time; probably the first to have an actual "show" that you would usually associate with a rock band on a multi-million dollar contract. When I saw them it was in Brixton, London in 1989 (I think) when they were at the top of their game. It was their first UK tour (if I remember rightly) & certainly their first since the Nation of Millions album. It started with the obligatory sirens & Griff with the S1Ws parading around the stage with their mock uzi guns before Terminator X cut the sirens dead, scratched the hell out of some horns & then Chuck D & Flav came bursting onto the stage with "Bring The Noise". By the time the concert finished, I felt that I'd witnessed a truly awesome event!

The link below is to part of a show they did in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1992.
In it are live performances of what some might say was their anthem "Fight The Power", plus medlies of ""Rebel Without A Pause/Public Enemy No.1/Don't Believe The Hype", "Bring The Noise/Welcome To The Terrordome" & "Buck Whylin/She Watch Channel Zero". It's just a taster, for the uninitiated, of how powerful they come across live on stage. Anyone that's ever been to a PE show will want to download this. Anyone who hasn't, MUST download it to find out what they've missed. Not sure where I got the original link from but it's just been re-uploaded so grab it while you can!!!!! You will NOT be disappointed....


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