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Thursday, July 19 2007

Part 5: Public Enemy to Dixie Chicks (1989-2006)

The brave, early activists of the US AIDS movement knew that Silence = Death. Throughout history it's "Put up", we're told, "Shut up", we're threatened. Praise to those who set their protest to song and act up!


Reviews

Thursday, July 26 2012

Various Artists: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

Soundtrack makes for a pretty good listen, but doesn't live up to its audacious subtitle.


Sunday, March 8 2009

Public Enemy: Revolverlution Tour Australia 2003

For those of us who are interested in the intersection of politics and popular culture, our resentment of Reagan-Bush-Bush is mitigated by the realization that, hey, at least we got some good tunes out of the deal.


Tuesday, February 12 2008

Public Enemy: Remix of a Nation

Paris takes Rebirth of a Nation back for an ultimately unnecessary do-over. This should be a bonus disk, not a stand-alone.


Monday, August 7 2006

Public Enemy: Bring That Beat Back

As Public Enemy's latest set of remixes focuses on beats, their politics are still bangin'. But has Public Enemy become a group of superheroes or brothers from another planet?


Thursday, November 3 2005

Public Enemy: New Whirl Odor

Some thought Public Enemy had become irrelevant 10 years ago, but they hadn't. Now, though, they're getting dangerously close...


Blogs

Friday, July 26 2013

Counterbalance No. 131a: Public Enemy's 'Fear of a Black Planet'

I got so much trouble on my mind, refuse to lose. Here's your ticket -- hear the drummer get wicked -- and dig into the 131st most acclaimed album of all time. Public Enemy’s 1990 statement of purpose is next. Welcome to the terrordome.


Friday, January 21 2011

Counterbalance No. 17: Public Enemy’s 'It Takes a Nation of Millions'

Hip-hop makes its debut on The Big List with Public Enemy’s meaty, beaty manifesto, and all the jealous punks can’t stop the dunk. Counterbalance’s Klinger and Mendelsohn give it a listen.


Friday, August 6 2010

'Blue Sky Mining' and 'Fear of a Black Planet': Celebrating 20 Years of Righteous Anger

Twenty years ago, two albums addressed a man made environmental disaster and a racial divide that never seemed to close. You'd think these albums would sound dated today...


Sunday, February 14 2010

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Issac Hayes and Public Enemy

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


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