I'll never forget how I felt the first time I heard this song: angry, amped, empowered. Chuck's forceful lyrics, stentorian voice, and exigent delivery peppered with Flav's flavor welcomed us to the Terrordome. But they wouldn't have driven the point home in the way that they did without the magic of Keith, Hank, and Eric, the Bomb Squad. FIGHT THE POWER came out almost 30 years ago, as did "Bring the Noise," "Don't Believe The Hype," "Rebel Without a Pause," "Shut 'Em Down," "Can't Truss It," "911 Is A Joke," "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos," and so many more.
When I read those titles I miss those voices, literal and figurative, and wonder if Public Enemy would get signed to a major label deal today. I regret not. It's a new dawn, it's a new day, but I'm not feeling good.