Armond White Music Review of the Public Enemy album “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

23) Armond White Music Review of the Public Enemy album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back  -1988-

 

 

 

 

“Each cut is conceived and performed as a power salute, but this busy

 

 

sound (culled from pieces of music and cultural history and masterfully produced by the team of Hank Shocklee, Carl Ryder, Bill Stephney, and Rick Rubin) has a visceral effect that makes the album much more than a symbolic gesture…Nothing this charged-up and serious has been put on vinyl since the great days of British punk…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on Public Enemy’s album, It Takes A Nations of Millions To Hold Us Back, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years Of Pop Culture That Shook The World.

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