Armond White Music Review of The Public Enemy “Yo! Bum Rush The Show!” album and ‘Bring The Noise’ single (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

16)  Armond White Music Review of the Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush The Show! album and “Bring The Noise” single.    -1988-

 

“The loud, assertive album is both a warning and an act of protest.   Listening to the record was like

taking a pin out of a grenade and holding it to one’s chest: the anger in it was close, palpable–and it felt self destructive…The teacher-pupil structure of Public Enemy’s raps also illustrates the group’s relationship to its audience.  “Bring The Noise” is an open classroom is which the lesson is: acquiring a…”

 

 

For more on Armond White’s take on Public Enemy’s Yo! Bum Rush The Show! album and “Bring The Noise” single, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.

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