Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Video of the Week - Public Enemy: "Rebel Without a Pause" (Live from the Pitchfork Festival)

So, there was this little music gathering in Chicago over the weekend called the Pitchfork Music Festival. Maybe you've heard of it? Anyway, aside from having a stacked lineup that included Ghostface and Raekwon, Spiritualized, Spoon, Boris, Cut Copy, King Khan, Dinosaur Jr., and many other super awesome bands, the organizers at P4K and the brains behind All Tomorrow's Parties Don't Look Back series joined forces to bring festival attendees something extra special. How special? Try Public Enemy performing It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back in its entirety special.

For those of us who couldn't make it to Chicago, at least P4K was kind enough to record some of the performance and share it with the world. I've been lucky enough to see PE live a couple of times, and they truly are one of the few hip hop acts whose style translates well to the stage. And even after all these years Chuck D, Flavor Flav (reality TV show embarrassments notwithstanding), Terminator X, and the S1W's can obviously still bring the noise with the best of them.

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