Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Stri CD (2007)

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Label Uni/def Jam
SKU 60115859
UPC 731452347923
UPC 14 00731452347923
Format CD
Release Date 10/26/2007
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Author Public Enemy
Compilation Appearance 10th Year Anniversary
Compilation Appearance Def Jam Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Madhouse-Very Best Of Anthrax (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Anthology (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Compilation Appearance Ultra Trance 07
Compilation Appearance Louie Devito Presents Pacha
Compilation Appearance American Gangster
Compilation Appearance Paris Presents:hard Truth Soldiers V1(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work Butterface, DJ
Associated Artist/Work Moby
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Kirk Yano; Bob Fudjinski
Producer Gary G Wiz; Stuart Robertz; JBL; Cerwin Depper
CatalogID 5234792
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 09/06/1994
Original Release 1991
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code AAD
Length 45m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731452347923
Musical Guests
Anthrax
Album Notes and Credits
Public Enemy includes: Chuck D., Flavor Flav (rap vocals); Terminator X (scratches).
Anthrax: Joey Belladonna (vocals); Scott Ian, Dan Spitz (guitar); Frank Bello (bass); Charlie Banante (drums).
Additional personnel: Fred Wells (guitar); Allen Givens, Tyrone Jefferson, Lorenzo "Tony" Wyche (horns); Frank Able (keyboards); Al MacDowell (bass); Steve Moss, Ricky Gordon (percussion).
Recorded at the Music Palace, Long Island, New York.
Personnel: Flavor Flav, Matt Fallon, Chuck D (vocals); Fred Wells, Dan Spitz, Scott Ian (guitar); Lorenzo Wyche, Jefferson Wyche, Tyrone Jefferson, Allan Givens (horns); Frank Abel, Frank Able (keyboards); Richard Gordon, Rick Gordon, Charlie Benante (drums); Steve Moss (congas); Gary G-Wiz, Stuart Robertz (programming); Terminator X (turntables); Sister Souljah (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Christopher Shaw ; Mike Bona; John Bradley ; Terminator X; Bob Fudjinski.
Recording information: Music Palace, Strong Island.
Directors: Gary G-Wiz; Stuart Robertz; J.B.L.; Cerwin Depper.
Photographers: Ernie Paniccioli; Gary Spector.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Harry Allen; Flavor Flav; Hank Shocklee; Anthrax; Terminator X; Chuck D.
Arrangers: Gary G-Wiz; Stuart Robertz; J.B.L.; Cerwin Depper.
APOCALYPSE '91-THE ENEMY STRIKES BLACK finds Strong Island's finest plying their raucous, angry trade once again, as unapologetic as ever. Their place in rap history was long secured by 1991, but the trio doesn't waste a second resting on its laurels--the album's opening salvo, "Lost At Birth" is militant and severe, introducing them as the "prophets of rage." Chuck D's no-nonsense delivery contrasts Flava Flav's manic rage, while turntable master Terminator X serves up an endless assault of hardcore sonic shrapnel.
"Nighttrain" is a staccato barrage, relentless and steeped in the blend of extreme racial pride and paranoia which put PE on the map. In "By the Time I Get To Arizona," they direct their vitriol at the state that rejected Martin Luther King's holiday. "1 Million Bottlebags" takes on beer manufacturers who target inner-city markets, exposing the self-destructive urge that fuels this practice. Thrash masters Anthrax climb aboard for an unlikely pairing, beefing up PE's classic "Bring the Noize."
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (10/3/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...attempts nothing short of setting a sociopolitical agenda for the black community....APOCALYPSE '91 needs to be watched..."
Spin - Ranked #7 in Spin's list of the 20 Best Albums of 1991.
Spin (10/91) - "...The funk of R&B, the hooks of pop, the grind of metal...To listen to Public Enemy is to hear a bomb squad explode."
Q (9/95, p.132) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...fine by any but their own Olympian standards...showed Public Enemy ploughing old furrows..."
Melody Maker (12/91) - Ranked #21 in Melody Maker's list of the top 30 albums of 1991.
Melody Maker (7/22/95, p.35) - "...[album number] four was still massive, still mighty, it still thundered down on you with locomotive force. But cracks in the surface were starting to show...."
New York Times (Publisher) (9/29/91) - "...hip-hop's prophets of rage...with songs that mix political, personal and promotional statements in quick-cutting, often oblique language..."
NME (Magazine) (7/15/95, p.47) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a more soulful, funkier stew than previously served but there were a couple of fillers....Good, but not as indispensable as its predecessors..."
Disc 1
1 Lost At Birth
2 Rebirth
3 Nighttrain
4 Can't Truss It
5 I Don't Wanna Be Called Yo Nigga
6 How To Kill A Radio Consultant
7 By The Time I Get To Arizona
8 Move!
9 1 Million Bottlebags
10 More News At 11
11 Shut Em Down
12 Letter To The New York Post, A
13 Get The F--- Outta Dodge
14 Bring The Noise - (with Anthrax)
Product Attributes
Artist Public Enemy
Label Polygram Label Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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