Public Enemy @ Summer Break Festival, December ’08

Amazing performance from Public Enemy, a band I grew up listening to religiously!

To be honest, over the years I have lost track of what these guys have been up to, mainly as my musical tastes have veered into more guitar based styles. So my eyes lit up when Flava Flav announced they would be playing It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back from the beginning to end – the album I grew up with!!

And while I don’t fully understand the plight of the black man in US history, it is hard to not feel emotionally moved when watching Public Enemy. They have an energy and enthusiasm that compels an audience to listen. I left the gig feeling I had the solution to problem I hardly know anything about.

Fight the powers that be…” that could mean anything to anyone, but I sang along like everyone else…

Brilliant stuff.