ATP/Don’t Look Back present Public Enemy performing Fear Of A Black Planet in London
aaamusic | On 18, Apr 2011
PUBLIC ENEMY performing FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET
+ special guests tbc
The Forum, Kentish Town, London
Thursday 8th September 2011, 7pm-11pm
On Sale Now
If Public Enemy’s two previous albums had ruffled feathers, Fear Of A Black Planet set out its stall to exploit mainstream fears. Again, the title spoke volumes. This time they raged just as hard, but their political consciousness had grown. The siege mentality only underscores the group’s hard-nosed, cut-and-paste sample technique and the eloquence of Chuck D. ‘Fight The Power’ still bites harder than just about any other track in rap’s history. The album, which also includes the classic singles 911 Is A Joke, Brothers Gonna Work It Out and Welcome to the Terrdome sold a million copies in the U.S. in it’s first week and earnt a 10/10 review in NME, and has since been recognised as one of hip hop’s best and most important records – in 2005, it was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.
In 2011 Public Enemy will return to London to perform this classic in it’s entirety as part of the ATP Don’t Look Back season, a series which has previously featured such albums as The Stooges’ Fun House, Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, Spiritualized’s Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, as well as Public Enemy’s other undisputed classic It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.
Tickets for Public Enemy performing Fear Of A Black Planet are priced at £25 stbf and are on sale now from www.atpfestival.com