8. Public Enemy ‘It Takes A nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back..’

Rap pioneers who are, arguably, still the best of their field with their political music that created a sound like no other and a live show that could challenge any band on the planet…

‘I didn’t know which PE album to put down but they had to be included- fuck me it’s Public Enemy! and being young and black at that time and listening to this clarion call to intellectual arms done with such polish and contained rage was just immense.’

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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