"Jane's took that classic rock ‘n' roll and metal that Dave and Steve were into and mixed it with Velvet Underground, Iggy and Bowie. We had such an extensive vocabulary to draw from... It was like a science experiment." - Perry Farrell
“When you’re in Iceland, you’re just so isolated. But it was a really good time to grow up and play in a band. The only thing you did was just play with your friends and have fun. If you do that and are honest, then probably good things come to you.”
If The Velvet Underground were punk’s DIY flashpoint, Public Enemy was undoubtedly the hip hop equivalent. This album is a vital artery of contemporary counter-culture in rap and beyond.
A sparse, emotive and heartfelt masterpiece from one of the great lyricists in popular music.
"The music is within your head, your soul, your spirit, and this is all I did when I sat at the piano. I just go within." - Alice Coltrane