- Yo! Bum Rush the Show
Infobox Album |
Name = Yo! Bum Rush the Show
Artist = Public Enemy
January 26, 1987
Recorded = 1985–1986 at Spectrum City Studios, (Hempstead, New York)
Political hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Length = 46:44
Def Jam/ Columbia Records
The Bomb Squad
Reviews = *
AllmusicRating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jpfixqu5ldhe~T1 link]
Robert Christgau(B+) [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=public+enemy link] |
Last album =
This album = "Yo! Bum Rush the Show"
Next album = "
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"
"Yo! Bum Rush the Show" is the debut album by Public Enemy, released by
Def Jam/ Columbia Recordson January 26, 1987. This was the first album of Public Enemy's that had been released by a record label. Their debut album had debuted at #125 on the Billboard 200, and at #1 on the Billboard Hip-Hop/ R&BAlbums chart.
The album is considered a classic of its time but is generally considered inferior to Public Enemy's follow up album, "
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back".
1998, the album was selected as one of "The Source" Magazine's "100 Best Rap Albums". [cite web |url=http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/source.htm |title=100 Best Rap Albums |accessdate=2007-11-10 |format= |work= |publisher=The Source #100 |date=January, 1998] RS500|497
Red Hot Chili Peppershave often used part of 'You're Gonna Get Yours' as an intro to Give It Away when they play it live. Puff Daddycovered "Public Enemy No. 1" on his album Forever.
*"Q" magazine (9/95, p.132) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a stunning opening...just the first, in retrospect almost shy, step on a remarkable journey...a hard, droning extension of the basic drum`n'scratch Def Jam template that had served LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys so well."
Melody Maker" (7/22/95, p.35) - Recommended - "It wasn't just a new sound, a discovery. It was like being struck by a meteor."
NME" (9/25/93, p.19) - Ranked #49 in NME's list of The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s.
NME" (7/15/95, p.47) - 9 (out of 10) - "Yo! Bum Rush The Show announced a hip-hop group who smouldered beneath dark, sparse beats like no other, introduced us to the coolest vocal double act ever...and featured as striking a statement of intent as you could wish for in `Public Enemy Number 1'....brilliant."
# "You're Gonna Get Yours" - 4:04
# "Sophisticated Bitch" featuring
Vernon Reidof Living Colour- 4:30
# "Miuzi Weighs a Ton" - 5:44
# "Timebomb" - 2:54
# "Too Much Posse" - 2:25
# "Rightstarter (Message to a Black Man)" - 3:48
# "Public Enemy No. 1" - 4:41
# "M.P.E." - 3:44
# "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" - 4:25
# "Raise the Roof" - 5:18
# "Megablast" 2:51
# "Terminator X Speaks With His Hands" - 2:13
Chuck D.- Vocals
Flavor Flav- Vocals
Hank Shocklee- Drum Programming
Eric Sadler- Drum Programming
Terminator X- Lead Scratch
* Hank Shocklee - Minimal Synth Programming
* Eric Sadler - Minimal Synth Programming
* Steve Linsley - Bass
* Bill Stephney - Bass
Vernon Reid- Guitars
* Bill Stephney - Guitars
* Juice - Rhythm Scratch
Rick Rubin- Executive Producer
* Bill Stephney - Producer
* Carl Ryder - Co-producer
* Hank Shocklee - Co-producer
Glen E. Friedman- Photography
* Bill Stephney - Mixing
* Steve Ett - Mixing
* Hank Shocklee - Mixing
* Steven Linsley - Mixing
* Rick Rubin - Mixing
Partial List of Samples
The following lists some of the songs and sounds sampled on "Yo! Bum Rush the Show".
You're Gonna Get Yours
*"Super Sporm" by
*"Getting it On" by
*"Groove Line" by
Miuzi Weighs a Ton
*"Rock Steady" by
*"Different Strokes" by
*"Christmas Rappin'" by
*"Synthetic Substitution" by
*"Just Kissed My Baby" by
Rightstarter (Message to a Black Man)
*"Grip It" by
*"Blow Your Head" by
*"Here We Go" (Live) by
Public Enemy No. 1
*"AJ Scratch" by Kurtis Blow
*"Feel the Heartbeat" by
*"Blow Your Head" by
Fred Wesleyand The JBs
Yo! Bum Rush the Show
*"Shack Up" by
Raise the Roof
*"Assembly Line" by
*"All We Need is Another Chance" by The Escorts
Terminator X Speaks With His Hands
*"Just Kissed My Baby" by The Meters
* [http://www.mp3.com/albums/22514/summary.html MP3 summary]
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