Aug 06

THE FT TOP 100 TRACKS OF ALL TIME No.69: Anthrax and Public Enemy – Bring The Noise

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anthrax peAs soon as Flav appears after 6 seconds of, even for Anthrax, ridiculously fast heavy drumming, you knew something was up. This track takes the idea that Aerosmith and Run DMC (quite literally, in the case of the video, of course) had broken down the walls between Rock and Rap five years earlier and shows them up for the chancers they were. In barely three minutes of actual songy bit (excluding the pissing about at the end) Anthrax and PE Changed Metal Forever. OK, so admittedly this eventually led to Fred Durst, but it wasn’t their fault, there’s more ENERGY and EXCITEMENT in this one song than pretty much everything we would come to call nu-metal.


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    Tom on 30 Aug 2006 #

    Was it really the birth of nu-metal, I always blame/credit Faith No More, tho I suspect no nu-metallers listened to EITHER.

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    Admin on 30 Aug 2006 #

    I blame PWEI

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    CarsmileSteve on 30 Aug 2006 #

    i think the reason it wasn’t Faith No More was because they had an idea of funk (however badly realised), whereas yr nu-metal was a lot more about the SHOUTING and BEING ANGRY side of both rock and rap, that went via RATM (and the Judgement Night soundtrack OF COURSE) eventually into the limp bizkit end of things…

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    Pete Baran on 30 Aug 2006 #

    This record (much like both PE and to a lesser extent Anthrax’s) gave the recording end of things all sorts of problems in trying to actually realise the cacophony they were after. What was probably a real actual sensual assault live, always seemed a bit tame to me on record.

    (cf All eighties Hardcore, especially Husker Du).

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