First off, I would like to say that I had this comment all written out, I needed to adjust the window to get to the rest of the post, and then my entire comment disappeared as a result. This is reason 324315 why I generally hate blogging and Blogger in particular. User friendly my butt.

In any event — Greg’s comment about Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise” prompts me to this rare missive on NYLPM. See, I have the song — in fact, whisper it, it’s the only Public Enemy I actually own rather that just know, as it’s on the first CD I ever bought in the way back when, the _Less Than Zero_ soundtrack. But all I remember about it is Terminator X’s scratching and the rhythms, not the lyrics. I remember being terribly surprised when I learned a few years after the fact that Anthrax was referenced in the lyrics, and now I’m even more surprised to learn that Sonny Bono and Yoko Ono, among others, were as well. So it’s interesting to see someone talking about an element as being important to a song which frankly I never noticed or particularly cared for. I like the grain of Chuck D’s and Flavor Flav’s voices, but whatever they exactly said was so much further interference on an interference-laden song — a compliment, I should note. The credits for the band should really have read ‘The Bomb Squad, featuring Chuck D and Flavor Flav.’ I want the sounds, not the message — which is why Mos Def isn’t interesting to me where Timbaland is.