Fight the Power: Greatest Hits Live! [CD/DVD] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
While longtime fans might hope that Fight the Power: Greatest Hits Live! is a reissue of the 1989 "golden age" VHS that shares its name, it's actually a 2004 show from Australia. Terminator X is replaced by the worthy DJ Lord, while Professor Griff spits more lyrics than he used to and has traded his military garb for a jersey, plus a three-piece band -- the "ghetto metal" unit 7th Octave -- brings the noise in a more traditional way. The good news is that Chuck D and Flavor Flav have lost none of their energy or urgency, and deliver late-period cuts like "Son of a Bush" with enough venom to send fair-weather fans back to the racks in search of all those post-1990 albums...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
While longtime fans might hope that Fight the Power: Greatest Hits Live! is a reissue of the 1989 "golden age" VHS that shares its name, it's actually a 2004 show from Australia. Terminator X is replaced by the worthy DJ Lord, while Professor Griff spits more lyrics than he used to and has traded his military garb for a jersey, plus a three-piece band -- the "ghetto metal" unit 7th Octave -- brings the noise in a more traditional way. The good news is that Chuck D and Flavor Flav have lost none of their energy or urgency, and deliver late-period cuts like "Son of a Bush" with enough venom to send fair-weather fans back to the racks in search of all those post-1990 albums they slept on. The guitar/bass/drums band often overpowers Lord, but when the DJ gets a solo spot, he shows and proves, manipulating some vintage PE samples and paying homage before adding some of his own over-the-top tricks like the freaky "Matrix scratch." The longer DVD outshines the CD, since this is such a visually stimulating show -- and captured very well with cameras just where they should be -- with the one stumble being a slovenly pair of S1Ws, the military security officers who used to be stoic and ominous as chaos surrounded them. Although Griff -- their boss -- seems more concerned with looking like Mystikal than whipping them into shape, this is a minor quibble, and the rest of the show is PE in proper attack mode, preaching like it's 1987 even if the audience is smaller and already converted. A "behind the scenes" bonus is worth watching and the 5.1 Surround mix is very well done with shouts from audience members and reflections of Lord's scratching jumping out of the back channels.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/2007
  • Label: Pyramid Media
  • UPC: 854750001103
  • Catalog Number: 50110
  • Sales rank: 104,009

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brothers Gonna Work It Out (4:31)
  2. 2 Welcome to the Terrordome (2:40)
  3. 3 Bring the Noise (1:27)
  4. 4 Son of a Bush (5:57)
  5. 5 Shut 'Em Down (4:38)
  6. 6 Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos (3:52)
  7. 7 He Got Game (1:46)
  8. 8 Revolverlution (3:51)
  9. 9 911 Is a Joke (3:01)
  10. 10 Public Enemy #1 (1:02)
  11. 11 D.J. Lord Solo (3:46)
  12. 12 Give It Up (4:36)
  13. 13 Don't Believe the Hype (2:08)
  14. 14 Rebel Without a Pause (4:44)
  15. 15 Arizona (Ball of Confusion) (2:35)
  16. 16 Fight the Power (Soul Power) (12:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Intro
  2. 2 Brothers Gonna Work It Out
  3. 3 Welcome to the Terrordome
  4. 4 Bring the Nosie
  5. 5 Son of a Bush
  6. 6 Shut 'Em Down
  7. 7 Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
  8. 8 He Got Game
  9. 9 Revolverlution
  10. 10 911 Is a Joke
  11. 11 Public Enemy #1
  12. 12 D.J. Lord Solo
  13. 13 Give It Up
  14. 14 Don't Believe the Hype
  15. 15 Rebel Without a Pause
  16. 16 Arizona (Ball of Confusion)
  17. 17 Fight the Power (Soul Power)
  18. 18 Flavor Set
  19. 19 7th Octave Set/Freestyle
  20. 20 Prophets of Rage
  21. 21 Can't Truss It
  22. 22 Do You Wanna Go Our Way???
  23. 23 Peeps (Turbo)
  24. 24 Hazy Shade of Criminal/She Watch Channel Zero
  25. 25 Bonus Materials
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Public Enemy Primary Artist
Chuck D Vocals, Group Member
Khari Wynn Guitar
Brian Hardgrove Bass Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Technical Credits
Public Enemy Composer
Franz Schmidt Cover Art
Chuck D Liner Notes
J.B.L. Composer
Stuart Robertz Composer
Jean Luc Young Executive Producer
Studdah Man Composer
Ira Bruggmann Executive Producer
Gunther Kutsch Executive Producer
Pascale Mayer Liner Notes
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