Public Enemy It Takes A Nation: The First London Invasion 1987 Available on DVD / CD April 19, 2005 Through Music Video Distributors

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Oaks, PA- Music Video Distributors and SlamJAMZ are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation: The First London Invasion 1987 for worldwide distribution on DVD/CD. This DVD follows Public Enemy on their very first embarkment upon the Euro-UK shores during the Def Jam tour of 1987. Thatcher was Prime Minister, Nelson Mandela was still in a South African prison, Reagan was US president, the Wall was still up and a King holiday was far away. PE stepped into this world with plenty to say, vintage interviews, and the incendiary performance.

By pioneering a variation of hardcore rap that was musically and politically revolutionary, Public Enemy rewrote all of the rules of hip-hop. What began as the most influential and controversial rap group of the late ’80s, has come to be known as the most definitive rap group of all time.

Live November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1987: The European Def Jam Tour, Hammersmith Odeon in London:

Countdown To Armageddon
Raise The Roof
Too Much Posse
Bring The Noise
My Uzi Weighs A Ton
Rightstarter
Rebel Without A Pause
You’re Gonna Get Yours
Timebomb
Public Enemy Number One

Bonus Features:
Classic Photos
Play By Play Commentary by Chuck D
Live Australia 2003 clip – “Channel Zero” and “Can’t Trust It”
Bonus Audio CD (with rare remixes)

The 1987 Public Enemy Euro-Lineup:
Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X, Professor Griff, Brother Mike Williams, and Brother James Norman

Selection #: DRB-1368
UPC: 022891136897
Street Date: April 19, 2005
Retail: $16.95
Run Time: 60 Minutes
Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound