Tim Grierson: Public Enemy - Inside The Terrordome


Publisher: Omnibus Press
Author: Tim Grierson
Format: Books | Biography
When Public Enemy quite literally burst onto the scene in the 1980s, their politically radical lyrics and starkly jarring sampling put fear into the hearts of the establishment while injecting fire into the eyes of the youth. This Public Enemy Biography, Inside The Terrordome tells the electrifying story of this band, defining their indelible mark on the world of music.

Simply one of the greatest hip-hop bands ever to take the mike and grace the decks, Public Enemy, with frontman Chuck D's electrifying lyrics, and hype man Flavor Flav's emphasising outbursts, quickly shot to the top of the underground hip-hop legend list. Releasing four albums in four years that have gone down in history as some of the most startling, incendiary, poetic and stunning collections of racially-, socially- and politically-conscious rap ever released, the story of such a band is too exciting to miss.

With rap and hip-hop as the most dominant forms of mainstream music in the world today, it is hard to see just how shocking and groundbreaking a band like Public Enemy were. Eloquently destroying racial and social inequality while backed up by enormously heavy beats and samples, the sound of Public Enemy was not one that white middle-class America could ignore. For anyone with even a passing interest in hip-hop, its roots and its journey, Inside The Terrordome is the exciting and detailed biography of one of the greatest.

After their first four albums, Public Enemy seemingly dropped off the radar, with few people being aware of where they had gone and what they were doing. A story that's seldom told, Tim Grierson tells that story, compiled from interviews with former band members and others who have worked with the group. Despite their relative quiet, Public Enemy were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, making their legacy simply certain. 

Brilliantly written by Tim Grierson, Inside The Terrordome is a Public Enemy Biography that navigates the twists and turns of a band whose ever-changing career befits the force of their music. If you're a fan of hip-hop music, Public Enemy, or just excellent lyrics and production, check out this book, which will tell the fascinating story of one of the greatest bands ever.
ISBN: 9781783053629
Published on: 19 February 2015
Language: English
Catalogue No: OP55671