Public Enemy It Takes A Nation: The First London Invasion Tour 1987

It's a shame that the first thing that comes to mind now when thinking of Public Enemy is Flavour Flav's romantic antics on The Surreal Life. Showing why the group mattered in the first place, this DVD captures them in London, UK just before the release of their seminal It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back. The grainy footage captures PE beginning to hit their stride live, with Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X, Professor Griff and the S1Ws in full effect. It also features priceless behind the scenes moments, such as Chuck D's devastating answers to visibly uncomfortable interviewers. And Chuck D's rambling yet illuminating commentary contextualises how this show was pivotal in spreading the sound and fury of the noise PE was about to bring. Plus: bonus audio CD, more. (MVD)