What was Public Enemy recording 1982 - 1986 ?

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What was Public Enemy recording 1982 - 1986 ?

Postby Yoit'smeagain! » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:13 am

Does anybody have a recorded history of Public Enemy prior to their 1987 vinyl release?

There is a big list of PE material at Discogs, so they may have put out a CD with old material for all I know.
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Re: What was Public Enemy recording 1982 - 1986 ?

Postby JayQuan » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:15 pm

They were called Spectrum City , and they had a 12" on Vanguard Records.
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Re: What was Public Enemy recording 1982 - 1986 ?

Postby Repo136 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:25 pm

From Discogs....
The group was started by Hank Shocklee (nee Boxley) as a sound system in Long Island in 1975. His brother Keith joined him 1978 and Chuck D came on board in 1979. The crew got a slot on local radio station WBAU in 1982 where the program director was Bill Stephney and Flavor Flav also had a show. Spectrum City put out one single on the Vanguard label and then disappeared before returning in 1987 with additional members and a serious gameplan under the moniker Public Enemy

NBC (12", Ace) Sunshine Sound
Lies (12", Promo) Vanguard 1984
Lies (7", Promo) Vanguard 1984
Street Life / Check Out The Radio (12", Promo) Hollywood BASIC 1992


(Although my copy of Check Out The Radio is on Vanguard rather than Hollywood BASIC)
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Re: What was Public Enemy recording 1982 - 1986 ?

Postby Paradigm01 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:30 am

Wizard K-Jee one of PE's first DJs was the scratcher on Keymatic's Breakin In Space & Jazz Up + Hip Hop (Radar / Next Plateau 1984)
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Re: What was Public Enemy recording 1982 - 1986 ?

Postby Yoit'smeagain! » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:24 am

^^^NICE! Keith Shocklee scratching in '84!

Here is early Eric Sadler production from '86...
http://www.discogs.com/True-Life-Cocain ... ase/821934

I need to get that Lies 12''.
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Re: What was Public Enemy recording 1982 - 1986 ?

Postby jemie » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:40 pm

that might be chuck d's first production with spectrum , it's from key -matic producer

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Re: What was Public Enemy recording 1982 - 1986 ?

Postby IRISH CRAIG » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:22 am

jemie wrote:that might be chuck d's first production with spectrum , it's from key -matic producer



thanks again Jemie

here's the audio

Butch Cassidy's Funk Bunch - On A DJ's Birthday - http://www.mediafire.com/?ow1dk0ktgud
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