"Bring The Noise" as written by Carlton Ridenhour, George Jr. Clinton, James Henry Boxley Iii and Eric T. Sadler....
Bass! How low can you go?
Death row, what a brother knows
Once again, back is the incredible
The rhyme animal
The uncannable D, Public Enemy Number One
Five-O said, "Freeze!" and I got numb
Can I tell 'em that I never really had a gun?
But it's the wax that the Terminator X spun
Now they got me in a cell cause my records, they sell
Cause a brother like me said, "Well
Farrakhan's a prophet and I think you ought to listen to
What he can say to you, what you wanna do is follow for now"
Power of the people, say
"Make a miracle, D, pump the lyrical"
Black is back, all in, we're gonna win
Check it out, yeah y'all, here we go again

Turn it up! Bring the noise!
Turn it up! Bring the noise!

Never badder than bad cause the brother is madder than mad
At the fact that's corrupt as a senator
Soul on a roll, but you treat it like soap on a rope
Cause the beats and the lines are so dope
Listen for lessons I'm saying inside
Music that the critics are blasting me for
They'll never care for the brothers and sisters
Mow, cause the country has us up for the war
We got to demonstrate, come on now, they're gonna have to wait
Till we get it right
Radio stations I question their blackness
They call themselves black, but we'll see if they'll play this

Turn it up! Bring the noise!
Turn it up! Bring the noise!

Get from in front of me, the crowd runs to me
My deejay is warm, he's X, I call him Norm, ya know
He can cut a record from side to side
So what, the ride, the glide should be much safer than a suicide
Soul control, beat is the father of your rock'n'roll
Music for whatcha, for whichin', you call a band, man
Making a music, abuse it, but you can't do it, ya know
You call 'em demos, but we ride limos, too
Whatcha gonna do? Rap is not afraid of you
Beat is for Sonny Bono, beat is for Yoko Ono
Run-DMC first said a deejay could be a band
Stand on its feet, get you out your seat
Beat is for Eric B. and LL as well, hell
Wax is for Anthrax, still it can rock bells
Ever forever, universal, it will sell
Time for me to exit, Terminator X-it

Turn it up! Bring the noise!
Turn it up! Bring the noise!

From coast to coast, so you can stop being like a comatose
"Stand, my man? The beat's the same with a boast toast"
Rock with some pizzazz, it will last. Why you ask?
Roll with the rock stars, still never get accepted as
We got to plead the Fifth, we can investigate
Don't need to wait, get the record straight
Hey, posse's in effect, got the Flavor, Terminator
X to sign checks, play to get paid
We got to check it out down on the avenue
A magazine or two is dissing me and dissing you
Yeah, I'm telling you

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"Bring the Noise" as written by Eric Sadler Carlton Ridenhour


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  • +1
    General CommentThis is the one that started it all, ladies and gents. Rock and Rap together... bridged by the mighty Anthrax
    Prodigalon March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kicked me in the nuts the first time i heard it, but i kept listening to it over and over because of its extreme level of awesomeness. Wow, over two years in between the first two comments, and only a few hours between these two. Excellent
    dman1025on April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best Rap/Rock songs ever, right up there with Walk this Way
    Shadow of Oblivionon September 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm usually not really into this hip-hop thing, but there are some exceptions.. especially Public Enemy. The way they mix rap and rock and bring in some political statements as well is just incredible!
    arno_von January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kicks ass on so many levels,in my opinion this song is by far the best rap/rock song,never been a fan of Aerosmith so dont care for Walk this Way
    livebackwards801on June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant song, but what is it about?
    AntiPop245on June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first time that a "hardcore rap" group and a "thrash metal" group ever did a song together.
    waycoolratton September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this used at the beginning of Sunday night's Bear's home game against the Seahawks to pump the crowd up, (Not that we needed much help.)
    When I realised I was actually hearing ANTHRAX being pumped through Soldier Field's sound system, I started screaming so loud I lost my voice.
    Not related to this song, but the Bears also come onto the field to Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" for all their home games which is equally AWESOME.
    Here's how the teaming up of these two groups came about:
    Musically diverse Scott Ian liked labelmate PE's sound and started wearing their shirt onstage. Chuck D took notice to this and as a nod, wrote the line, "hell wax is for Anthrax, still they can rock well" into the original track on 1998's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back."
    Ian decided there had to be a way the two groups could work together and was determined to make it happen.
    Chuck was initially reluctant to take Ian's offer, as he didn't see how the two sounds could be combined into something listenable.
    Scott had him listen to the drum/guitar track Anthrax had recorded and that was all it took. The rest is history.
    Released in '91, this one was way ahead of it's time , since Rap Metal didn't take off till Limp Bizkit's, (Ironically the same band who almost single handedly destroyed the genre thanks to Media Whore Fred Durst) release of "Three Dollar Bill Y'All" in '97.
    Anthrax recentley reunited with original frontman Joey Belladonna and plan to record a new album with the original lineup.
    True Thrash Metal will Live Again!!!!
    timothiuson October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCorrection to previous comments.
    I misquoted line, "still they can rock well."
    It's actually "still it can rock bells," which refers to LL Cool J's cut "Rock the Bells"
    timothiuson October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood write up, timothius.

    For a white guy growing up in the Cleveland burbs, I can tell you this cut was played often and LOUD when it came out. We were never into rap per se, but some groups found a way in our boomboxes. I can still remember pounding warm Miller Highlifes in my buddy's basement as this song played. Good times.

    Truly one of the most important genre-defining hybrid songs of modern times.
    kosk11348on October 22, 2006   Link

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