Portishead and Chuck D? Sounds like the very fiber which keeps a dream from ripping away into something less ideal. Well, the frontman of the century stepped out to deliver a verse from “Black Steel…” amidst the robust chaos of the electronic gloom gods’ “Machine Gun”.
A completely different feel than what was on It Takes A Nation Of Millions…but still pretty flooring. Chuck’s revolutionary chants of “machine gun”, “power to the people”, and “number 1″ as the band rumbled along in a raucous drone carried the haunting quality of a weathered war vet’s tone when retelling the horrors of battle.
Spotted on Pitchfork.