Prophets of Rage Channel Beastie Boys + Public Enemy on ‘No Sleep ‘Till Cleveland’
Prophets of Rage recently revealed that their first release will be a new EP called The Party's Over featuring two tracks recorded in the studio, plus a trio of live tracks. One of those concert songs, "No Sleep Till Cleveland," has now surfaced on Zane Lowe's World Record Beats 1 radio show via iTunes.
As you might suspect from the title, the track is a take off on the Beastie Boys classic "No Sleep Till Brooklyn," but the band puts their own spin on it, incorporating lyrics from Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" alongside the familiar guitar licks and chorus from the Beastie Boys classic, and some nifty Tom Morello guitar playing during a breakdown in the song. While the band initially keeps the titular city as "Brooklyn" early on in the lyrics, they change it to Cleveland at the end, welcoming those watching them at their recent performance outside the Republican National Convention to take in the message. Check out the song in player below.
The Party's Over EP is set to arrive on Aug. 26 featuring the brand new title track recorded by the band, an updated version of Public Enemy's "Prophets of Rage," and live versions of "Killing in the Name" and "Shut 'Em Down" alongside "No Sleep Till Cleveland."
Prophets of Rage are in the midst of dates that will continue stateside into the month of October. Dates can be found here.
Prophets of Rage, "No Sleep Till Cleveland"
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