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Album: Rage Against the Machine [LP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Bombtrack [Remastered]
2)    Killing in the Name [Remastered]
3)    Take the Power Back [Remastered]
4)    Settle for Nothing [Remastered]
5)    Bullet in the Head [Remastered]
6)    Know Your Enemy [Remastered]
7)    Wake Up [Remastered]
8)    Fistful of Steel [Remastered]
9)    Township Rebellion [Remastered]
10)    Freedom [Remastered]
 

Album: Rage Against the Machine [LP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Bombtrack [Remastered]
2)    Killing in the Name [Remastered]
3)    Take the Power Back [Remastered]
4)    Settle for Nothing [Remastered]
5)    Bullet in the Head [Remastered]
6)    Know Your Enemy [Remastered]
7)    Wake Up [Remastered]
8)    Fistful of Steel [Remastered]
9)    Township Rebellion [Remastered]
10)    Freedom [Remastered]
 
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Performer Notes
  • Rage Against The Machine: Zack De La Rocha (vocals); Tom Morello (guitar); Timmy C. (bass); Brad Wilk (drums).
  • Additional personnel: Maynard James Keenan (background vocals).
  • Engineers: Stan Katayama, GGGarth, Auburn Burell.
  • Recorded at Sound City, Van Nuys, California; Scream Studios, Studio City, California; Industrial Recording, North Hollywood, California.
  • RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE is a collection of live concert videos and uncensored versions of 5 original videos.
  • On paper, Rage Against The Machine reads like Beavis, Boogie Down Productions and Butt-Head: an angry and enlightened rap frontman who preaches a multi-cultural alternative to what they teach you in schools and show you on TV, backed by a funky heavy metal rhythm section whose vampage and riffing pay direct tribute to the likes of the Edgar Winter Group and Led Zeppelin.
  • But there's no sense of fusion here. Neither a metal band toying with rap nor a rap group fronting as a rock band, R.A.T.M. is four guys who were never told that there's a difference, and who don't care to know. The knowledge-is-good-but-schools-are-bad rap, "Take The Power Back," gives way to a metal instrumental bridge; and the guitar that introduces the Martin/Malcolm/Cassius homage, "Wake Up," pays its own tribute to Zeppelin's "Kashmir." The closest spiritual--but not stylistic--reference point are the alternative raps of the Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy; and Rage's "Bullet In The Head" may be the best song about TV since the Heroes' "Television, The Drug Of The Nation."
  • Rapper Zack De La Rocha has a thin voice that sounds more like a bored suburban thrasher than an inner-city rhyme animal, but his lyrics are something else altogether. Rising high above the nihilism of both hard-core rap and punk, he offers not just good slogans for a t-shirt, but the promise of a system to replace the one he's bent on destroying. His is a revolution with a purpose.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.52) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Spin (9/99, p.132) - Ranked #26 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Spin (5/93, insert, p.8) - "...some of the fiercest, most impassioned musical polemics ever....fuses metal-tinged punk rock with hardcore rap....relentlessly inventive..."

Q (7/01, p.91) - Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".

Q (3/93, p.90) - 3 Stars - Good - "...they're every bit as angry as their name implies....this is a record of real attitude and energy..."

Alternative Press (11/00, p.144) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Political-Revolution Albums" - "...A debut that channels the aggression of the streets into a guitar-driven polemic. The targets are typical...but [their] integration of hip hop and heavy metal isn't."

Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.77) - Ranked #39 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993 - "...white hot metal and molten funk with industrial sonic disruptions...formidable..."

Musician (1/93, p.90) - "...Rage Against The Machine offers pointed politics and articulate anger....doesn't just draw from hip-hop and heavy metal, but integrates the two so completely that crossover is no longer an issue..."

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[The album] spectacularly fused disparate genres..."

NME (Magazine) (2/6/93, p.29) - 7 - Very Good - "...What makes RATM more than just another bunch of prodigiously capable genre-benders is their total lack of pretension or contrivance....the results burn with an undeniable conviction..."

NME (Magazine) (12/25/93, p.67) - Ranked #31 in New Musical Express' list of `The Top 50 LPs Of 1993' - "...RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE put screaming funk-bone hardcore and agit-rock sensibilities on top of the pops...."
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