RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Released Their Political Rap Metalhouse Debut 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history…

2 November 2017


Album: self-titled debut

Released: 3 November 1992 – 25 years ago…

Rolling Stone wrote: “This debut album is a grenade that keeps exploding. Among Nineties albums, only ‘Nevermind’ and ‘The Chronic’ rival it for cultural impact. RATM made hip-hop-tinged funk metal the new rebel music, taking over the alienation beat from grunge slackers
and making Marxist sloganeering seem badass. Rage were machinelike, yes, but built to
change worlds.”

Cover sleeve: “A photo of the self-immolation of Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, in Saigon in 1963. The monk was protesting President Ngô Đình Diệm’s administration for oppressing the Buddhist religion. The photograph drew international attention and persuaded U.S. President John F. Kennedy to withdraw support for Ngô Đình Diệm’s government. It was taken by Associated Press correspondent Malcolm Browne.

Turn Up The Volume!: says: The first band that made me like metal madness because they did it the way nobody else did back then. With overwhelming intensity, with ferocious rage, with forceful scream along raps, with biting messages & scorching concerts…

Three Top Tracks: Killing In The Name / Bombtrack / Bullet In The Head

* KILLING IN THE NAMEtimeless molotov cocktail

* BOMBTRACK loud and clear

* BULLET IN THE HEAD “Ya gotta bullet in ya fuckin’ head!”

The Furious Full Album…

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