Rage Against The Machine. How have I not known about this band?Quality goods right there.
What of their material do you own/have listened to?
I think their best album is a toss-up between the self-titled debut, Rage Against The Machine
and their 3rd offering, Battle Of Los Angeles.
Their debut is the one a lot of fans look to as their zenith, with the tour de force tracks that are Killing In The Name
and Bullet In The Head
, backed up with excellent offerings such as Know Your Enemy
, and the under-rated Fistful Of Steel
However, I'm more tempted by Battle of Los Angeles; Guerilla Radio
is an all-time classic, supplemented by Calm Like A Bomb
, Sleep Now In The Fire
, and Born Of A Broken Man
. And then ending on my personal favourite RATM tune, War Within A Breath
Two classic albums. Other than that, Rage released a further two albums. Evil Empire
was their second, beginning in blistering fashion with People Of The Sun
, Bulls On Parade
, and Vietnow
. But it tails off a bit for me, after this.
Their last material was the Renegades
album towards the arse-end of the 90's, nothing more than a cover album from artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Afrika Bambaataa. If you haven't heard it already, check out How I Could Just Kill A Man
- particularly the live version with Cypress Hill on the Auditorium
Apologies if this partonises your knowledge, BR, but have you also heard of a band named Audioslave
? Rage Against The Machine broke up shortly after 2000's Reading festival when lead singer, Zach De La Rocha quit the band. The remaining three members went on to form Audioslave, fronted by Chris Cornell - who you might recognise as the singer behind Casino Royale's theme tune. He is also the former frontman of Soundgarden
, one of the leading late 80's / early 90's grunge bands.
If you haven't already, have a delve into some of Audioslave's material (they released 3 albums, the latest being last year). Start by downloading a track called Cochise
. Quality band; different in style and not at the level of Rage Against The Machine, but meritable in their own right. And Cornell is a fabulous vocalist, though I find him overblown.