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Rage Against the Machine
Welcome to our Rage Against the Machine Lens
Welcome to my Rage Against the Machine lens. This is a lens dedicated to Rage Against the Machine and will be an on going work in progress, so be sure to stop back often. Be sure to participate in our polls, vote for your favorite Rage videos, and leave a comment. We want this to be an interactive experience. Now that the introductory stuff is out of the way, let me briefly explain how I came to be a Rage Against the Machine fan and why I started this lens.
When I first heard the song "Killing in the Name of" off of Rage's debut album I was instantly hooked. It wasn't one of those songs that you hear on the radio ten times and eventually decide you like. I was instantly blown away by that tune and it was a song that instantly spoke to me. I heard one song and I immediately ran out and bought that debut Rage Against the Machine CD. To my surprise my mind was further blown away when I listened to the entire the album.
I was expecting the standard rock album let down. We've all been there before, so you know what I'm talking about. You hear a slamming new track on the radio or via a friend and you run out and buy the album only to discover the song you heard is the only track worth listening to on the entire CD. This was never the case with Rage. Every song rocks just as hard, and carries just as powerful of a message as the first. There never was any sort of buyer's remorse with a Rage Against the Machine album.
I fell in love with Rage Against the Machine because their music was just what I had been waiting for in the 1990s. I had always loved rock and rap and Rage Against the Machine mashes the two genres up and blends them perfectly. There was just nothing like it at the time, and there has been nothing as original, raw, and creative since. Zack de la Rocha's amazingly intense vocals and one of a kind lyrical skills were what instantly sold me on rage. Tom Morello's insane guitar skills kept me listening long after I had every lyric memorized. The amazing bass and drum work of RATM somehow always came through just as well as everything else. Bottom line is there is little to NOT like about any of Rage Against the Machine's collection of work.
AIthough I discovered RATM as a teenager I could still relate to them and their messages. Now, nearly two decades later I am older, pi$$ed off about different things but still just as appreciative of Rage and their message. I am incredibly excited to see Rage Against the Machine back in the news and back on stage. With that in mind I decided to create a lens dedicated to RaGe AgAiNsT tHe MaChInE and can't wait to hear what all of their other fans have to contribute.
Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine Videos on YouTube
If you've ever had the privilege of seeing Rage live you know they possess an amazing energy on stage. If you haven't seen them live then the next best thing is to check out one of their videos. There is simply nothing else like it! Zack bouncing around and spitting venom and knowledge like the militant poet he is....Morello killing the guitar. Simply awesome!
Know your Enemy
"Yes I know my enemies. They're the teachers who taught me to fight me.
Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite . . .
All of which are American dreams."
Rage Against the Machine VHS and DVD videos on Amazon
Check out some of the great VHS and DVD videos of Rage Against the Machine available on Amazon. Whether you are looking for the standard stuff like like "Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium" or a harder to find import, you can probably find it on Amazon!
Rage Against the Machine Music on Amazon
Check out a small sampling of the Rage Against the Machine albums and tracks available on Amazon.
Rage Against the Machine Amazon MP3 - Check out Rage Against the Machine MP3's on Amazon!
Grab some of Rage Against the Machine's greatest songs on Amazon.
Rage Against the Machine Items on eBay
Ebay is the perfect place to find rare and hard to find Rage Against the Machine merchandise and propaganda! Check out some of the current Rage Against the Machine items listed on ebay right now:
Rage Against the Machine T-Shirts and other Rage Swag
Take a look at a small sampling of Rage Against the Machine T-shirts and other clothing and accessories.
Rage Against the Machine Websites and Links
Here is a list of websites about, or relating to, Rage Against the Machine. Starting with the official RATM website!
- The OFFICIAL RATM website
The official website of Rage Against the Machine. This is THE place to find out breaking news about Rage. You can also check out videos, sign up for the mailing list and check out links to a ton of great sites. You can also buy some very sweet RATM m
A great site dedicated to Activism and Activists. A lot of great info on Tom Morello A.K.A. The Nightwatchman and a ton of info on causes and activists that simply don't have a voice through mainstream media. A great site!
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Do you love Rage Against the Machine?
YES! They rock! One of, if not THE, baddest most kick a$$ band of all time!
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