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Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire (Parental Advisory)

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    Rage Against The Machine: Zack De La Rocha (vocals); Tom Morello (guitar); Tim Bob (bass); Brad Wilk (drums). Recorded at Cole Rehearsal Studios, Hollywood, California. "Tire Me" won a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. "Bulls On Parade" was......more

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Artist: Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine: Zack De La Rocha (vocals); Tom Morello (guitar); Tim Bob (bass); Brad Wilk (drums). Recorded at Cole Rehearsal Studios, Hollywood, California. "Tire Me" won a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. "Bulls On Parade" was nominated for a 1997 Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. "People Of The Sun" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. Lyricist: Zack de la Rocha. Personnel: Zack de la Rocha (vocals); Tom Morello (guitar); Tim Commerford (bass guitar); Brad Wilk (drums). Audio Mixer: Andy Wallace. Recording information: Cole Rehearsal Studios, Hollywood, CA; Kiss Music Recording Studios, Melbourne, Australia. Photographers: Lisa Johnson ; Lisa Johnson. This long-awaited sophomore release from Rage Against The Machine does not disappoint. Its grinding, ferocious guitar twists Public Enemy-like riffs in and out of the rhythm section's metallic pummeling. But as usual, while Tom Morello's guitar sets the pace, Zach De La Rocha's lyrical attack steals the show. It is, after all, the EVIL EMPIRE they're raging against. De La Rocha goes for the jugular with barbed lyircs, claiming in "Bulls On Parade" that "this microphone explodes, shattering the molds" in a world where "people ain't seen a brown-skinned man since their grandparents bought one." The group's rap-like rhythmic savvy and hard-rock edge bring them to a new plane. In "Snake Charmer," De La Rocha speaks of "greed" with a delirious excitement. Evidently, Rage Against The Machine will continue to rebel against the EVIL EMPIRE.
See Also:
Evil Empire, Rage Against the Machine
See Influences:
Living Colour, Les Claypool, Beastie Boys, 24-7 Spyz, Fugazi, Eric B. & Rakim, Suicidal Tendencies, The Stooges, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Brains, Gang of Four, The Last Poets, Urban Dance Squad, The Clash, Killing Joke, Anthrax, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, Black Flag (Punk), Faith No More, The Nation of Ulysses, Public Enemy, Jane's Addiction, Bob Dylan, Fishbone
See Contemporaries:
Kottonmouth Kings, Green Day, The Mars Volta, White Zombie, Atreyu, Helmet, Soulfly, One Day as a Lion, Pearl Jam, Henry Rollins, Tom Morello, Anti Vigilante, A Perfect Circle, Beastie Boys, The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello), 24-7 Spyz, At the Drive-In, Skunk Anansie, The Offspring, Rancid, Nirvana (US), Body Count, Fear Factory, Faith No More, Tura Satana, Public Enemy, Beck, Bad Religion, Deftones, Biohazard, Cypress Hill, 311, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, Earth Crisis, Audioslave, Jane's Addiction, Tool, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 People of the Sun
  2. 2 Bulls on Parade
  3. 3 Vietnow
  4. 4 Revolver
  5. 5 Snakecharmer
  6. 6 Tire Me
  7. 7 Down Rodeo
  8. 8 Without a Face
  9. 9 Wind Below
  10. 10 Roll Right
  11. 11 Year of tha Boomerang
Heavy Metal
Rap Metal
Columbia Records
Rage Against The Machine; Brendan O'Brien
Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
SPARS Coding:
46 : 32
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (4/18/96, p.67) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...inflammatory blend of roaring guitars, barked raps and political activism..." Spin (1/97, p.58) - Ranked #7 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96." Spin (5/96, p.103) - 8 (out of 10) - "...a redefined post-Sab groove that, to use a term that seems almost to have gone out of favor...rocks." Entertainment Weekly (4/19/96, p.77) - "...Even if it's not always clear just what de la Rocha is so upset about, the power and the fury of the music comes through louder than bombs." - Rating: A- Q (11/00, p.130) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Tilts at the standard windmills of global capitalism, racism, homophobia and what have you, sounding like an adrenalised hybrid of Jello Biafra, Crass and Motorhead..." Vibe (6/96, p.143) - "...the siren howls and DJ-type scratches guitarist Tom Morello grinds on his ax would make the Bomb Squad jealous." Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #29 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.
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  • Evil Empire: Rage Against the Machine

    If you are, as I am, delighted by the synthesis of rock with various styles, including funk and smart-angry rap, you will not be disappointed. And if, like me, you know this band well, well then you don't need that information. R.A.M. was a unique band. Like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, they combined genres seamlessly, in a manner no-one had ever managed to pull off. Additionally, both bands share in common excellent musicianship and well-produced recordings. A superb recording with a message, from a band that cranked out consistently excellent recordings until it disbanded and most of its members joined up w/Chris Cornell. But that's a whole other story.

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