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Rage Against The Machine - S/T (Picture disc)

Rage Against The Machine - S/T (Picture disc)
Rage Against The Machine - S/T (Picture disc) Rage Against The Machine - S/T (Picture disc)
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Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Sony (88763408931)
Special Attributes: 20th Anniversary edition remastered picture disc, numbered
Release Date: 11/2012
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Ultimately, if there's any disappointment to be had with this near-perfect album, it's that it still towers above subsequent efforts as the unequivocal climax of Rage Against the Machine's vision. As such, it remains absolutely essential. (allmusic.com)

Probably the first album to successfully merge the seemingly disparate sounds of rap and heavy metal, Rage Against the Machine's self-titled debut was groundbreaking enough when released in 1992, but many would argue that it has yet to be surpassed in terms of influence and sheer brilliance -- though countless bands have certainly tried. This is probably because the uniquely combustible creative relationship between guitar wizard Tom Morello and literate rebel vocalist Zack de la Rocha could only burn this bright, this once. While the former's roots in '80s heavy metal shredding gave rise to an inimitable array of six-string acrobatics and rhythmic special effects (few of which anyone else has managed to replicate), the latter delivered meaningful rhymes with an emotionally charged conviction that suburban white boys of the ensuing nu-metal generation could never hope to touch. As a result, syncopated slabs of hard rock insurrection like "Bombtrack," "Take the Power Back," and "Know Your Enemy" were as instantly unforgettable as they were astonishing. Yet even they paled in comparison to veritable clinics in the art of slowly mounting tension such as "Settle for Nothing," "Bullet in the Head," and the particularly venomous "Wake Up" (where Morello revises Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" riff for his own needs) -- all of which finally exploded with awesome power and fury. And even listeners who were unable (or unwilling) to fully process the band's unique clash of muscle and intellect were catered to, as RATM were able to convey their messages through stubborn repetition via the fundamental challenge of "Freedom" and their signature track, "Killing in the Name," which would become a rallying cry of disenfranchisement, thanks to its relentlessly rebellious mantra of "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!" (More info: www.allmusic.com)

Track list

A1 Bombtrack        
A2 Killing In The Name        
A3 Take The Power Back        
A4 Settle For Nothing        
A5 Bullet In The Head        

B1 Know Your Enemy        
B2 Wake Up        
B3 Fistful Of Steel        
B4 Township Rebellion        
B5 Freedom  

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