History Music / RageAgainstTheMachine

12th May '16 5:52:06 PM bt8257
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* CoverVersion: An entire album of them. ''Renegades'' is a collection of covers. They have also covered [[Music/{{NWA}} "Fuck tha Police"]], [[Music/PublicEnemy "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos"]] and [[Music/BruceSpringsteen "The Ghost of Tom Joad"]] (the latter of which is in ''Renegades'', and for which, incidentally, Morello guested when Springsteen re-recorded it in ''High Hopes''). At live shows they sometimes play White Riot by Music/TheClash.

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* CoverVersion: An entire album of them. ''Renegades'' is a collection of covers. They have also covered [[Music/{{NWA}} "Fuck tha Police"]], [[Music/PublicEnemy "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos"]] and [[Music/BruceSpringsteen "The Ghost of Tom Joad"]] (the latter of which is in ''Renegades'', and for which, incidentally, Morello guested when Springsteen re-recorded it in ''High Hopes''). At live shows they sometimes play White Riot "White Riot" by Music/TheClash.



** Also, in the 2009 U.K Xmas No.1 race, when Rage's "Killing In The Name" went up against ''The X Factor'''s Joe's, "The Climb", there was quite a bit of {{Irony}} as there was a successful Internet campaign instructing anti-''X Factor'' fans to buy the song. In addition to the above anti-consumerism lyric from "No Shelter", "Killing In The Name" clearly has the lyrics, "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!"

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** Also, in the 2009 U.K Xmas No.1 race, when Rage's "Killing In The Name" went up against ''The X Factor'''s Joe's, "The Climb", there was quite a bit of {{Irony}} {{irony}} as there was a successful Internet campaign instructing anti-''X Factor'' fans to buy the song. In addition to the above anti-consumerism lyric from "No Shelter", "Killing In The in the Name" clearly has the lyrics, "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!"



* IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney: Tom Morello once supported himself by dancing. Exotically.

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* IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney: Tom Morello once supported himself by dancing. Exotically.dancing exotically.
12th May '16 5:50:59 PM bt8257
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'''Rage Against The Machine''' was a RapMetal band from Los Angeles, formed in 1991.

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'''Rage Against The the Machine''' was a RapMetal band from Los Angeles, formed in 1991.



* IsntItIronic:
** "No Shelter" was used on the Godzilla soundtrack because Sony noticed that they mention the great lizard by name. What Sony failed to notice is that they call it "pure motherfucking filler" (''immediately'' after mentioning Godzilla, no less!) and that the whole song was about slick American advertising disguising real suffering. Furthermore, "No Shelter" has the line "Make you think what you need is what they sellin'/Make you think that buyin' is rebellin'"

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* IsntItIronic:
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IsntItIronic: "No Shelter" was used on the Godzilla soundtrack because Sony noticed that they mention the great lizard by name. What Sony failed to notice is that they call it "pure motherfucking filler" (''immediately'' after mentioning Godzilla, no less!) and that the whole song was about slick American advertising disguising real suffering. Furthermore, "No Shelter" has the line "Make you think what you need is what they sellin'/Make you think that buyin' is rebellin'"



** In addition, RushLimbaugh played "Sleep Now in the Fire" on his radio show once. Tom Morello was not pleased.

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** In addition, RushLimbaugh Rush Limbaugh played "Sleep Now in the Fire" on his radio show once. Tom Morello was not pleased.
9th Apr '16 2:32:57 PM stuffedninja
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The band was well known for political activism, and the liner notes usually include contact information to various organizations the band supports. They have also played at large protests, and once, when playing on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (in an episode hosted by buttoned-down Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes), displayed the American flag upside down, until stagehands came and pulled them down.

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The band was well known for the political activism, activism in their songs, and the liner notes usually include contact information to various organizations the band supports. They have also played at large protests, and once, have several cases of controversial moments: when playing on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (in an episode hosted by buttoned-down Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes), they displayed the American flag upside down, until stagehands came and pulled them down.
down. Also, when playing "Killing in the Name" at the infamous Woodstock '99, they burned the American flag onstage.



* ''Renegades'' (2000) a collection of cover versions of other bands' songs.

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* ''Renegades'' (2000) (2000), a collection of [[CoveredUp cover versions versions]] of other bands' songs.
9th Apr '16 2:28:17 PM stuffedninja
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!! ''''Troping in the Name'''':

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!! ''''Troping !!Troping in the Name'''':Name:



* BrokenRecord: "Killing in the Name", as detailed below. Also "Know Your Enemy", which ends with eight instances of "All of which are American dreams!"
* ClusterFBomb: "Killing in the Name": ''Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me'' x 16 (first 4 murmuring, next 4 in a crescendo, and the last 8 shouting out loud)

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* BigYes: Zack lets out an awesome, raspy ''"YEEEEEEEAAAAHHHH!"'' twice in "Sleep Now in the Fire"; once around the start, and again before the guitar solo.
* BrokenRecord: "Killing in the Name", as detailed below. below.
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Also "Know Your Enemy", which ends with eight instances of "All of which are American dreams!"
* ClusterFBomb: "Killing in the Name": ''Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me'' x 16 (first 4 murmuring, next 4 in a crescendo, and the last 8 shouting out loud)loud).



* PerformanceVideo: Several include snippets, but "Sleep Now In The Fire" deserves an honorary mention, with the band playing on the steps of Federal Hall. Without a permit. It's directed by Creator/MichaelMoore.

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* PerformanceVideo: Several include snippets, but "Sleep Now In The in the Fire" deserves an honorary mention, with the band playing on the steps of Federal Hall. Without a permit. It's directed by Creator/MichaelMoore.
17th Mar '16 10:54:14 AM KevinW
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The band's cover of Devo's "Beautiful World" takes a song that, although light-hearted musically, is quite dark lyrically, and makes its tone even darker, with a vastly-simplified and toned-down musical arrangement.
29th Feb '16 3:29:23 PM kingofkatamari
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* BrokenRecord: See below.

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* BrokenRecord: See below."Killing in the Name", as detailed below. Also "Know Your Enemy", which ends with eight instances of "All of which are American dreams!"
18th Dec '15 4:24:40 PM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: One of the riffs from "Year of tha Boomerang" is in 5/4.
18th Dec '15 10:55:23 AM CassandraLeo
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* TheKlan: In addition to the famous reference in "Killing in the Name", there's a reference to a "white-hooded judge" in "Calm Like a Bomb".
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* ConspiracyTheorist: The "machine" you should be raging against. They do specifically refer to the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

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* ConspiracyTheorist: The "machine" you should be raging against. They do specifically refer to the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
7th Nov '15 1:55:55 PM bt8257
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!!Tropes:

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!!Tropes:!! ''''Troping in the Name'''':



* ClusterFBomb: "Killing in the Name":
-->''Fuck you I won't do what you tell me'' x 16 (first 4x murmuring, next 4x in a crescendo, and the last 8x shouting out loud)
-->''[[AtomicFBomb Motherfuckaaaaaaaaa]]!!!''

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* ClusterFBomb: "Killing in the Name":
-->''Fuck you
Name": ''Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me'' x 16 (first 4x 4 murmuring, next 4x 4 in a crescendo, and the last 8x 8 shouting out loud)
-->''[[AtomicFBomb Motherfuckaaaaaaaaa]]!!!''-->'''''[[AtomicFBomb MOTHERFUCKER]]!'''''
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