Rage Against The Machine (Album)
This is the page for the 1992 debut album, for the band, see Rage Against The Machine
|Rage Against The Machine|
|Studio album by Rage Against The Machine|
|Released||November 10, 1992|
|Recorded||April - May 1992|
|Genre||Rap-Metal, Funk Metal, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock|
|Producer||Garth Richardson, Rage Against The Machine|
|Rage Against The Machine Studio Album chronology|
The cover art is a black-and-white photo of a Buddhist burning himself to death in protest of a law saying you cannot follow buddhism that was photographed in 1963. As stated in an interview, Tom Morello mentioned that the reason why they choosed that photo for the cover is because it represented the rebellious theme of there music. This photo was also used for the single "Killing In The Name".
Music and LyricsEdit
The music is manly Rap-Metal. It also described as Alternative Metal, Funk Metal, and Hard Rock. The lyrical themes are political and rebellious. For example, "Bullet In The Head" is about propaganda and how it brainwashes everyone to buy different products, the song itself represents that as if people died in a Drive-by.
- Killing In The Name
- Take The Power Back
- Seattle For Nothing
- Bullet In The Head
- Know Your Enemy
- Wake Up
- Fistfull of Steel
- Township Rebellion
- Maynard James Keenan, vocalist of Tool, was featured in "Know Your Enemy" as backing vocals
- Stephin Perkins, Jane's Addiction drummer, featured as "Trashcan percussion"
As said earlier, the album had a total of 4 Singles, each having music videos. "Killing In The Name" was picked as lead single. It was very successful in the UK. The second was "Bullet In The Head", the third was "Bombtrack", and the forth and final was "Freedom".
During early 1992, the band started on a tour that would last intill December 31, 1993. The song "Wake Up" was featured in the film The Matrix.
- Zach De La Rocha-Vocals
- Tom Morello-Guitar
- Tim Commerford-Bass
- Brad Wilk-Drums