Rage Against the Machine was truly one of the first bands to combine rock and rap on their blistering, political debut album. The band called Ice Cube, Sex Pistols and Minor Threat influences and it shows. Their shows were a powder keg and as their popularity grew it just became more and more difficult to sustain their values and sadly after only three real albums, they broke up. Their debut is a stone-cold classic with “Killing in the Name Of” and “Bombtrack” sounding as fresh today as they did in 1993.
Fun Fact: Tom Morello, after graduating from Harvard, moved back to California and couldn’t find work. For a brief time, he worked as an exotic dancer. He would be hired for bachelorette parties and would always dance to “Brick House”.
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