Monday, November 26, 2012
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: Listen To Classic Remastered Songs Of 'XX' (Anniversary Edition)!
"It doesn't feel like 20 years, but at the same time it's sobering that it is," Morello says. "There's no crystal ball that we could've looked into when we were writing these songs in 1991 that would have told us we'd be talking about this record over two decades later. And I will say that 20 years later we're able to take pride in the fact that in the history of rock music there has never been a more popular band with as radical politics as Rage Against The Machine, nor has there been a band with more radical politics than Rage Against The Machine that has been as popular. That is the lasting testament to the first shot fired by this album and how it continues to resonate with rebels around the world."
Our good friends over at REVOLVER are streaming 'XX' at the following link: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-rage-against-the-machine-xx.html
The "XX" set includes:
- The original album with three live track B-sides.
- RATM's original demo tape that includes the unreleased songs "Darkness of Greed" and "Clear the Lane."
- The DVDs include the group's June 6, 2010 performance in London's Finbury Park, music videos, live footage from 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1997.
- A homemade video if RATM's first public performance on Oct. 23, 1991 in North Ridge, Calif. Public Enemy's Chuck D wrote liner notes for the set.
You can pre-order the album now at Amazon.com. Check out the 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set, the 20th Anniversary Special Edition and the 20th Anniversary Edition.
The band recently posted a video of a 1992 performance of “Take the Power Back” from the Vic Theater. Watch it here:
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