Their story starts with a paradox-namely, how does a band rail against the very system that enables its rants against the system to be heard in the first place. Rage Against the Machine never quite solved this unsolvable question; perhaps it was even unfair to ask them to. Yet to hear them at a club, or better still live, in the mid-nineties was nothing less than a raw rush of adrenaline straight to the heart, one that made any sort of illicit drugs, unnecessary, superfluous, even dangerous. At that point it didn’t matter if you were a pseudo-Marxist or a reactionary conservative-you got your ass out on the floor.
No mistake though, Rage may have been the most... Read More