Rage Against The Machine - Battle Of Los Angeles - 1999 Alt Rock 180 Grm LP

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Rage Against The Machine ‎– The Battle Of Los Angeles

Music On Vinyl ‎– MOVLP062, Epic ‎– EPC 491993 1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, 180 Gram
25 Jan 2010
Alternative Rock, Funk Metal

A1 Testify
A2 Guerrilla Radio
A3 Calm Like A Bomb
A4 Mic Check
A5 Sleep Now In The Fire
A6 Born Of A Broken Man

B1 Born As Ghosts
B2 Maria
B3 Voice Of The Voiceless
B4 New Millennium Homes
B5 Ashes In The Fall
B6 War Within A Breath


Bass, Written-By, Arranged By - Tim.Com
Co-producer - Rage Against The Machine
Drums, Written-By, Arranged By - Brad Wilk
Guitar, Written-By, Arranged By - Tom Morello
Lyrics By, Vocals, Written-By, Arranged By - Zach De La Rocha
Producer - Brendan O'Brien


All sounds made by guitar, bass, drums and vocals.

Rage Against The Machine, in only three albums, has achieved the balance they've needed. Previously, their heavy messages and their particularly heavy music have clashed, with one drowning out the other in about half of their songs.

But "Battle" changes that. The music has much more variety than previous albums. "Calm Like a Bomb" has some ridiculous guitar work, as does "Voice of the Voiceless," a call of the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal. "Sleep Now In The Fire," the current single, is an almost straight-ahead rock tune, and pretty darn catchy.

Tom Morello is in peak form on "Battle," creating some insane sounds out of his guitars, such as the 'guitarmonica' solo on "Guerilla Radio" or some Tom-knows-what feedback on "Mic Check." Lyricist Zach De La Rocha screams along with his music with feeling not found too often. Their bassist, under the mocking psuedonym "Y.tim.K" shows off his talent quite often, as does drummer Brad Wilk.

Once again, RATM can make the claim that "All sounds are made by guitar, bass, drums, and vocals" only. Listen through this album and gasp at that achievement; it doesn't sound like it came easily. Overall this album is a worthy addition to any Rage fan's collection, and hopefully the thought-provoking messages and powerful music will draw in many new fans for such a deserving band.

Melding the instrumental fury of rock and metal with the lyrical activism of early hip-hop, Rage Against the Machine hit their angry stride in 1999. "The funk is deep and the rock is brutal," guitarist Tom Morello told SPIN in 2005.
The Battle of Los Angeles was their finest moment, as the magazine described in a March 2000 article detailing Zack de la Rocha's personal connections to Mexican politics and the Zapatista rebels in Chiapas. The album "is Rage's great stage dive forward. It depicts cities and suburbs, ghettos and malls, factories and fields, caught up in a constant power grab."

Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio (Live @ Reading 2000)


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Rage Against The Machine - Calm Like A Bomb (Live)

The guitar is a saint George. He bought it for about 60 bucks at a Canadian pawn shop

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Rage Against the Machine - Sleep Now in Fire - Battle of Mexico

rock music + radical ideas=potent message

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Rage Against The Machine - Mic Check - Mumia Benefit

Those guitar effects are so beastly.

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Music On Vinyl
Color Black