Rage Against The Machine: remember their bombastic debut, a groundbreaking Musical Molotov Cocktail…

01 Bombtrack

02 Killing in the Name

03 Take the Power Back

04 Settle for Nothing

05 Bullet in the Head

06 Know Your Enemy

07 Wake Up

08 Fistful of Steel

09 Township Rebellion

10 Freedom

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Review by Eduardo Rivadavia @ AMG ALL MUSIC GUIDE

“Probably the first album to successfully merge the seemingly disparate sounds of rap and heavy metal, Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut was groundbreaking enough when released in 1992, but many would argue that it has yet to be surpassed in terms of influence and sheer brilliance — though countless bands have certainly tried. This is probably because the uniquely combustible creative relationship between guitar wizard Tom Morello and literate rebel vocalist Zack de la Rocha could only burn this bright, this once. While the former’s roots in ’80s heavy metal shredding gave rise to an inimitable array of six-string acrobatics and rhythmic special effects (few of which anyone else has managed to replicate), the latter delivered meaningful rhymes with an emotionally charged conviction that suburban white boys of the ensuing nu-metal generation could never hope to touch. As a result, syncopated slabs of hard rock insurrection like “Bombtrack,” “Take the Power Back,” and “Know Your Enemy” were as instantly unforgettable as they were astonishing. Yet even they paled in comparison to veritable clinics in the art of slowly mounting tension such as “Settle for Nothing,” “Bullet in the Head,” and the particularly venomous “Wake Up” (where Morello revises Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” riff for his own needs) — all of which finally exploded with awesome power and fury. And even listeners who were unable (or unwilling) to fully process the band’s unique clash of muscle and intellect were catered to, as RATM were able to convey their messages through stubborn repetition via the fundamental challenge of “Freedom” and their signature track, “Killing in the Name,” which would become a rallying cry of disenfranchisement, thanks to its relentlessly rebellious mantra of “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!” Ultimately, if there’s any disappointment to be had with this near-perfect album, it’s that it still towers above subsequent efforts as the unequivocal climax of Rage Against the Machine’s vision. As such, it remains absolutely essential.”

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Punk Rock Anthems – Volumes I, II and III [Mixtapes for Streaming] – Undertones, MC5, Stooges, Richard Hell, Rancid, Clash, Black Flag, The Gits, Husker Du, Fugazi, Nirvana, Saints, Radio Birdman and so on…

Punk Rock Anthems (Vol. #03)

01. BLACK FLAG, “Rise Above”
02. HÜSKER DÜ, “Turn on the News”
03. THE REPLACEMENTS, “Bastards of Young”
04. SLEATER-KINNEY, “You’re No Rock’n’roll Fun”
05. THE MUFFS, “Kids in America”
06. THE GITS, “Absynthe”
07. GREEN DAY, “Basket Case”
08. THE DT’S, “Freedom”
09. THE HIVES, “Die All Right!”
10. BLONDIE, “11:59”
11. JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS, “Arms Aloft”
12. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, “Killing in the Name Of”

Punk Rock Anthems (Vol. #02)

01. THE UNDERTONES, “Teenage Kicks”
02. THE DISTILLERS, “City of Angels”
03. THE DEAD BOYS, “Sonic Reducer”
04. PEARL JAM, “Do The Evolution”
05. RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS, “Blank Generation”
06. MC5, “Kick Out The Jams”
07. PATTI SMITH, “Rock’n’roll Nigger”
08. BIKINI KILL, “Rebel Girl”
09. G.B.H., “Cadilac One”
10. X, “Your Phone’s Off The Hook”
11. MUDHONEY, “Pump It Up”
12. THE MAKERS, “Too Many Fuckers On The Streets”

Punk Rock Anthems (Vol. #01)

01. IGGY & THE STOOGES, “Search & Destroy”
02. RAMONES, “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker”
03. SEX PISTOLS, “God Save The Queen”
04. DEAD KENNEDYS, “California Übber Alles”
05. THE CLASH, “Clampdown”
06. RANCID, “Bloodclot”
07. RADIO BIRDMAN, “Murder City Nights”
08. FUGAZI, “Waiting Room”
09. JOHNNY THUNDERS, “Born To Lose”
10. THE SAINTS, “I’m Stranded”
11. THE SONICS, “Shot Down”
12. NIRVANA, “Breed”

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Listen to more than 50 cyber mixtapes of music I cherish at…

12 Songs that shout “FREEDOM!”…

…and if you ask me: that’s a great word to shout, Dude!

On our menu:

01) Jimi Hendrix;

02) John Lennon;

03) Neil Young;

04) Richie Havens;

05) Bob Marley;

06) Ben Harper;

07) Funkadelic;

08) MC5;

09) The DT’s;

10) Rage Against the Machine;

11) Charles Mingus;

12) Nina Simone.

Pump up the volume…
and enjoy the ride!

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“Freedom is a word nourished by the human dream:
there is no one who can explain it
and no one who doesn’t understand it.”

(Cecilia Meireles,  1901-1964, brazilian poet)