Studio album by Rage Against the Machine
December 5, 2000
Cello Studios, Hollywood, CA and The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, 2000
Rap metal, alternative metal, funk metal
Rick Rubin, Brendan O'Brien, Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine chronology
is the first cover album and the fourth studio album by American Renegades rap metal band Rage Against the Machine released on Revelation Records. The album consists entirely of cover songs and includes covers of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Minor Threat, Eric B. & Rakim, EPMD, MC5, The Rolling Stones, Cypress Hill, and Devo. It was released in 2000, after Rage singer Zack de la Rocha had already left the band, but featured his vocals. After the release of Renegades, the remaining three members of the band reformed with Chris Cornell on vocals as Audioslave. Rage did, however, release another album, , a live recording of their final two concerts before their initial break-up, in Los Angeles on September 12 and September 13, 2000. The bonus live version of "Kick Out the Jams" on the European version of this album also appears on Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. Their version of " Maggie's Farm", was featured in the credits of . The Other Guys
The album achieved platinum status a little over a month after its initial release.
Artwork [ edit ]
cover art is a parody of the pop art work, by LOVE Robert Indiana. The album shipped with four different versions of the cover: either red lettering with black and either blue or green background, or with the red and black switched.
Packaging also includes a poem by
Josh Koppel. The artwork ends with a photograph of an American one dollar bill with the message "YOU ARE NOT A SLAVE" written on the back.
Track listing [ edit ]
Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah
Eric B. & Rakim (1988) 5:01
"Pistol Grip Pump"
Volume 10 Volume 10
Kick Out the Jams"
Wayne Kramer, Fred "Sonic" Smith, Rob Tyner, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson
MC5 (1969) 3:11
Renegades of Funk"
Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, John Miller, John Robie Afrika Bambaataa
Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale
Devo (1981) 2:35
Erick Sermon, Parish Smith
EPMD (1988) 4:56
In My Eyes"
Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Brian Baker, Lyle Preslar
Minor Threat (1981) 2:54
How I Could Just Kill a Man"
Louis Freese, Senen Reyes, Lawrence Muggerud
Cypress Hill (1991) 4:04
The Ghost of Tom Joad"
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen
"Down on the Street"
Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander
The Stooges (1970) 3:38
Street Fighting Man"
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
The Rolling Stones (1968) 4:42
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan
"Kick Out the Jams"
(Live, not on all versions of the album) Kramer, Smith, Tyner, Davis, Thompson
MC5 (1969) 4:31
"How I Could Just Kill a Man"
(Live - feat. B-Real and Sen Dog, not on all versions of the album) Freese, Reyes, Muggerud
Cypress Hill (1991) 4:30
Best Buy limited edition
Limited edition albums sold at
Best Buy contained a bonus disc with live recordings of " People of the Sun" and "No Shelter". The songs were later released as part of in 2003, as was track 13. Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
Personnel [ edit ]
Katie Teasdale – Assistant Engineer
Darren Mora – Assistant Engineer
Matt Marin – Assistant Engineer
Mike Scotella – Assistant Engineer
Geoof Walcha – Assistant Engineer
Rich Veltrop – Assistant Engineer
Greg Fidelman – Digital Editing
Mark Moreau – Digital Editing
Aimee Macauley – Art Director
Lindsay Chase – Production Coordination
Jake Sexton – Political Coordinator
Jake Koppell – Inside Booklet
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