Inside Out (band)
Inside Out on the cover of their EP No Spiritual Surrender
|Origin||Orange County, Southern California, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Rage Against the Machine, Alien Ant Farm, 108, Chain of Strength|
Inside Out existed from August 1988 to roughly fall of 1991, releasing a single 7" EP, No Spiritual Surrender, in 1990, on Revelation Records (later converted to six song CD). They played up and down the West Coast and even toured the East Coast once before their breakup in 1991. Many of their songs' themes are spiritual, but not necessarily religious. They had written material for a second record, to be titled Rage Against the Machine (whence the name for de la Rocha's next band came), but the band broke up shortly after their guitarist, Vic DiCara, left the band to become a Hare Krishna monk. Vic later started 108, a Krishna-themed hardcore band, and briefly joined Burn, playing guitar in both.
Inside Out performed on California radio station KXLU, showcasing a number of new songs. The quality of the recording on the show, while adequate for a radio broadcast, is not on par with that of the band's EP recording. Copies of their live radio appearance and various live sets have circulated the tape trading underground and file sharing world for years as popular items. In early 2013, a high quality version of one of their final shows from May 1991 surfaced and was remastered and made publicly available. Lyrics to the previously unreleased songs "Rage Against the Machine" and "Darkness of Greed" were deciphered, and together they give new context to the early beginnings of Rage Against the Machine. Some of their songs focus on issues in society and in the USA (Redemption, Burning Fight) and some are personal to members of the band (Sacrifice, By a Thread). In October 2016, a VHS video of a 1990 Inside Out show in Reading, PA surafaced and was made available online. According to hate5six.com founder Sunny Singh, the Reading, PA video "includes a number of [Inside Out]'s unreleased material. Burning Fight, Deathbed (which Vic later transformed into 108's famous anthem), Undertone (Zack screaming "WAKE UP!" over and over again at the beginning foreshadows the chorus of a slightly more famous song he would write a year later), Empty Days, Redemption, Blind Oppressor, Turn and Face."
- Zack de la Rocha - vocals (Rage Against the Machine, Hardstance, One Day as a Lion, Farside)
- Vic DiCara - guitar (Shelter, Beyond, Burn, 108)
- Mark Hayworth - bass (Hardstance, Gorilla Biscuits)
- Chris Bratton - drums (Justice League, No For An Answer, Chain of Strength, Statue, Wool)
- Alex Barreto - drums (Against the Wall, Chain of Strength, Hardstance, Statue, World's Fastest Car, Ignite, Alien Ant Farm)
- Sterling Wilson - bass (Reason to Believe, No For An Answer)
- Mike Down - guitar (Amenity, Forced Down)
- Joey Piro - drums (Pitchfork, Forced Down)
- Mike Rosas - guitar (Headfirst, Smile)
- No Spiritual Surrender - EP, (1990)
- Aaron, Charles (March 2000). "The Art of War". Spin. 16 (3): 93.
- allmusic ((( Inside Out > Overview )))
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