Live at Lime with Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman

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Live at Lime with Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
Live album by The Nightwatchman
Released December 11, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Folk rock, acoustic rock
The Nightwatchman chronology
The Fabled City
(2008)The Fabled City2008
Live at Lime with Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
Union Town
(2011)Union Town2011

Live at Lime with Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman is a two-track live album by The Nightwatchman, the alter ego of Tom Morello. Both songs on the album are covers [The Killers' "Human" and Alfred Hayes' "Joe Hill"], which is a first for a Nightwatchman album. It was recorded in 2009 and released by LimeWire Store on December 11, 2009 as a benefit for Amnesty International. All net proceeds from this release are being donated to the organization. In addition to the Live at Lime recording, Rollins released a four-part interview with Morello discussing his political activism and plans as a musician. The interview and songs can be found here

It's been said that if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. Those words have never been lost on Tom Morello, a musical insurrectionist who has continually pushed sonic boundaries since he burst onto the '90s alt-rock scene as a member of Grammy Award-winning band Rage Against The Machine. Revered for the otherworldly fretmanship displayed on seminal RATM recordings, and subsequent recorded work with Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club, and The Nightwatchman, Morello is also an outspoken political activist who's never been afraid to speak his mind and fight the power. For Lime at Lime with Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, a release benefiting Amnesty International, the master axeman presents two striking acoustic covers: a gorgeous, sparse rendition of The Killers' "Human" and "Joe Hill," a classic folk song based on a poem written by Alfred Hayes in 1925 about Swedish-American labor activist Joe Hill. ¡Viva la Revolución!

(By Darren Ressler, LimeWire Store)

International human rights day (10 December) marks the anniversary of the United Nation’s historic “Universal Declaration Of Human Rights” on 10 December 1948. The UDHR set out for the first time in a single document the fundamental rights to which everyone, everywhere is entitled - including the right to life, liberty, security, the freedoms of opinion, association and expression, and the right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.

Track listing[edit]

1."Human" (The Killers cover)3:47
2."Joe Hill" (Alfred Hayes cover)3:24

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