Studio album by Rage Against the Machine
December 5, 2000
April 2000 - September 2000
Rap metal, alternative metal, funk metal
Rick Rubin, Brendan O'Brien, Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine chronology
Singles from Renegades
" The Ghost of Tom Joad"
Released: November 25, 1997
" Renegades of Funk"
Released: February 20, 2001
" How I Could Just Kill a Man"
Released: October 20, 2001
is the fourth studio album by the American Renegades rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, released on December 5, 2000 by Epic 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 after Rage singer Zack de la Rocha left the band, but still 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 " Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium Kick Out the Jams" on the European version of this album also appears on Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. Their version of " Maggie's Farm", was featured in the credits of the 2010 film . The album achieved The Other Guys 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, with the words "LOVE" replaced with "RAGE". 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. The album's 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"
Roger Troutman, Dino Hawkins, Adrian Miller, Eric Vidal, Nick Vidal
Volume 10 (1994) 3:18
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) Kramer, Smith, Tyner, Davis, Thompson
MC5 (1969) 4:31
"How I Could Just Kill a Man"
(Live, featuring B-Real and Sen Dog) 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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