is the fourth studio album by American Renegades rock band Rage Against the Machine (RATM), released on December 5, 2000 by Epic Records, almost two months after their breakup. The album consists of covers of songs by artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Minor Threat, Eric B. & Rakim, EPMD, MC5, The Rolling Stones, Cypress Hill, and Devo.
After the release of
Renegades, three of the four band members (minus vocalist Zack de la Rocha) formed a new band, Audioslave with former Soundgarden vocalist/guitarist Chris Cornell. RATM did, however, release the live album , consisting of their final two concerts before their initial break-up.
Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
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, with the word "love" replaced with "rage" and the letter G at the bottom left corner slanted (in the original sculpture, the slanted letter O is at the top right corner). 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 ]
1. " Microphone Fiend" Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah Eric B. & Rakim (1988) 5:01 2. "Pistol Grip Pump" Roger Troutman, Dino Hawkins, Adrian Miller, Eric Vidal, Nick Vidal Volume 10 (1994) 3:18 3. " Kick Out the Jams" Wayne Kramer, Fred "Sonic" Smith, Rob Tyner, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson MC5 (1969) 3:11 4. " Renegades of Funk" Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, John Miller, John Robie Afrika Bambaataa (1983) 4:35 5. " Beautiful World" Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale Devo (1981) 2:35 6. " I'm Housin" Erick Sermon, Parish Smith EPMD (1988) 4:56 7. " In My Eyes" Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Brian Baker, Lyle Preslar Minor Threat (1981) 2:54 8. " How I Could Just Kill a Man" Louis Freese, Senen Reyes, Lawrence Muggerud Cypress Hill (1991) 4:04 9. " The Ghost of Tom Joad" Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen (1995) 5:38 10. " Down on the Street" Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander The Stooges (1970) 3:38 11. " Street Fighting Man" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones (1968) 4:42 12. " Maggie's Farm" Bob Dylan Bob Dylan (1965) 6:34
13. "Kick Out the Jams" (Live) Kramer, Smith, Tyner, Davis, Thompson MC5 (1969) 4:31 14. "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 ]
Rage Against the Machine – co-producer, art direction
Zack de la Rocha – vocals
Tom Morello – guitar
Tim Commerford – bass/ backing vocals
Brad Wilk – drums
Sen Dog – vocals on the live version of "How I Can Just Kill A Man"
B-Real – vocals on the live version of "How I Can Just Kill A Man"
Rick Rubin – producer Brendan O'Brien – producer of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad"
Jim Scott – engineer
David Schiffman – engineer
Rich Costey – mixing
D. Sardy – mixing of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" and "Street Fighting Man"
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
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Singles [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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Tom Moon (2000-11-21). "Renegades | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone . Retrieved . 2012-06-13
"Renegades Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. 2000-12-05 . Retrieved . 2012-06-13
Bush, John (2000-12-05). "Renegades – Rage Against the Machine : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic . Retrieved . 2012-06-13
^ A tour through three decades of sonic recalcitrance, Renegades is the genome map of seditious sound. [#151, p.90]
Rob Brunner (2000-12-11). "Renegades Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com . Retrieved . 2012-06-13
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"Rage Against The Machine – Renegades CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2000-12-05 . Retrieved . 2012-06-13
^ This crisp, Rick Rubin-produced outing packs away a machine that was well-oiled to the last. [Jan. 2001, p.107]
"NME Album Reviews – Renegades". Nme.Com. 2000-11-24 . Retrieved . 2012-06-13
^ Renegades is Rage's most satisfying record since their debut. [Jan 2001, p.104]
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"Renegades – Rage Against the Machine". Billboard.com
"OLiS: sales for the period 8 January 2001 – 14.01.2001". OLiS.
"Rage Against the Machine". Official Charts . Retrieved . 3 October 2018
"ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
"British album certifications – Rage against the machine – Renegades". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Renegades in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
"American album certifications – Rage against the machine – Renegades". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH .
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