Thursday, December 17, 2009
In the above clip you can listen to Rage Against The Machine in a British interview about how the young people in Britan are trying to make a statement against corporate music business manufacturing hits.
A grassroots campaign on Facebook has started a rebel revolution to make a song by the band RATM outsell and hit number 1 on British charts to overthrow a song promoted during the Christmas season by Simon Cowell's tv show X Factor.
"Killing in the Name" is the first single released by Rage Against the Machine from their self-titled album in November 1992. The single's cover pictured Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, burning himself to death in Saigon in 1963 in protest of the murder of Buddhists by Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm's regime.
The song "Killing in the Name" has been described as "a howling, expletive-driven tirade against the ills of American society." The song repeats six lines of lyrics and the uncensored version contains the word "fuck" seventeen times. The song builds in intensity, repeating the lines "And now you do what they told ya. And now you're under control" culminating in Zack de la Rocha screaming "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me! Motherfucker!". From Wiki.
Rage Against the Machine's first video for "Killing in the Name" did not receive any airplay in the US due to the explicit language in the song's refrain. The song received substantial airplay in Europe and drove the band's popularity outside its home country. Rolling Stone lists "Killing in the Name" as the 24th in its 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.
Tom Morello created the heavier riffs while teaching a student drop D tuning. He stopped the lesson and recorded the riff. The next day the band met in a studio and according to Morello the song "Killing in the Name" was created in a collaborative effort, combining his riff with "Timmy C.'s magmalike bass, Brad Wilk's funky, brutal drumming and Zack's conviction"