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Rage Against The Machine
 
 
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Although no more, they were a great band who opened my eyes to alot of situations that I was not aware of. Zack De La Rocha was also a huge influence on my poetry.

See also: The Nightwatchman

EXTRA STUFF: Click here for pictures from the Leonard Peltier Rally (note: No one in the band is actually in any of these pictures, but they did turn out pretty neat, and I probably would have never known about Leonard Peltier if it wasn't for Rage Against The Machine. Click here for more info on Leonard Peltier)

Why is Rage Against The Machine naked?

a.)
they wanted to give the groupies a thrill
b.) they are musicians suffering from machismo who wanted to finally settle once and for all, who has the biggest.
c.) they love two things in life: the alphabet (especially the letters: p,m,r,c) and black duct tape and wanted to do a tribute. note the giddyness.

or

d.)
They are protesting the PMRC at the 1993 Lollapalooza


IF YOU GUESSED D, YOU ARE CORRECT!

In the Philidelphia, PA stop of Lollapalooza in 1993, Rage further elevated their notoriety, when they created a protest against censorship and the PMRC, by standing on stage completely naked for a total of 14 minutes, with the bass and guitar feedback buzzing. They put duct tape over their mouths, and the letters, "P" "M" "R" "C" written on the four band members chests. Tom said, "It was to show that if the fans didn't take matters into their own hands, they wouldn't be able to see bands like us." It wasn't meant to be a "feel good" protest. It was to wake people up to a reality haunting the artistic community. The PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) was founded by Tipper Gore, who is the leader of the anti-music hate group, and now has more power and visibility than ever as the Vice Presidents wife. The PMRC established the 'Parental Advisory' sticker that is put on cases of albums, and are trying to classify it as the legal definition of obsenity. Rage didn't play a single note at the Philadelphia show that day, but came back later that year to play a free show.